House education committee to examine data privacy on Thursday

House education committee to examine data privacy on Thursday

Week 2 of the legislative session is shaping up to be as busy as Week 1. Several education committee meetings are scheduled in the House and the Senate — and some non-education committees will also discuss issues that will impact school districts.

Please scroll down for this week’s highlights.

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This Week’s Schedule

Tuesday, March 15

House Education Policy Innovation Committee

  • When: 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 15
  • Where: State Office Building — Basement Hearing Room
  • Committee website: http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cmte/Home/?comm=89007
  • Key agenda items:
  1. HF 2814 (study group on K-12 teacher licensure)
  2. HF 2861 (task force on K-12 teacher licensure)
  3. HF 2794 (excused absences for performing arts)
  4. HF 2890 (innovation in education opportunities expanded)

Senate Education Committee

  • When: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2016
  • Where: Minnesota Senate Building — Room 1100
  • Committee website: https://www.senate.mn/committees/committee_bio.php?ls=&cmte_id=3077
  • Agenda:  
  1. SF 2543 (Testing Innovation Zone)
  2. SF 2604 (Testing transparency)
  3. SF 2597 (Disaggregated data)
  4. SF 2746 (MDE MCA report requirement)
  5. SF 1782 (Career and technical educator licensing work group establishment)
  6. SF 2652 (Minnesota homelessness work group recommendations)

House Education Finance Committee

  • When: 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 15
  • Where: State Office Building — Room 5
  • Committee website: http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cmte/Home/?comm=89007
  • Key agenda items:
  1. Minnesota Department of Education updates (Pearson contract and special education evaluation)
  2. School Trust Lands Director Update

Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement

  • When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15
  • Where: State Office Building — Room 10
  • Commission website: http://www.lcpr.leg.mn
  • Agenda: http://www.commissions.leg.state.mn.us/lcpr/meetings/agendas/2016/031516agenda.htm

Wednesday, March 16

Senate Education Committee

  • When: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2016
  • Where: Minnesota Senate Building — Room 2412
  • Committee website: https://www.senate.mn/committees/committee_bio.php?ls=&cmte_id=3077
  • Agenda:
  1. SF 1386 (School readiness teachers licensing requirement; early childhood family education (ECFE) teacher license requirements clarification)
  2. SF 2308 (Dyslexia specialists requirement and appropriation)
  3. SF 343 (National Association for Sport and Physical Education kindergarten through grade 12 standards and benchmarks adoption requirement)

House Education Finance Committee

  • When: 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 16
  • Where: State Office Building — Room 5
  • Committee website: http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cmte/Home/?comm=89007
  • Key agenda items:
  1. Early Learning update
  2. MDE’s Early Learning Scholarship Report
  3. Parent Aware update
  4. Northside Achievement Zone update
  5. St. Paul Promise Neighborhood update
  6. Education Partnerships (Red Wing, Northfield, St. Cloud) update

Thursday, March 17

House Education Policy Innovation Committee

  • When: 8:15 a.m. Thursday, March 17
  • Where: State Office Building — Basement Hearing Room
  • Key agenda items:
  1. HF 2762 (education commissioner directed to develop plan to ensure privacy and security of students’ personally identifiable information)
  2. HF 2898 (student privacy in data on electronic devices provided by an educational institution protected, and penalties provided)
  3. HF 2899 (student privacy with respect to electronic data in student information systems protected, and penalties provided)
  4. HF 2900 (student privacy in personal electronic devices on campus protected, and civil penalties provided)
  5. HF 2813 (statutes governing parental rights in education cross-reference directory created)
  6. HF 2671 (student data access addressed, disclosure requirements affecting personally identifiable information about a student clarified, information in electronic student education records managed, student survey requirements established, and civil penalties provided)

Senate Education Committee

  • When: 8:30 a.m. Thursday, March 17, 2016
  • Where: Minnesota Senate Building — Room 2412
  • Committee website: https://www.senate.mn/committees/committee_bio.php?ls=&cmte_id=3077
  • Key agenda items:
  1. SF 1364 (Student Support Services Personnel Act)
  2. SF XXXX (Action on teacher licensure renaming, technical streamlining changes)
  3. SF XXXX (Office of Legislative Auditor work group)
  4. SF  XXXX (Nelson) — Tiered licensure.

House Government Operations and Elections Policy Committee

  • When: 10:15 a.m. Thursday, March 17, 2016
  • Where: State Office Building — Basement Hearing Room
  • Committee website: http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cmte/Home/?comm=89011
  • Agenda: HF 2603 (open meeting law modified, open meeting with public comment prior to land acquisition required)

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