MSBA Journal Magazine

The MSBA Journal includes school features, exploration of leadership issues and in-depth stories on education trends, and contains a directory of vendors.

Latest issue: May-June 2024 Journal Magazine – The “What’s Right With Public Schools” issue

The May-June 2024 Journal magazine includes:

“Policymaking is a Vital Responsibility for School Boards” By Kirk Schneidawind, MSBA Executive Director

What’s Right With Public Schools

“Igniting a Spark for Learning Roseville’s Central Park Elementary School: STEM lab provides new, engaging opportunities for students” By Sara Laine, Spark Lab STEM Specialist at Central Park Elementary School in Roseville

“Nurturing Tomorrow’s Innovators: Nevis High School’s robotics program offers students great challenges and greater rewards” By Olaf Netteberg, Mentor for Robotics Team 3102 at Nevis High School
“Building more than robots – robotics empowers student leaders” Dr. Gregg Parks, Superintendent of Nevis Public School

“CTE to the Core: Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa elevates career and tech education through its hands-on P-12 curriculum” By Patrick Walsh, Superintendent of Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Public Schools

“Striking the Right Notes: Cleveland High School band director orchestrates great growth in music program – and in his students” By Erik Hermanson, Director of Bands at Cleveland High School (Minnesota)

“A WIN-ning Formula: Aitkin’s “What I Need” data meetings spur surge in student achievement” By Kathleen Christy, District Assessment Coordinator, Title 1 Coordinator, and MTSS Coordinator for Aitkin Public Schools

“Safety and Support: Mankato Area’s Dakota Meadows Middle School fosters a community for its LGBTQ+ students” By Matt Ringhofer, Professional School Counselor at Dakota Meadows Middle School in North Mankato


“Students Make Their Voices Heard at Capitol: Students advocate for mental health, safety, PSEO programs” By Anna Houston, MSBA Communications Intern

MSBA Spotlight: Tim Riordan, MSBA Board Director, Rock Ridge Schools

Ask MSBA: “Accepting Donations: Cash, Non-Cash, and School Board Compensation” By Tiffany Gustin, MSBA Associate Director of Management and Insurance Trust Services

Legal Update: “MSBA Continues to Back Public Schools with Legal Advocacy” By Terence Morrow, MSBA Director of Legal and Policy Services

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