Al Franken

Sen. Al Franken talked with some members of the MSBA Board of Directors Tuesday in Washington, D.C., just moments before he cast his vote against Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. education secretary. The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions approved DeVos’ nomination on a…

In recognition of the Month of the Military Child and National Poetry Month in April, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced that he is hosting his fifth annual poetry contest for Minnesota students. The theme of this year’s contest is “Celebrating the Veteran in My Life.” “There are thousands of…

The U.S. Senate passed the new federal education bill (the Every Student Succeeds Act) Wednesday — after the U.S. House passed it the previous week. Now, the bill is expected to be signed today by President Barack Obama. Check out the links below for a roundup of stories and reactions…

MSBA is delighted to announce that the U.S. Senate just passed a bill today to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (aka No Child Left Behind). The Senate approved the new federal K-12 education bill — the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) — on a 85-12 vote. The U.S. House…

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan, bicameral bill Wednesday by a vote of 359-64 to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, now known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (S.1177). MSBA applauds the work to create the Every Student Succeeds. MSBA has been working with U.S.…

Minnesota politicians Rep. John Kline and Sen. Al Franken are both serving on the House-Senate Conference Committee that is working to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) aka the No Child Left Behind Law. The committee met yesterday for the first time for each conferee to deliver their…

Source: Blandin Foundation Note: The following information is courtesy of the Blandin Foundation’s “Blandin Broadband e-News” (September 15). Visit http://blandinfoundation.org to learn more about the Blandin Foundation, whose mission is to strengthen rural Minnesota communities. Minnesota Policy, Policymakers and Public Seemingly spurred by conversations started at FarmFest people are talking…

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