Education

The conference committee of the omnibus supplemental budget bill (SF 3656) is scheduled to discuss education provisions at noon today (Tuesday, May 15) at the State Capitol Building (Room 120). The Senate conferees are: Sen. Julie Rosen Sen. Michelle Benson Sen. Warren Limmer Sen. Scott Newman Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer The House…

The Conference Committee on HF 2749 (Omnibus Supplemental Finance Bill) met Sunday evening and adopted many E-12 provisions. Here is a list of provisions adopted so far (as negotiations will continue): Provisions MSBA supported: Teacher Licensure — Creation of a task force or work group to review the 2016 Office of Legislative…

The Minnesota Education Committee is holding a joint meeting with the Senate Health, Human Services and Housing Committee and the Health and Human Services Budget Division of the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday, February 23, to discuss the  overlap of services for children birth to age five relating to education and…

The 2015 Legislative Special Session has ended, the work is finished. The revised bills that were previously vetoed are now on the Governor’s desk awaiting his signature.  He is expected to sign them today. To summarize the session, we have put together a comprehensive 2015 Legislative Summary with a list…

Education Conference Committee Report moves through the House and the Senate.  Next stop is the  Governor’s desk. After a 3 hour discussion on the E-12 Education Funding and Policy Conference Committee Report, finally at 4:00am Monday morning, House approved the bill on a party line vote. The discussion was centered…

Mike Max visits the National School Boards Association for their conference about public education, and sits down with Montel Williams for an inspiring story about education. This “Life to the Max” TV show episode is scheduled to air 11:05 p.m. Saturday and 5 a.m. Sunday on  WCCO-TV | CBS Minnesota channel 4. Visit https://www.facebook.com/lifetothemaxtvshow for a preview.

Do you want the good news or the bad news first? Gov. Mark Dayton was sworn in and delivered his Inaugural Address on Monday, January 5, 2015. Let’s start with the good news. In his four-page speech he referenced education 24 times. Here are some excerpts worth repeating: “The world…

Source: Session Daily Pledging to “bring some balance back to St. Paul,” House Republican leaders unveiled their first five bills of 2015 on Thursday. The initial volley of legislation puts an emphasis on Greater Minnesota issues ranging from rural employment and housing to roads and bridges. “We felt like in…

The Department of Education released the March endowment payment which gets distributed twice a year to every student enrolled in a public school in the State of Minnesota. This revenue is generated from 2.5 million acres of land, which was granted to the public schools in the MN State Constitution…

High school students need good information to form good decisions toward their postsecondary and career options. A new program called the Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) will help high school students with those decisions. Minnesota is among 29 states participating in this U.S. Department of Labor initiative, which combines education…

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