Kate Maguire

Session Snapshot Week 4: March 28-April 1 A GLANCE AT THE WEEK Today is the first bill deadline of the 2016 legislative session. All policy bills must have had a hearing in their body of origin by the end of today. Lawmakers were out on Easter/spring holiday on Monday, so…

HF 3132 passes in House Education Innovation Policy today; moves to House Education Finance Committee Wednesday MSBA’s Teacher Shortage Act was heard in the Minnesota House Education Innovation Policy Committee this morning. Chair Sondra Erickson, chief author of House File (HF 3132), and her committee listened to several testifiers on key…

Source: Minnesota Senate Media Services YouTube channel Minnesota Senate Media Services released a Session Update video Tuesday, “Addressing the Shortage of Teachers.” Visit https://youtu.be/qcAICbTYzmY to view this video. The video includes some highlights from Tuesday’s Senate Education Committee meeting concerning the Teacher Shortage Act. The committee advanced the Teacher Shortage…

  During a press conference on Monday, Sen. Chuck Wiger said addressing Minnesota’s teacher shortage crisis would be the “No. 1 priority” for Senate DFLers. On Tuesday, Sen. Wiger and his colleagues — from both parties — in the Senate Education Committee took the first step on making good on…

MSBA’s Denise Dittrich and more than a dozen school officials testified Wednesday in support of two separate bills proposing a boost in education spending for Minnesota public school students. Sen. John Hoffman’s MSBA-drafted SF 163 and Sen. Greg Clausen’s SF 541 were both introduced during Wednesday’s Senate Education Committee meeting.…

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