Rep. Sondra Erickson

The Minnesota House of Representatives and the Minnesota Senate have named the chairs of their education committees for 2017-2018. In the House, Rep. Jenifer Loon will again serve as the chair of the House Education Finance Committee. Likewise, Rep. Sondra Erickson will return to head the House Education Innovation Policy…

The Legislative Study Group on Educator Licensure began their second meeting — held Tuesday, August 23, in St. Paul — with testimony from stakeholders. The testimony consisted of strong opposition to consolidating the governance models for licensure of superintendents and teachers. Other testimony challenged the recommended Draft Model for Tiered…

The Minnesota House of Representatives passed the House Omnibus K-12 and Higher Education Bill (HF 2749) Monday night on an 84-46 vote. The House Floor session began at 4 p.m. Monday, and as many of you know, there is virtually no public access to the floor. Rep. Jim Knoblach sponsored…

  Rep. Jenifer Loon (House Education Finance Committee chair), Rep. Sondra Erickson (House Education Innovation Policy Committee chair) and Rep. Bud Nornes (House Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee chair) are scheduled to discuss the House Omnibus K-12 and Higher Education Policy and Finance Bill (HF 2749) today at 1:30 p.m.…

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…

The Minnesota House Education Innovation Policy Committee met Thursday to discuss HF 2671 — a bill relating to student data privacy authored by Rep. Eric Lucero. HF 2671 proposes to limit government and third-party access to personally identifiable data about students, including survey and other data, collected by state entities…

On Wednesday, the Senate spent more that six hours debating the omnibus education funding and policy bills. The Senate Education Finance Omnibus bill (SF 811 — authored by Sen. Chuck Wiger) took the major part of the floor session. Amendments included reallocating proposed funding to add more money on the…

The House Education Innovation Policy Committee marked up the House Education Omnibus Policy Bill (HF 1591) Thursday in plenty of time to meet the first deadline. Click here for related story from Session Daily, “Omnibus education policy bill clears first hurdle in House.” On the other hand, the Senate Education Committee is…

Rep. Sondra Erickson unveiled her Omnibus Education Innovation Policy Bill during Tuesday’s House Education Innovation Policy Committee meeting. The bill (HF 1591) follows some similar themes from Rep. Jenifer Loon’s HF 2 bill. All the proposed changes can be categorized into these areas: teacher licensure, unrequested leave of absence (ULA),…

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