Sen. Kevin Dahle

CAREI — the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement — is an independent college-wide center housed at the University of Minnesota that conducts evaluations and research studies on innovative practices and policies in education. The Senate Finance Committee’s Higher Education and Workforce Development Budget Division examined Sen. Kevin Dahle’s…

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…

Minnesota Senate DFL leaders said ending the state’s teacher shortage crisis is one of its priorities for the 2016 legislative session during a press conference today in St. Paul. “This session we are prioritizing getting more high-quality teachers into the classroom,” said Sen. Chuck Wiger, chair of the Senate Education…

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 Senate Education Committee discussed two bills on school district debt equalization Tuesday. The first bill (SF 490) would provide that any portion of a school district’s eligible debt service revenue that exceeds 10 percent of the district’s adjusted net tax capacity (ANTC) is eligible for equalization. This proposal would…

In the Senate Senate E-12 Education Committee Chairman Chuck Wiger and other DFL senators talked to the press Wednesday about their education agenda for 2015. They highlighted seven education investment priorities: Technology funding to meet the needs of every classroom in the state. Sen. Wiger has authored bills (SF18, SF45 and SF78)…

By Denise Dittrich, MSBA Associate Director of Government Relations Many of our school districts have been following and strongly supporting the School Facilities Financing Working Group recommendations. Sen. Kevin Dahle introduced two bills (SF75 and SF76) that capture Recommendations No. 1 and No. 3 as outlined in this MSBA summary.…

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