Senate Education Committee

The Minnesota Senate E-12 Finance and Policy Committee is meeting remotely at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 15, 2020) to review and discuss the SC7474-2 document — a bill draft “relating to education finance and policy; providing for school closures and other amendments due to COVID-19; clarifying the calculation of…

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…

Today is the first of MSBA’s weekly session recaps. We will be sharing notes from the week’s committee and floor sessions, as well as bill introductions. *** Monday’s Senate Education Committee heard testimony from more than 25 associations and groups across Minnesota. All of the groups are considered education advocates…

The Minnesota Senate Education Committee is meeting at 10 a.m. today (in Room 110 of the Minnesota Senate Building) to discuss the World’s Best Workforce. Visit the Senate Media Services website at http://www.senate.mn/media at 10 a.m. to view this meeting live. See MSBA’s Legislative Calendar at https://www.mnmsba.org/LegislativeCalendar for other upcoming…

The Minnesota Senate Education Committee is holding a joint meeting Tuesday, February 9, with the Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee to examine aligning E-12 education with postsecondary education and workforce opportunities. Official agenda: Various education, higher education and workforce stakeholders will be presenting on a variety of strategies…

The Minnesota Senate Education Committee will meet 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 2, to hear a presentation of the Early Learning Scholarship report as described in statute 124D.165 from the Minnesota Department of Education. This meeting will be held in Room 1100 in the Minnesota Senate Building in St. Paul and is…

The Minnesota Senate Education Committee is meeting 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 10, to discuss the achievement gap in Minnesota. Also, the committee (chaired by Sen. Charles Wiger) will hear the Minnesota Department of Education’s 2015 Multiple Measurement Ratings (MMR) report and discuss civics tests. The meeting will be held in Room…

Compared to the House Education Innovation Policy Committee, the Senate Education Committee took longer, entertained more amendments and made more changes in the last hours of their omnibus education policy bill (SF 1495) on Friday — all under a threat by Chair Sen. Chuck Wiger that the mark-up could go into…

The Senate Education Committee heard 11 bills and 20 testifiers — concerning school calendars and schedules — during Wednesday’s two-hour meeting. The school-start date bills discussed during the hearing that ranged from: Allowing schools to start before Labor Day. Allowing schools to start before Labor Day — but not holding school…

In the Senate The Senate E-12 Education Committee heard its first teacher licensure bill of the session Thursday. Authored by Sen. LeRoy Stumpf, SF298 would allow a person teaching under a temporary license for two consecutive years — who does not attain the required composite ACT Plus Writing or SAT score during…

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