Association of Metropolitan School Districts

Association of Metropolitan School Districts

Every week, Executive Director Scott Croonquist updates members with information on the legislature, relevant events and current news.

Association of Metropolitan School Districts Update

October 19, 2016


Proposed Integration Rule Withdrawn

Commissioner Cassellius has formally withdrawn the proposed amendments to the rules governing the Achievement and Integration program. You can view the notice here:

The issues raised in the proposed rules will very likely be discussed and debated during the 2017 legislative session.


Legislative Study Group on Educator Licensure

The next meeting of the Legislative Study Group on Educator Licensure is scheduled for Tuesday, October 25 – the agenda is below.  The study group will continue to discuss proposals related to governance of the licensure system and the possible development of a tiered licensure system at the next meeting.  You can see a summary of the proposals that have been brought forward thus far here:

Legislative Study Group on Educator Licensure Meeting                                                                              

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 1:00 p.m.

Room 10 – State Office Building

Agenda:  Continued discussion of governance and tiered licensure proposals



ESSA Committees


The various committees charged with developing recommendations related to the development of Minnesota’s plan to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act continue to meet.  The ESSA School Improvement Committee will hold its initial meeting today at 1:00 in Conference Center B at the MDE.  As a reminder, we will be hosting an ESSA listening session during the November 4 AMSD Board of Directors meeting with Commissioner Cassellius facilitating the discussion.


Children’s Mental Health

I am forwarding a link to a recent article in The Atlantic about children’s mental health that you may find interesting:


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