Every week, Executive Director Scott Croonquist updates members with information on the legislature, relevant events and current news.
Association of Metropolitan School Districts Update
August 2, 2016
Grant Applications Posted
Applications for several grant programs that were approved during the 2016 legislative session are now open. Information is available on the MDE web site:https://w1.education.state.mn.us/EGMS/searchAllActiveGrants.do. At the bottom of the page you will find information about the following available grants:
– Full Service Community Schools
– Support Our Students Grants
– Teacher-Governed Schools
– Grow You Own Grants
The MN Department of Education continues to move forward with gathering input from stakeholders and the public as they work to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act. Two committees – a technical committee and an advisory committee – have been formed to develop recommendations related to Minnesota’s new accountability plan. The committee meetings are open to the public and you can find the meeting schedules and additional information on MDE’s ESSA web page: http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/SchSup/ESSA/. AMSD will be hosting an ESSA listening sessions during the November 4 board of directors meeting. Commissioner Brenda Cassellius will lead the session.
Student Discipline Working Group
The next meeting of the Student Discipline Working Group is scheduled for Tuesday, August 23 from 1:30 – 4 p.m. in conference center B at MDE. The meetings are open to the public. The handouts from the first meeting have been posted here: http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/Welcome/AdvBCT/StudentDisciplineWorkingGroup/index.htm
Legislative Study Group on Educator Licensing
The next meeting of the study group is scheduled for Tuesday, August 23 at 1:00 in Room 10 of the State Office Building. If you would like to be on the email notification list for this group you can do so here: http://www.lcc.leg.mn/lsgel/
Career and Technical Educator Licensing Advisory Task Force
The 2016 Minnesota Legislature created a Career and Technical Educator Licensing Advisory Task Force to review the current status of career and technical educator licenses and develop recommendations
The first meeting of the task force will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2016, from 1:00-3:15 p.m., at the Minnesota Department of Education, Conference Center A, Room 14. Future meeting information and handouts will be posted here: http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/Welcome/AdvBCT/ctelic/index.html
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