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

February 5, 2016

 

AMSD Board Meeting Handouts

The materials from this morning’s AMSD Board of Directors meeting are available here: http://www.amsd.org/bod

 

 

ESSA Guidance

Earlier this week, acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. announced new guidance to help states identify and eliminate low-quality, redundant or unhelpful testing. Here is a link to the press release: http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/king-announces-guidance-states-help-reduce-testing

 

 

Upcoming Legislative Hearings

Below is a list of some upcoming legislative committee hearings of interest:

 

Tuesday, February 9, 201610:00 AM

Joint Meeting: Committee on Education; Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development

Chairs: Sen. Charles W. Wiger, Sen. Terri E. Bonoff

Room 1100 MSB

Agenda: Aligning E12 education with workforce opportunities

 

Tuesday, February 16, 201610:00 AM

Committee on Education

Chair: Sen. Charles W. Wiger

Room 1100 MSB

Agenda: Discussion of the World’s Best Workforce

 

Tuesday, February 23, 201610:00 AM

Joint Meeting: Committee on Health, Human Services and Housing; Health and Human Services Budget Division; Committee on Education

Chairs: Sen. Kathy Sheran, Sen. Tony Lourey, Sen. Charles W. Wiger

Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Agenda :Discussion of overlap of services relating to Education and HHS Policy/Finance.

 

Monday, February 29, 201610:00 AM

Committee on Education

Chair: Sen. Charles W. Wiger

Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Agenda: Priorities from education advocates

 

Monday, February 29th, 20161:00 PM

Ways & Means Committee

Chair: Rep. Jim Knoblach

200 State Office Building

Agenda: MMB: presentation of the February Forecast

MMB: state payment of IRS penalty

 

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