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With Record State Budget Surplus, School Districts Face More Than $240 Million in Shortfalls

Survey Shows Major Budget Shortfalls for the 2022-23 School Year. A survey updated this week shows members of the Association of Metropolitan School Districts (AMSD) now face a combined budget shortfall of more than $240 million for the 2022-23 school year. The survey asked districts to project their 2022-23 school year funding shortfalls, assuming no

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AMSD, Other Education Organizations, Release Statement Condemning Recent Racist Behaviors in Minnesota School Communities

Ten organizations representing multiple education organizations and the Minnesota State High School League for school athletics have released a joint statement condemning the spate of several recent racist behaviors in school communities in Minnesota. LINK: View the Memorandum  

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Joint Statement: Public school leaders pledge to support and expand education equity programs intended to make schools more safe, welcoming and effective for all students

The leaders of some of several prominent groups in public education in Minnesota, including AMSD, have issued a joint statement in support of increasing education equity, including in race and gender. LINK: View the full statement

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Star Tribune: State budget help too late to head off some school cuts

From the Star Tribune | JULY 10, 2021: Minnesota school districts are welcoming the Legislature’s boost in school spending but are still sorting out how much it will help to stave off budget cuts for the coming school year.

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Session Daily: House passes education bill with more per-pupil funding, teacher training

Session Daily | JUNE 26, 2021: Spending per pupil would rise, pre-kindergarten offerings wouldn’t shrink, and training opportunities for teachers and staff would increase under the omnibus E-12 education finance bill.