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Committees Hear Final E-12 Education Bill; Special Session Awaits

The Omnibus E-12 Education Bill was presented to the Senate E-12 Education Finance and Policy Committee and the House E-12 Education Finance Committee respectively on Wednesday afternoon. The committees also took public testimony from various stakeholders including Commissioner of Education Mary Cathryn Ricker, AMSD Executive Director Scott Croonquist (pictured below) and Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Supt. Mary Kreger

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ACTION ALERT: Please Contact Legislators NOW

The Governor, House and Senate leaders are meeting to establish conference committee targets—the amount of new spending allocated to each of the House/Senate budget conference committees. The target established for the E-12 Education Conference Committee will determine education funding for the next two years. The current and past AMSD chairs made a case for what

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Now Hiring: Office Manager

The Association of Metropolitan School Districts is seeking an energetic, self-motivated individual to provide part-time administrative/office management support to non-profit association. Please see the full posting here: https://www.amsd.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/AMSD-Office-Manager-Position-2019.pdf

Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary: The Columbine Tragedy: 20 Years Later

By Rick J. Kaufman, APR Executive Director of Community Relations and Emergency Management Bloomington, Public Schools On April 20, 1999 in a senseless act of violence, twelve students and one teacher were killed and many others injured at Columbine High School. It was a tragic event that shook the Columbine and metro Denver communities, horrified

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Reimagine Minnesota: Strategy Session on Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Improved Student Relationships

Nearly 150 area educators and education leaders turned out on Monday, April 15 for a Reimagine Minnesota Strategy Session on the topics of “Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Improved Student Relationships.” The session was intended to address many Reimagine Minnesota strategies including: Cultural Competence, Personalized Education, Student Voice, Cultural Inclusivity, and Adult Behaviors. This session highlighted