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Southwest Journal: MPS Leaders Optimistic About Legislative Priorities

The Southwest Journal in Minneapolis this week reported that the Minneapolis Public Schools lobbyist Josh Downham and AMSD Executive Director Scott Croonquist are optimistic as the 2019 Legislative Session approaches. The Journal reports: “Legislators are becoming more and more aware that the shortfall, or cross-subsidy as we call it in special education, is really having

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Voters in 6 AMSD Districts Pass Referendums

Voters in all six AMSD districts going to the polls for referendums found support from their communities on Election Day 2018 with nine of ten referendum questions passing. Communities in Columbia Heights, Mahtomedi, Minneapolis, Robbinsdale, Rockford and Saint Paul all voted to approve referendum levies for students. The Mahtomedi, Minneapolis, Robbinsdale and Saint Paul School

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Q&A: Minnesota Governor Candidates Jeff Johnson, Tim Walz Talk Education with AMSD Board

    Education matters. That was the message to AMSD from the two major party candidates for Minnesota governor on Oct. 5. The details matter as well. And it was those details that the two candidates shared — in detail — at AMSD’s monthly board meeting Oct. 5, when AMSD hosted Congressman Tim Walz, DFL, and Hennepin

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Interview: Six AMSD Districts on the Ballot for Referendums on Nov. 6

AMSD Executive Director Scott Croonquist was a guest on WCCO Radio with Dave Lee on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, for the segment “Big School District questions coming on November 6th.” Croonquist discussed the six AMSD districts with ballot referendums, and why referendums are important.   Link: Read more about the six AMSD districts with 2018

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Member Spotlight: Students Are the Focus as the Stillwater Area Public School District Redesigns How it Does School

Member Spotlight is a monthly feature in the AMSD Connections member newsletter. Principals rode school buses, slid down playground slides and solved math equations with students. District-level directors ate lunch amidst the masses in noisy cafeterias. Even the superintendent of schools sat with kindergarteners, singing and signing songs in Spanish. It was just one part of