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Two AMSD Districts Receive National Acclaim for ‘Blue Ribbon Schools’

Two AMSD schools — School of Engineering and Arts (Robbinsdale Area Schools) and Wayzata Central Middle School — have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018 by the U.S. Department of Education. The schools were chosen for their overall academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps among student groups. Schools are honored in one

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Special Education Enrollment, Costs Continue to Rise—and Shift

Senate on E-12 Policy Committee held hearing July 24 on special education enrollment and spending trends Special education enrollment has steadily increased across Minnesota since 2003 — from nearly 116,000 students to more than 142,000 in FY2018 — and now accounts for more than 16 percent of the state’s student population. In that same timeframe,

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AMSD Budget Survey April 2018

AMSD Survey Shows Metro School Districts Face Cumulative Budget Gap of More Than $100 Million For 2018-19 School Year A recent survey by the Association of Metropolitan School Districts shows that 21 metropolitan area school districts face a cumulative budget gap of over $100 million for the 2018-19 school year. The shortfalls could lead to

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A dozen east-metro districts putting school levies before voters this fall

Pioneer Press article by Christopher Magan A dozen east metro school districts are asking voters this fall to renew existing levies or provide new funding for school operations, facilities improvements and classroom technology. Odd-year elections are popular for school levies, and this year there are 18 tax requests before voters in the suburbs surrounding St.

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Minneapolis, St. Paul school districts aren’t alone in budget-balancing mode

Star Tribune article by Anthony Lonetree and Beena Raghavendran Tough questions and high emotions have been at the center of budget talks in the Minneapolis and St. Paul school districts, but other school systems also share an unpopular assignment: They’ve got shortfalls to erase. A survey released Friday by the Association of Metropolitan School Districts shows that 27