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House and Senate Approve ‘Snow Days’ Bill

The Conference Committee on SF1743—the “Snow Days” Bill—reached an agreement Tuesday night, March 26, to allow districts to count days lost to weather as instructional-days, and requiring employees and contractors to be compensated under certain conditions. The report was approved by the full House and Senate and is expected to be signed by the Governor

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Governor Releases 2020-21 Biennial Budget Recommendations

Gov. Tim Walz released his 2020-21 biennial budget on Tuesday which includes a $733 million increase for E-12 Education. Some of the significant E-12 Education proposals include: Formula increase of 3 percent for the first year and an additional 2 percent increase in the second year of the biennium. The Governor does not propose to

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Governor-elect Walz Names Mary Cathryn Ricker as Commissioner of Education

Governor-elect Tim Walz and Lt. Governor-elect Peggy Flanagan announced Mary Cathryn Ricker will be the next Minnesota Commissioner of Education. Mary Cathryn Ricker is currently the executive vice president of the American Federation of Teachers and previously served as the president of the Saint Paul Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 28. She is a National Board Certified