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Annual Conference: Ensuring Equity, Access and Opportunity for All Students

More than 150 education leaders turned out to the Association of Metropolitan School Districts’ annual conference on Nov. 28, which focused on ensuring equity for students against the backdrop of last year’s Reimagine Minnesota event. This year’s conference, “Ensuring Equity, Access and Opportunity for All Students,” featured nearly a dozen presenters who spoke on the

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Member Spotlight: Eden Prairie Schools Elevating Student Voice and District Partnerships To Create Equitable Outcomes

Member Spotlight is a monthly feature in the AMSD Connections member newsletter. The racial and ethnic diversity of Minnesota continues to increase. According to the Minnesota State Demographic Center (2016), by 2035 the percentage of Minnesotans who identify as a person of color will increase to 25 percent; up nearly 200 percent since 2005. This growth

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Three Legislators Awarded Friend of Public Education Award

Each year, AMSD presents its Friend of Public Education Award to one or more state policymakers who demonstrate exceptional leadership, advocacy and support of public education and issues important to AMSD member school districts. This year, AMSD is recognizing State Sen. Sandy Pappas, DFL-District 65; State Sen. Julie Rosen, R-District 23; and Rep. Tim O’Driscoll,

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From the Chair: December 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended, presented and planned AMSD’s annual conference on November 28. The theme of the conference, “Pursuing a Funding System that Ensures Equity, Access and Opportunity for All Students” built upon the Statewide Funding Strategy from the Reimagine Minnesota Roadmap. As this month’s research article highlights, we were honored to have

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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