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State Education Leaders Call on Legislature to Pay Special Education Unpaid Bill

School Districts are mandated by the state to provide important special education services. But, the state is not covering the cost. On Monday, May 9, 2022, Minnesota education organizations hosted an event to call on legislators to stabilize Minnesota’s education funding system by addressing the growing special education funding shortfalls. VIEW THE LIVESTREAM: www.amsd.org/livestream CHART:

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With Record State Budget Surplus, School Districts Face More Than $240 Million in Shortfalls

Survey Shows Major Budget Shortfalls for the 2022-23 School Year. A survey updated this week shows members of the Association of Metropolitan School Districts (AMSD) now face a combined budget shortfall of more than $240 million for the 2022-23 school year. The survey asked districts to project their 2022-23 school year funding shortfalls, assuming no


MN makes plans for in-person instruction, home visits despite school-closure order

From the Pioneer Press:  Minnesota education leaders are looking to strengthen their approach to distance learning, four weeks into an experiment that has exposed unequal access to technology and threatens to leave struggling students further behind.

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Students Might Have to Take College Admissions Tests at Home This Fall

From the New York Times: The coronavirus is forcing the SAT and ACT to develop digital versions of the standardized tests in case schools remain closed. Critics fear that could deepen inequities.


AMSD 2019 Annual Conference: Minneapolis Public Schools: Parents as Partners

Minneapolis Public Schools, led by Supt. Ed Graff and Eric Moore, the Chief of Accountability, Research and Equity at Minneapolis Public Schools, led a panel discussion and presentation on their nationally recognized parent engagement work at the AMSD Annual Policy Conference on Nov. 13, 2019.