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Guest Commentary: The Columbine Tragedy: 20 Years Later

By Rick J. Kaufman, APR Executive Director of Community Relations and Emergency Management Bloomington, Public Schools On April 20, 1999 in a senseless act of violence, twelve students and one teacher were killed and many others injured at Columbine High School. It was a tragic event that shook the Columbine and metro Denver communities, horrified

AMSD Member News

Reimagine Minnesota: Strategy Session on Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Improved Student Relationships

Nearly 150 area educators and education leaders turned out on Monday, April 15 for a Reimagine Minnesota Strategy Session on the topics of “Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Improved Student Relationships.” The session was intended to address many Reimagine Minnesota strategies including: Cultural Competence, Personalized Education, Student Voice, Cultural Inclusivity, and Adult Behaviors. This session highlighted

Legislative News

Research: Major Differences in House/Senate E-12 Funding Proposals

Research is a monthly feature in the AMSD Connections member newsletter. With the release of the Senate Omnibus E-12 Bill this week, the E-12 Education budget plans from the House, Senate and Governor are all on the table leaving major differences to resolve before the May 20 adjournment. A summary of the status of AMSD’s legislative priorities

AMSD Member News, Legislative News

AMSD 2019 Budget Survey

The following are the results from the 2019 AMSD Budget Survey with each district’s projected shortfalls with a 1 percent, 2 percent and 3 percent increase to the funding formula for FY20 and FY21.