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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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Member Spotlight: St. Louis Park High School Provides Unique Leadership Training for Student Athletes

by Sara Thompson   |     There is culture change taking place in St. Louis Park High School Athletics thanks to a new initiative focused on equipping student-athletes with leadership skills. After receiving a cold call from St. Louis Park resident Kevin King, Athletic Director Andy Ewald saw an opportunity to create a unique leadership opportunity

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Minneapolis Public Schools will be asking voters to support a $30 million referendum in November

MinnPost article by Erin Hinrichs | In June, the Minneapolis Public Schools board unanimously finalized a financial ask that has the potential to help the state’s third-largest district regain some long-needed financial stability: a two-question, $30 million referendum on the November ballot. View the Full Article

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Northeast Metro Intermediate School District 916 to Host Grand Opening of Quora Education Center Aug. 15

LITTLE CANADA—Northeast Metro Intermediate School District 916 will host a grand opening and open house of its new Quora Education Center from 2-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15. Quora is home to several school programs that serve students who have not always found success from traditional schools. The open house event will consist of tours