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From the Chair: January 2019

Happy New Year! It was incredibly energizing to have over 150 superintendents, school board members, legislators, district staff and other public education supporters in attendance at AMSD’s annual legislative session preview on January 4. Thanks to the nearly 40 legislators and legislative staff who attended the preview. Also, a special thanks to Commissioner of Education

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AMSD Presents Friend of Public Education Award in St. Cloud

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. In November AMSD is recognized State Sen. Sandy Pappas, DFL-District 65; State Sen. Julie Rosen, R-District 23; and Rep. Tim O’Driscoll,

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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

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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