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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

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Voters in 6 AMSD Districts Pass Referendums

Voters in all six AMSD districts going to the polls for referendums found support from their communities on Election Day 2018 with nine of ten referendum questions passing. Communities in Columbia Heights, Mahtomedi, Minneapolis, Robbinsdale, Rockford and Saint Paul all voted to approve referendum levies for students. The Mahtomedi, Minneapolis, Robbinsdale and Saint Paul School

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Q&A: Minnesota Governor Candidates Jeff Johnson, Tim Walz Talk Education with AMSD Board

    Education matters. That was the message to AMSD from the two major party candidates for Minnesota governor on Oct. 5. The details matter as well. And it was those details that the two candidates shared — in detail — at AMSD’s monthly board meeting Oct. 5, when AMSD hosted Congressman Tim Walz, DFL, and Hennepin