At the Capitol

Parents United monitors every education committee hearing at the State Capitol with an eye toward removing barriers to student achievement. We track and analyze education legislation to provide information to parents about the pros and cons of legislation and how they can influence state-level decisions

Parents who want to influence these decisions need to have an understanding about how schools are funded, governed and how the legislative process works.

—John Beckstrom, co-chair of Citizens United for Public Schools 831 (Forest Lake)

Current Legislative Session

To stay on top of the 2015-2016 Session, view our Current Legislative Session page. Here you will find the 2016 Legislative Meeting Calendar, the 2015-16 House and Senate Committee Schedule and helpful resources for navigating the Capitol. >>>Read More

Legislative Updates

Parents United provides weekly analysis during the legislative session and monthly updates the rest of the year  – >>>Read 2016 Updates


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Parents in Action

Minnesota public schools urgently need your support. There are many different ways you can take action.  Chief among them is becoming involved at the local level.  If your child’s school doesn’t have a parent group, form one.  If the schools in your district have parent groups, get them together! Create a plan to bring your collective voice to… >>>Read More