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Legislative Session Begins January 8! Update for December 2012

A recent Education Weekly blog indicated that one of the five most important education trends of 2012 is “State policy matters more….and so does state leadership.” Parents United has been tracking this trend for over ten years! The Legislative Session begins Jan. 8, 2013! Get ready for it by attending our Legislative Kick-off on January […]

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Back to School! Update for Labor Day Weekend 2012

We are Parents United for Public Schools, a statewide parent-run initiative that unites those who value public education, empowering them to be strong advocates for excellence in our public schools.  Come visit! It’s been a wonderful summer! I thought I was crazy when I started seeing “Back to School” ads around the 4th of July, […]

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Mid-summer Update – July 24, 2012

It’s hard to think of school in the heat of mid-July, but some are doing just that! Parents United is tracking the work of several important committees, convened by the Minnesota Department of Education, studying the critical issues of testing, teacher evaluation and school funding. We are proud to have helped parents serve on these […]

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It matters that parents are there

Throughout the past five months, you have followed the happenings at the Capitol through our weekly Legislative Updates. You have counted on us to bring you timely, credible information about proposed education legislation. In the last Update, you read how parents made an impact on education policy this session, from stepping forward to testify against […]

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It’s Done! End-of-Session Update

Mark your calendar! Parents United’s Legislative Wrap-up Tuesday, May 22, 7:00-8:30 p.m. TIES, Larpenteur Room, 1667 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul 55108 At the Capitol – Update for May 7-11 119 days and it’s done!! And 10 years after the discussion began it looks like we will have a Vikings stadium – democracy is not […]

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Will this session never end? Update for May 4

At the Capitol – Update for April 30-May 4 The wrangling at the Capitol continues – it is all about a tax bill, a bonding bill and a stadium bill. No one, including rank and file legislators, seems to know what is happening from moment to moment. Since so much of the conversation is around […]

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Done by Monday? Update for April 27

At the Capitol – Update for April 23-30 It is a fairly safe bet that the 87th Legislative Session will adjourn this weekend or on Monday and it promises to be a busy few days. If that bet pays off, next week we will recap the final education bills and what they may mean for […]

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A good time was had by all – Update for April 20

A good time was had by all – a terrific parent summit! We were treated to a star-studded event! Governor Dayton, Senator Franken, Commissioner Cassellius, Senator Gen Olson, Representative Mindy Greiling, State Economist Dr. Tom Stinson and recently retired State Demographer Dr. Tom Gillaspy – what a line-up! And the AUDIENCE was the best!!! “Mission […]

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Votes and Vetoes – Update for April 2-5

Monday morning, April 16, 2012 10th Annual Parent Leadership Summit “Minnesota by the Numbers – What does it mean for education?” Register now! Thank you to our generous Sponsors! ReMax Results, Labels2Learn, Child Care Works, Humble Beginnings, Cadenza Music, Grandparents for Education, Yoga Calm, Minnesota PTA At the Capitol – Update for April 2-5 I […]

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I am a public school graduate – Update for March 30

Monday morning, April 16, 2012 10th Annual Parent Leadership Summit “Minnesota by the Numbers – What does it mean for education?” Register now! Thank you to our generous Sponsors! ReMax Results, Labels2Learn, Child Care Works, Humble Beginnings, Cadenza Music, Grandparents for Education, Yoga Calm At the Capitol – Update for March 26-30 I am a […]

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