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Parents, school lobbyists renew push for new education spending 

Christopher Magan, St. Paul Pioneer Press-The Political Animal, May 4, 2015  Parents and school lobbyists joined forces Monday to push lawmakers to rethink how much of the state’s surplus they plan to spend on education and where that new money will go. Organized by Parents United for Public Schools, a group of roughly 100 teachers, […]

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Capitol budget plans will force classroom cuts, school leaders warn

Tim Post, MPR News, May 4, 2015 Mary Cecconi, legislative director at Parents United for Public Schools, called on lawmakers to increase funding for education during a news conference in St. Paul, May 4, 2015.  Minnesota school administrators say they’ll cut teachers and programs over the next two years if lawmakers don’t set aside more […]

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2013 Legislative Kickoff – January 5, 9 am

This is a “don’t miss” conversation for political junkies and newbies alike! We will update you on several state task forces where parents have had a considerable presence this year – Assessments, School Funding and Teacher Evaluation – AND will look through a crystal ball, sharing the wisdom of those in the room to see […]

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Public Education: What do our children deserve? Dec. 10, 6 pm

St. Paul Community Listening Session – Public Education: What do our children deserve? Sponsored by the Saint Paul Federation of Teachers Community Study Groups Monday, December 10, 2012, 6 – 8 pm Social Time at 5:30 pm Hallie Q Brown Community Center, 270 North Kent Street, St. Paul, MN 55102 Join the St. Paul Federation of […]

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Parent Café and Listening Session – Dec. 8, 8 am

Parent Café and Listening Session on Education Issues that Matter to You! Saturday, December 8, 2012, 8 AM – 1 PM Minneapolis School District – Davis Center 1250 West Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411 Get informed Be heard Hear from state and local officials Meet other parents and network You are invited to be a […]

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School funding task force begins set of public listening sessions in Northfield

Joe Kimball, MinnPost, September 27, 2012 – A state task force looking at ways to reform the way Minnesota pays for schools will begin a series of public listening sessions with a meeting Thursday night in Northfield. The Education Finance Working Group, appointed by Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius, has been working for months on suggestions for […]

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Robbinsdale LAC Candidate Forum – Oct. 25, 7 pm

Every seat in the Senate and House of Representative is up for election this year. Those who are elected will be determining important educational issues such as funding, teacher evaluation, student assessment, integration and special ed reform and funding, local control of school start dates and calendar and graduation standards. The Legislative Action Coalition for […]

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Education Minnesota hosts Diane Ravitch – Oct. 18, 11:45 am

Join Parents United for this upcoming event, free to the public! Author Diane Ravitch is an education historian, research professor of education at New York University and a leading voice in the national debate over corporate-style education “reform.” Ravitch first rose to prominence in conservative policy circles and served in the U.S. Department of Education in the […]

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Taking the Election to School: Making Education a Focus of the 2012 Election – Oct. 15, 6 pm CT

Education Advisers to Obama and Romney to Debate Teachers College, Columbia University, will host “Taking the Election to School: Making Education a Focus of the 2012 Election,” a debate between Jon Schnur, education adviser to President Barack Obama, and Phil Handy, education adviser to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, on Monday, October 15, at 7:00 […]

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Education Forum – Chalk Talk: Teachers Take on Education Policy – Oct. 4, 7:30 pm

The League of Women Voters put together this forum because during the perennial election-year school reform debates, one voice  often missing is the classroom teacher: the most important person at the end of the education policy funnel. The classroom teacher works at the intersection of complex and ever-changing federal, state, and local education policies and […]

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