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Notice of Intent to Adopt Science Academic Standards Without a Public Hearing – January 19, 2010

Minnesota Department of Education The Minnesota Department of Education is moving forward in the rulemaking process for the science academic standards rules. The Dual Notice will be published in the State Register on January 19, 2010. The Dual Notice document explains that the agency will adopt the proposed science academic standards rules unless it receives […]

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New K-12 Science Standards! – May 28, 2009

Minnesota Department of Education The Science Standards Revision Committee has completed the final draft of the revised Minnesota K-12 science standards. A committee of 30 K-12 educators, higher education faculty and business and community representatives spent about a year drafting the 2009 revised science standards and benchmarks. The process included many committee meetings, consultation of […]

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January 26, 2009 – OAP and MBP propose unique tool for establishing equity in the state budget

Contacts: Beth Newkirk, OAP, 612.746.4255 Nan Madden, Minnesota Budget Project, 651.757.3084 or 612-709-6948 (mobile) “All communities in Minnesota could be helped by the “Kitchen Table Discussions” – shared principles that can inform the budgeting process for the Legislature” say the two organizations (January 26, 2009) … Today, the Organizing Apprenticeship Project and the Minnesota Budget […]

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Education Bill to Provide $28 Million to Schools-April 4, 2008

Minnesota Senate DFL Caucus The E-12 Education Supplemental Finance Bill would provide $28.8 million in permanent funding directly to Minnesota schools through a major policy change. The bill repeals the Permanent School Trust Fund subtraction, a long-standing provision that has moved trust fund dollars reserved to the state’s General Fund. If the change were enacted, […]

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March 15, 2007 – Legislative Update

March 15, 2007 – Legislative Update Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Legislative Update 2007 Volume 12, Issue 7, March 15, 2007 The Update is available by fax or by e-mail, or can be viewed at www.mncn.org/legupdate.htm MARCH 21 IS “INVEST IN MINNESOTA” DAY A one-day phone-in to members of the state legislature. Call your legislators on March […]

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State Auditor Releases Report on School District and Charter School Finances – June 27, 2006

Enrollment Decline Continues, Spending Increases State of Minnesota Office of the State Auditor (Saint Paul) – State Auditor Pat Anderson released a report today on the finances of Minnesota’s school districts and charter schools. Financial Trends of Minnesota School Districts summarizes the financial data of the 346 school districts in the state as well as […]

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May 24, 2006 – Legislative Update: Aftermath of Adjournment

May 24, 2006 – Legislative Update: Aftermath of Adjournment Minnesota Council of Nonprofits   Legislative Update 2006     Volume 11, Issue 12, May 24, 2006   The Update is available by fax or by e-mail, or can be viewed at www.mncn.org/legupdate.htm   To subscribe, please call 651-642-1904 x250 or e-mail josh@mncn.org     In this […]

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Joint Organizational Statement on No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act – January 2, 2006

Forum on Educational Accountability – A network of 67 national education and civic organizations. The undersigned education, civil rights, children’s, disability, and citizens’ organizations are committed to the No Child Left Behind Act’s objectives of strong academic achievement for all children and closing the achievement gap. We believe that the federal government has a critical […]

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