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December 28, 2005

December 28, 2005 Date to RememberJanuary 5, 200610AMRoom 15 State Capitol You are invited You are invited to the State Capitol on January 5 at 10AM where Senator Mark Dayton will announce his Award for Excellence in Education program. This is the kick off!  Senator Dayton is establishing this award to publicly recognize the individual […]

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December 8, 2005 End-of-the-year Appeal

December 8, 2005 End-of-the-year Appeal   Oftentimes, we are asked, “What can I do to help?” Parents United is looking for partners to help us do something extraordinary together that none of us can do alone! We know that great schools begin at the ballot box with educated voters understanding the connection between their vote and […]

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December 2, 2005 Special Update

December 2, 2005 Special Update Myers Announces School Funding Study Results In 2003, Governor Pawlenty charged the Education Finance Reform Task Force with determining what it would cost to educate a child in the state of Minnesota. Their report in 2004 had several significant findings, but stopped short of coming up with a dollar figure. […]

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November 28, 2005

November 28, 2005 Dates to Remember  January and February: “Legislators in our Schools Tours”  March 1, 2006: Legislative Session Begins What’s happening? The following items have links that you may wish to investigate. The fact that they are in this update is not an endorsement of them or their content. It is simply our way […]

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November 11, 2005 – Parents United Update

November 11, 2005 – Parents United Update   Dates to Remember   January and February “Legislators in our Schools Tours”   March 1, 2006 Legislative Session Begins   What’s happening? First, we are welcoming literally thousands of new people to our E-list.  Thank you so much for signing on and we hope that we provide […]

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October 14, 2005 – Update to Parents United E-List

October 14, 2005 – Update to Parents United E-List Important Dates   November 8, 2005 Election Day Elections Great schools begin at the ballot box and this year is no exception.  Many people believe that since we don’t have a statewide or national election we don’t need to be as attentive. That couldn’t be further […]

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September 30, 2005 – Parents United Update

September 30, 2005 – Parents United Update So increased local property taxes? How did that happen? Good afternoon! Each day this week we have read how schools are increasing their revenue by going to the local taxpayer.  “How did that happen?—I thought the state gave schools a lot of money. 4%/4% was what I read!”  […]

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August 8, 2005 – Parents United Update

August 8, 2005 – Parents United Update It’s summer and no one wants to be thinking about back to school. Well maybe a little bit when the kids are saying how bored they are.  I just wanted you to know about a terrific opportunity! The Alliance for Student Achievement Annual Summit is being held this […]

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July 20, 2005 – Parents United End of Session Wrap-up

July 20, 2005 – Parents United End of Session Wrap-up   Parents United End of Session Wrap-up 2005 Special Session   Congratulations—you did an incredible job! Everywhere I went this session, people were talking about the parent presence throughout the session.   It was unprecedented and truthfully, it made the difference! It is not often that […]

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July 9, 2005 – Parents United Network Update

July 9, 2005 – Parents United Network Update   Parents United Network Update July 9, 2005   Well it’s over—almost.   The Education Working group met today with authorized targets.  The target for E-12 was $800 million. This includes $139 million is local levies and $95 million in tax shift.     You will note that […]

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