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Update for December 2015: Wrapping up the year!

A Look Ahead to 2016 The new year is right around the corner, so stay tuned! 2016 promises to be a big year. Every state senator and representative is up for election next November, which is sure to be evident in their work at the Capitol starting March 8. Parents United will host its annual […]

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Update for November 6, 2015: Lots Happening!

Give to the Max Why did you open this email? We hope it’s because you, like so many, find the information Parents United provides valuable. We often hear that it is the only place where people can find this kind of insight. While this is great to hear, we are asking a little more from […]

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October 26, 2015 Testimony from Elizabeth Proepper before the Senate Education Committee

Good afternoon. My name is Elizabeth Proepper and I’m an elementary teacher in the Proctor Public schools. I know our time today is short, so please allow me to summarize the guiding principles behind our recommendations for a new system of assessments. Please refer to the report for a full explanation of each item. You […]

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Great Schools Begin at the Ballot Box

We will not tell you who to vote for – but we can help you vote!  We provide credible, timely information about education policy so parents can speak for themselves. Parents United is a translator of complex terms and policy implications, as well as a navigator for a legislative process often confusing to the public. We do […]

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Update for Sept 25, 2015: Parent Leadership Summit & More

    Parent Leadership Summit “The Imperative for 21st Century Learning” Oct 2, 2015 11:00 am-2:00 pm 1640 Larpenteur Ave St Paul, MN 55108 Register Today Only one week left to reserve your space at our school year kick-off event. Make sure you’re there! Summit Rundown “The Imperative for 21st Century Learning” The current testing mania […]

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Update for September 18, 2015: Keep These on Your Radar

Parent Leadership Summit The Imperative for 21st Century Learning Oct 2, 2015 11:00 AM-2:00 PM 1640 Larpenteur Ave St Paul, MN 55108 Register   There are only two weeks left to reserve your space at our school year kick-off event and we want to make sure you’re there! On October 2, come have lunch with […]

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Update for September 11, 2015: Register Today!

Parent Leadership Summit: October 2, 2015  The Imperative for 21st Century Learning Please help us spread the word about this not-to-be-missed event. Invite activists, parents, policy makers, educators and neighbors! Please share this link or url directing you to our flyer! Share our event on twitter, FB or an email: www.parentsunited.org/event/2015-parent-leadership-summit/ Printable flyer: please distribute! REGISTER […]

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Update for August 21, 2015: Back to school 

Save the Date! Parent Leadership Summit Oct 2, 2015 11:00 AM-2:00 PM 1640 Larpenteur Avenue West St Paul, MN 55108 Please register here! Welcome Back! How many times in the next few weeks will you be hearing that? The summer weather has been glorious and it is so hard to believe these long, languid days […]

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Update for June 16, 2015: The Final Results

At the Capitol In a June 12, 2015 Special Session, the 2015 Education Omnibus Bill passed the House on a 115-10 vote and through the Senate 53-12. All of the policy and funding provisions that had been in the original conference committee report were continued in the final bill. The final bill added $125 million […]

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Update for June 5, 2015: Not Quite the End

At the Capitol Tomorrow morning we will host our Legislative Wrap Up for 2015. We will not yet have a signed Education Omnibus bill to discuss, but conversation promises to be lively. The State Office Building is prepping for the special session, the Joint House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees will convene today […]

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