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Parents United Final Update and Goodbye

This will be our final Update. For fourteen years, it has been a pleasure reporting the happenings in the political arena that impact our public schools. We have learned so very much and hope that we passed those learnings along to you. We look forward to reading the epilogue of our story in the years […]

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Update for May 27, 2016: Unpacking the Bill

At the Capitol The Governor is considering bills that made it to his desk and will make his decision on the Supplemental Budget bill this weekend. There is no reason to believe that this bill will go unsigned, but stranger things have happened! You can track when and if HF2749 is signed on the Governor’s […]

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Special Update for May 23, 2016: The Final Bits and Pieces

At the Capitol This will be short and sweet. Early Sunday morning, the Supplemental Budget Conference Committee completed their work on the K-12 portion of the bill. It passed off both floors later that day and is now on the governor’s desk ready for his signature. You can track how it is fairing at the […]

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Update for April 29: The Pressure Mounts

At the Capitol The pressure is mounting! This overview of the political priorities and tensions between the Governor, the House and the Senate this week will help you understand the bigger picture. We often are asked, “Why not a bigger target of this year’s surplus for education?” This may help you understand why. Governor Dayton sent […]

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April 22, 2016 Update: The Waiting Game

Since the announcement that Parents United will be closing its doors on June 30, 2016, the outpouring of support and gratitude has been a bit overwhelming. We thank you all for your kind words! We are so proud of the work we have been able to do for Minnesota families because of those who supported […]

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Tonight, the Ways and Means Committee will combine education omnibus finance bills

The Minnesota House Senate Ways and Means Committee will convene tonight at 7:30 pm to combine 8 bills into 3 bills…

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Update for April 15, 2016: The Bills Have Landed!

Many of you have already read and responded to our earlier email announcing that Parents United will be closing as of June 30, 2016. We are so proud of the work we have done for Minnesota families, and rather than sadness, we are excited that the legacy of Parents United lives on in the thousands […]

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Update for April 8, 2016: Great Need, Few Dollars

If this is your first Update, welcome! If you have been with us for many years, thank you. One of the most important functions of these Updates is to share current legislative activities regarding potential policy making with parents across Minnesota. While we have a diverse and far reaching database, we are always looking to […]

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Update for April 1, 2016: It’s Coming Together

If this is your first Update, welcome! If you have been with us for many years, thank you. One of the most important functions of these Updates is to share current legislative activities regarding potential policy making with parents across Minnesota. While we have a diverse and far reaching database, we are always looking to […]

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Update for March 18: Breathless

“Schools can’t do it alone. That is the number one pillar of education reform.” – Sondra Samuels, President and CEO, Northside Achievement Zone If this is your first Update, welcome! If you have been with us for many years, thank you. One of the most important functions of these Updates is to share current legislative […]

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