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K-12 funding reform needed

Star Tribune Editorial, December 10, 2012 – For most of the last decade, there has been wide agreement that Minnesota’s complicated K-12 state funding formula needs work. To that end, yet another group of earnest education stakeholders has come up with a recommended model for funding public schools. The committee, appointed by state Education Commissioner Brenda […]

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Financing for K-12 targeted

Maria Elena Baca, Star Tribune, November 27, 2012 – A group charged with reshaping how Minnesota pays for its public education system on Tuesday recommended increasing equity among state school districts by moving away from districts’ reliance on taxpayer-approved levies. Faced with a model criticized for increasingly creating financial “haves and have nots,” the group suggested […]

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Education-equalization proposal to go before state task force

Beth Hawkins, MinnPost, November 27, 2012 – This afternoon, the education policy agenda for the next legislative session is getting a soft roll-out in a conference room in the Roseville offices of the Minnesota Department of Education. It’s not sexy, it’s not easy to understand, and it’s utterly devoid of gimmicky items like letter grades […]

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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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