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On School Funding, Education Advocates Ask: What will Bakk do?

Beth Hawkins, MinnPost, May 1, 2015 With a scant three weeks left in the 2015 legislative session and three wildly divergent education proposals on the table, the operative question at the Minnesota state Capitol would seem to be: What’s Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk’s plan? This week, the state Senate approved education omnibus legislation that, as a standalone […]

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New Ulm Schools cuts about $1.1 million from budget

Amanda Dyslin, Mankato The Free Press, March 15, 2012 – NEW ULM — New Ulm Supt. Harold Remme described the past five months of planning that led up to Thursday night’s school board vote as “distasteful and very depressing.” But in about an hour, the board managed to do what was necessary and cut about $1.1 million […]

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Stillwater school board OKs $6.4 million in budget cuts

Christopher Magan, Pioneer Press, March 8, 2012 – Community members and high school students listened to the discussion as the Stillwater school board met to make a final decision about $6.5 million in cuts to the 2012-13 budget at Stillwater City Hall on Thursday, March 8, 2012. (Pioneer Press: Scott Takushi)   Parents, students and […]

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Where should schools slash? You help decide

Duluth News Tribune Editorial, February 14, 2012 – This time the Duluth school district’s budget problem is projected at $4.8 million. And solving it can’t include any new tax revenue, not after voters overwhelmingly shot down a trio of referendum questions last fall. That means cuts, nearly $5 million of certain-to-be-painful cuts. What can go? […]

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Economic challenges equal cuts, closings in Robbinsdale School District

Wendy Erlien, Crystal-Robbinsdale Sun-Post, December 31, 2009 – The beginning of 2009 brought tough decisions for the Robbinsdale School District 281 School Board and heartache for some district families. As part of a budget reduction process for the 2009-2010 school year, the School Board decided to close three of the District 281 schools: Sunny Hollow […]

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Superintendents call for more funding for rural school districts

Jeff Cagle, Owatonna People’s Press, March 06, 2008 – BLOOMING PRAIRIE – Asking for more money from taxpayers may be a thorny subject to residents in rural communities like Blooming Prairie. But with little or no funding coming from the state, superintendents like Barry Olson from Blooming Prairie are saying the current system is broken […]

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School heads criticize funding system

Megan Boldt, Pioneer Press, March 05, 2008 – More than 99 percent of Minnesota school superintendents who responded to a survey said the state’s education funding system is broken. And if that funding system isn’t fixed, almost 90 percent said, the quality of education in the state will continue to decline. Survey results were released […]

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