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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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October 26, 2015 Testimony from Annette Walen before the Senate Education Committee

My name is Annette Walen and I’m proud to be a 4th grade teacher in the Osseo School District. I was one of the seven co-authors of the report, “Testing Better: How to Improve Minnesota’s Use of Assessments in Education.” You will hear from two of my co-authors in a moment. Our report was produced […]

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October 26, 2015 Testimony from Erik Sivertson before the Senate Education Committee

My name is Erik Sivertson and I am a teacher in the Sauk-Rapids-Rice Public Schools. I would like to preface our recommendations with two observations. First, we consider this report to be a starting point. If the Legislature is given the authority to repair the damage of the No Child Left Behind law, please listen […]

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October 26, 2015 Testimony from Peter Olson-Skog before the Senate Education Committee

Greetings Chairman Wiger and Members of the Committee- My name is Peter Olson-Skog. I am proud father of a 3rd, 6th and 8th grader who are each public school students. As such, I am extremely grateful for the time and energy that you and the rest of our MN legislators spend on ensuring a great […]

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