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TDE/ATPPS Work Group Recommendations

TDE/ATPPS Work Group: Letter to the Legislature Teacher Development and Evaluation/Alternative Teacher Professional Pay System (TDE/ATPPS) Alignment Work Group’s recommendations to the Minnesota Legislature Purpose: “To better align Minnesota’s alternative teacher professional pay system under Minnesota Statutes, sections 122A.413 to 122A.416, and Minnesota’s teacher development and evaluation program under Minnesota Statutes, sections 122A.40, Subdivision 8, and […]

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Statewide task force wants to improve school financing

Kim McGuire, Star Tribune, October 3, 2012 – Faced with what education officials say is a broken school funding system, a statewide task force is considering overhauling how Minnesota pays to educate students. Among the options being considered by the task force: finding ways to help cover a projected $600 million gap in mandated special education […]

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Bullying report a good school ‘toolkit’ even if law changes are slow to come

Beth Hawkins, MinnPost, August 3, 2012 – Had a group of cynics been appointed to the governor’s task force on the prevention of bullying, they might have been forgiven for approaching their task, in Minnesota, in the ideologically polarized era of 2012, as a pro forma exercise. “There’s precisely zero chance the Legislature, as currently configured, will […]

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Prevention of Bullying Task Force Delivers Recommendations to Governor Dayton – August 1, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Keith Hovis, MDE, 651.582.8275(o); 651.308.2252(c); keith.hovis@state.mn.us After months of meetings and community sessions gathering input from residents across the state, the Task Force for the Prevention of Bullying submitted recommendations to Governor Dayton today. “Every student deserves to feel safe and supported at school,” said Minnesota Commissioner of Education and task […]

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Replace current law, recommends Minnesota task force on bullying

Tim Post, Minnesota Public Radio, July 30, 2012 – A state task force formed to look into the problem of bullying is recommending Minnesota scrap its current bullying law and replace it with a stronger anti-bullying statute. Minnesota’s Task Force on the Prevention of School Bullying voted unanimously Monday to send its final recommendations to Gov. […]

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Bullying task force drafts recommendations, nears end of work

Tim Post, Minnesota Public Radio, July 27, 2012 – A state task force examining the problem of bullying in Minnesota will recommend the state strengthen its bullying law, and require schools to improve tracking and reporting bullying incidents. The Task Force on the Prevention of Bullying has nearly finished its final draft of recommendations which are […]

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Minn.’s rework of anti-bullying law takes shape

Maria Elena Baca, Star Tribune, July 19, 2012 – Minnesota needs an anti-bullying law that supports victims, calls for constructive discipline and teaches children and adults alike to recognize and stop the behavior, according to a preliminary report by a gubernatorial committee. The 14-member Task Force for the Prevention of School Bullying approved the draft Tuesday. […]

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Bullying task force split on goals

Tim Post, Minnesota Public Radio, July 10, 2012 – With less than a month left before it’s supposed to offer up recommendations, a task force to look into the problem of bullying is split over its goals. The Governor’s Task Force on the Prevention of Bullying is supposed to have recommendations to beef up the […]

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