Rep. Jenifer Loon leads a group seeking targeted pre-K aid.
An ambitious legislative agenda unravels as time runs out on the session.
The two bills are so utterly different that neither is likely to hold its current shape after the two sides negotiate in a conference committee.
The priorities for both parties will have to take into account the two budgetary “whales in the bathtub:” K-12 education and health care.
Education will lay the foundation for the future — for better or worse.
A paper published by the Harvard Business School describes a growing national “Strive Together” network founded on the belief that educational outcomes could improve by addressing a child's nutritional, medical, and social needs in addition to what the school district alone provides.
“Feast and Conversation” event aims to break down barriers and build new connections to help improve education and student success.
The Minnesota House budget bill goes higher in out-years spending commitments than the Senate version.
The DFL-controlled Senate’s bill faced unanimous Republican opposition as well as three DFL defectors, but prevailed in a 35-28 vote.
K-12 education finance bills that account for roughly 40 percent of the state’s general fund spending are moving through the House and Senate floors this week.
House DFLers want to increase the amount of money that all public schools receive by 2 percent in each year of the next biennium -- a total cost of $315 million. That works out to $209 in additional spending for each student across the state.
The survey found 24 of the 46 districts surveyed by the association will need to borrow, a significant increase over the 15 districts that borrowed last year.
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