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In the News

Senator Simonson Statement on Safer Learning Approach for 2020-2021 School Year
Senator Simonson Statement on Safer Learning Approach for 2020-2021 School Year

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Governor Walz announced the Safe Learning Plan for Minnesota schools Thursday, providing guidance for schools going back to school using one of three models: in-person, distance le…

Senator Carlson Statement on Safer Learning Plan for the 2020-21 School Year
Senator Carlson Statement on Safer Learning Plan for the 2020-21 School Year

Today’s announcement by the Governor gives local leaders the flexibility they need in deciding the best approach for how their communities go back to school in the fall.

Governor Walz releases the 2020-2021 school year plan in dealing with COVID-19
Governor Walz releases the 2020-2021 school year plan in dealing with COVID-19

Governor Tim Walz announced today his plan for the start of the 2020-2021 school year as the state still combats COVID-19. The guidelines that he introduced include input from teachers, parents, the D…

Senator Greg Clausen’s Statement on School Reopening Guidance
Senator Greg Clausen’s Statement on School Reopening Guidance

Today, Governor Walz announced school districts, teachers, parents, and school boards will be allowed to decide – with guidelines from the Department of Health and Department of Education – how to…

Senator Nick Frentz’s Statement on School Reopening Guidance
Senator Nick Frentz’s Statement on School Reopening Guidance

Governor Walz announced today that school districts have the flexibility to decide how to safely reopen this fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Minnesota Department of education will provide school …

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