Minnesota Senate Addresses Student Testing Debacle

ST. PAUL, Minn. – In a session that has already put the spotlight on the burden of too much student testing, comes a last-minute addition to the Senate E-12 Finance Omnibus Bill. This change addresses the recent failure of the statewide student testing system used to administer the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments test. In response to […] Read more

Senate E-12 Committee Unveils Robust Finance Bill

ST. PAUL, MINN – After months of testimony, the Senate E-12 Budget Division presented its Finance Bill (S.F. 811) on Wednesday to committee members and the public. The $16.88 billion bill, an increase of $361 million from the previous biennium, draws a balance between the finance proposals put forth by the Governor and the House. […] Read more

Race 2 Reduce Program One Step Closer to Expansion

ST. PAUL, MINN – According to sixth grader Sophie Davis, the Race 2 Reduce program has opened her eyes – not only to water conservation practices in her own home, but how other cultures don’t take water for granted like many Americans. As part of the Race 2 Reduce programming at her Sunrise Park Middle […] Read more

Sgt. Joseph Bergeron Memorial Highway Bill Heard in Committee

ST. PAUL, MINN – On May 1, 2010 the Maplewood community lost Sgt. Joseph Bergeron, a veteran officer on the Maplewood Police Department for 26 years, a husband and father to two teenage girls. Sgt. Bergeron was shot and killed while responding to reports of a carjacking. In the years following this deadly shooting, the […] Read more

Senate E-12 Committee Approves Policy Bill

ST. PAUL, MINN – On Thursday the Senate E-12 Policy and Budget Committee nearly unanimously approved its Policy Bill and sent it to the Senate Floor. Committee Chair Sen. Chuck Wiger (DFL-Maplewood) says the bill has broad bipartisan support, and is a culmination of policy changes that will go a long way toward stemming teacher […] Read more