STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION FINANCE
Chair, Representative Paul Marquart
Representative Marquart, Chair of the Committee on Education Finance, called the meeting to order at 8:15 AM, January 31, 2013 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Slocum, Vice Chair
A quorum was present.
Representative Newton moved the minutes of January 30, 2013 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The following groups and testifiers presented information:
Minnesota School Counselors Associations - Tom Tillberry;
Minnesota Rural Education Association regarding the University of Minnesota Center for Reading Research, authentic intellectual work, and modifying the school week - Fred Nolan and Sam Walseth;
AchieveMpls regarding college and career readiness strategies - Pam Costain, Executive Director;
Osseo Public Schools regarding achievement gap solutions - Kate Maguire, Superintendent and representative of the Minnesota Association of School Administrators and Kim Riesgraf, Assistant Superintendent;
Minnesota Business Partnership and Minnesota Chamber of Commerce regarding high school and post-secondary alighment and best practices - Jim Bartholomew and Amy Walstien;
State Representative Glenn Gruenhagen presented information regarding the promotion of self-actualization in public schools;
North Saint Paul Public Schools regarding all-day kindergarten - Jim Miklausich, Principal, Delene Sanders, teacher, and Jenna Peters, teacher and coach;
Members' questions and comments were addressed throughout the presentations.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:47 AM.
Representative Paul Marquart, Chair
Joe Gould, Committee Legislative Assistant
Note: If there is a television recording of the meeting, links to that format will also be available.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Agenda: E-12 related programs/activities that fall under the committee's goals of 1) supporting student performance and closing achievement gaps; 2) funding adequacy; 3) funding equity; 4) special education adequacy; 5) paying back the shift; and can provide data demonstrating positive outcomes.
N. St. Paul Public Schools - All-day kindergarten AchieveMpls - College and career readiness strategies Osseo Public Schools, MN Assn of School Administrators Rep. Glen Gruenhagen - Achievement gap solutions MN Business Partnership, MN Chamber of Commerce - High school/postsecondary alignment and best practices Minnesota Rural Education Association - early learning and extended time programs