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FIFTH MEETING - K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

K-12 EDUCATION POLICY & OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlos Mariani, Chair of the K-12 Education Policy & Oversight Committee, unofficially called the fifth meeting to order at 8:35 AM on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 in the Basement hearing room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll:

Members present:

MARIANI, Carlos (Chair)
KATH, Kory
ABELER, Jim
BRYNAERT, Kathy
DAVNIE, Jim
DEMMER, Randy
DITTRICH, Denise
DOEPKE, Connie
DOWNEY, Keith
FAUST, Tim
GREILING, Mindy
LOON, Jenifer
MCFARLANE, Carol
MURDOCK, Mark
NEWTON, Jerry
NORNES, Bud
NORTON, Kim
OBERMUELLER, Mike
PETERSON, Sandra
SLAWIK, Nora

Members Excused:

BENSON, John
SWAILS, Marsha

A quorum was not present.

Chair Mariani explained the committee agenda for the week, and announced that the committee would meet in room 200 on Wednesday and Thursday.

Chair Mariani officially called the meeting to order at 8:42 AM. A quorum was present.

Rep. Kath moved that the minutes of January 21, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Mr. Mike Cohen, President of Achieve, Inc., presented on college and career readiness in high schools.
Handouts: "Creating a College-and Career-Ready Assessment System"
"Making College & Career Readiness the Mission of High Schools" PowerPoint presentation

Questions and discussion followed.

Chair Mariani recognized the High School Pages in the audience and welcomed them to the committee and the capitol.

Dr. Kent Pekel, Director of the College Readiness Consortium, University of Minnesota, presented on college readiness in high schools
Handouts: "Ramp-up to Readiness"
"The Minnesota Principal’s Academy: Creating Great Schools By Supporting Great Leaders"

Questions and discussion followed.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:05 AM.



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REP. CARLOS MARIANI, CHAIR



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Celeste Marin
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Presentation on college and career readiness with Mike Cohen, president of Achieve, Inc.

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