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EIGHTH MEETING - K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH 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 eighth meeting to order at 8:35 AM on Tuesday, February 3, 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
SWAILS, Marsha

Members Excused:

BENSON, John



A quorum was not present.

Chair Mariani officially called the meeting to order at 8:38 AM.

Rep. Slawik moved that the minutes of January 29, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Dr. Emmanuel Dolo, Research Director, Minnesota Minority Education Partnership (MMEP), presented MMEP’s State of Students of Color & American Indian Students 2009 report.
Handouts: "2009 State of Students of Color and American Indian Students Executive Summary"
"Brief Overview: State of Students of Color and American Indian Students" PowerPoint Presentation

Questions and discussion followed.

Dr. Meria Carstarphen, Superintendent, St. Paul Public Schools, testified as to St. Paul Public Schools’ efforts to remedy disparities in education.

Questions and discussion followed.

Mr. Gevonee Ford, Executive Director and Founder, Network for the Development of Children of African Descent (NDCAD), presented on his organization’s efforts to remedy disparities in education.
Handout: "Network for the Development of Children of African Descent" PowerPoint Presentation

Due to time constraints, Ms. Kao Ly Ilean Her, Director, Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans, was unable to testify.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:04 AM.



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REP. CARLOS MARIANI, CHAIR



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Celeste Marin
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Racial disparities in education achievement in Minnesota

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