STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
K-12 EDUCATION POLICY & OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
Representative Carlos Mariani, Chair of the K-12 Education Policy & Oversight Committee, unofficially called the fifty-fifth meeting to order at 10:35 AM on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 in the Basement hearing room of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll:
MARIANI, Carlos (Chair)
ABELER, Jim LOON, Jenifer
BENSON, John MCFARLANE, Carol
BRYNAERT, Kathy MURDOCK, Mark
DAVNIE, Jim NORNES, Bud
DEMMER, Randy NEWTON, Jerry
DOEPKE, Connie NORTON, Kim
DOWNEY, Keith OBERMUELLER, Mike
GREILING, Mindy PETERSON, Sandra
FAUST, Tim SLAWIK, Nora
DITTRICH, Denise SWAILS, Marsha
A quorum was not present.
Presentation: Common Core State Standards Initiative.
Chair Mariani officially called the meeting to order at 10:54 AM. A quorum was present.
Rep. Slawik moved that the minutes of March 18, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED
Testifying on the Common Core State Standards Initiative were:
Dr. Beth Aune, Director of Academic Standards, Minnesota Department of Education
Ms. Charon Tierney, Language Arts Instructional Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education
Ms. Kari Ross, Reading Instructional Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education
Dr. Larry Gray, Professor of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
Ms. Ellen Delaney, Assistant Principal, Spring Lake Park High School
Ms. Grace Keliher, Minnesota School Board Association.
Questions and discussion followed.
Testifying against the Common Core State Standards Initiative was:
Dr. Karen Effrem, EdWatch
The hearing was adjourned at 12:15 PM.
REP. CARLOS MARIANI
Committee Legislative Assistant