STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
K-12 EDUCATION POLICY & OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
Representative Kory Kath, Vice-Chair of the K-12 Education Policy & Oversight Committee, unofficially called the forty-third meeting to order at 8:35 AM on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 in the Basement hearing room of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll:
MARIANI, Carlos (Chair)
ABELER, Jim KATH, Kory
BENSON, John LOON, Jenifer
BRYNAERT, Kathy MCFARLANE, Carol
DAVNIE, Jim MURDOCK, Mark
DEMMER, Randy NORNES, Bud
DITTRICH, Denise NEWTON, Jerry
DOEPKE, Connie NORTON, Kim
DOWNEY, Keith PETERSON, Sandra
FAUST, Tim SWAILS, Marsha
GREILING, Mindy SLAWIK, Nora
A quorum was not present.
Ms. Lisa Larson, House Research, gave an overview of current Minnesota law related to measures of teacher quality and effectiveness as it pertains to Minnesota’s Race to the Top application.
Handout: "Measures of Teacher Quality and Effectiveness in Statute and Rule"
Rep. Mariani assumed the gavel at 8:45 AM.
Chair Mariani officially called the hearing to order at 8:52 AM. A quorum was present.
Commissioner Alice Seagren, Minnesota Department of Education, presented Minnesota’s Race to the Top application.
Handouts: PowerPoint: "Minnesota’s Race to the Top Application: Great Teachers and Leaders"
Department of Education memo: "Legal Support for the State of Minnesota’s Race to the Top Proposal"
"Minnesota Department of Education’s List of Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools"
"(D) Great Teachers and Leaders (138 total points)"
Ms. Jan Alswager, Education Minnestoa, presented concerns about Minnesota’s Race to the Top application, specifically as they pertain to teacher quality measures and effectiveness.
Mr. Roger Aronson, Minnesota Elementary and Secondary Principals’ Associations, testified with concerns and questions about Minnesota’s application.
Members asked questions of all four testifiers and discussed the points of Minnesota’s proposal.
Deputy Commissioner Chas Anderson, Minnesota Department of Education, testified in response to a member’s question regarding low-achieving school districts.
Rep. Doepke moved to adopt the minutes of February 18, 2010. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 AM.
REP. CARLOS MARIANI, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant