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THIRTY-SIXTH MEETING - K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SIXTH 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, called the thirty-sixth meeting to order at 8:33 AM on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 in the basement hearing room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll:

Members present:

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


Members Excused:

KATH, Kory

LOON, Jenifer

A quorum was present.

Rep. Doepke moved the minutes of April 2, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

The committee members reflected on their 2009 goals and achievements.
Handouts: "K-12 Education Policy Committee Members 2009 Priorities"
"K-12 Education Policy Committee Wrap-Up, 2009 Session"

HF 1080 (Norton) - A bill for an act relating to education; clarifying the definition of comprehensive scientifically based reading instruction; making requirements of prekindergarten through grade six teachers; creating an assessment of reading instruction; providing for a legislative review of Board of Teaching rules; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 122A.06, subdivision 4, 122A.18, subdivisions 2, 2a, by adding a subdivision.

Rep. Norton moved that HF 1080 be recommended to pass.

Rep. Norton moved the H1080DE3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Norton presented HF 1080, as amended.

Testifying on behalf of HF 1080, as amended, were:

Ms. Nancy Sears, Rochester Reading Center
Mr. Mike Savage, Forest Hills Elementary School, Eden Prairie
Ms. Karen Balmer, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Teaching
Handout: "The Nation’s Report Card: Reading 2007 State Snapshot Report"

Questions and discussion followed.

Testifying to HF 1080, as amended, were:

Dr. Maureen Prenn, president, Minnesota Association of College Teacher Education
Dr. Deborah Dillon, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota
Handouts: "Important Definitions for Reading Research Instruction"
"Institutions Participating in the Minnesota Literacy Teacher Educators Symposia Series 2008-2009"
"Minnesota Literacy Teacher Educators Symposium #1: Preparing Teachers to Teach Reading in K-12 Schools: What We Know & What We Need to Do to Redesign Preparation Programs & Continuing Professional Development"

Chair Mariani laid HF 1080, as amended, on the table.

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:

HF1080 (Norton) Comprehensive scientifically based reading instruction definition clarified, prekindergarten through grade six teachers requirements made, reading instruction assessment created, and Board of Teaching rules legislative review provided. (information only)

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