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

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

K-12 EDUCATION POLICY & OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Kory Kath, Vice-Chair of the K-12 Education Policy & Oversight Committee, called the thirty-ninth meeting to order at 8:35 AM on Thursday, February 11, 2010 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
KATH, Kory
LOON, Jenifer
MCFARLANE, Carol
MURDOCK, Mark
NORNES, Bud
NEWTON, Jerry
NORTON, Kim
OBERMUELLER, Mike
PETERSON, Sandra
SWAILS, Marsha
SLAWIK, Nora

Members Excused:

A quorum was not present.

Ms. Cyndy Crist, System Director for P-16 Collaboration, MnSCU, and Board Member, SciMathMN, gave an overview of the presentations by SciMathMN.

Dr. Bill Schmidt, Michigan State University, presented lessons from Trends in International Math and Science Study (TIMSS) science results.
Handout: PowerPoint "Looking Beneath the Surface: What we can learn from the Minnesota TIMSS science results"

Chair Kath officially called the meeting to order at 8:50 AM. A quorum was present.

Questions and discussion followed.

Dr. Natalie Rasmussen, chemistry teacher, Minneapolis North Community High School, presented on closing the achievement gap in math and science education.

Questions and discussion followed.

HF 2360 (Davnie) - A bill for an act relating to Special School District No. 1, Minneapolis; providing for two members appointed by Special School District No. 1, Minneapolis, on the Minneapolis reapportionment commissions; establishing standards.

Rep. Swails moved that the minutes from February 9, 2010, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Rep. Davnie moved that HF 2360 be recommended to pass, and referred to the committee on State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology, and Elections with a recommended re-referral to the Local Government Division.

Rep. Davnie moved the H2360A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Davnie presented HF 2360, as amended.

Questions and discussion followed.

Rep. Davnie renewed his motion that HF 2360 be recommended to pass, as amended, and referred to the committee on State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology, and Elections with a recommended re-referral to the Local Government Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:55 AM.



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REP. KORY KATH, VICE-CHAIR




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Celeste Marin
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

SciMathMN briefing: Lessons from Minnesota Trends in International Math and Science Study (TIMSS) Science results and Closing the achievement gap in math and science education (first on agenda)

Bills Added:
  • HF2360 (Davnie) - Minneapolis; Special School District No. 1; two member appointment provided on the Minneapolis redistricting commission, and standards established.
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