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Minnesota Legislature
2015-2016 Regular Session

TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING - Education Innovation Policy

March 10, 2016

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

EDUCATION INNOVATION POLICY COMMITTEE 2015-2016
MINUTES

Representative Sondra Erickson, Chair of the Education Innovation Policy Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:15 AM on March 10, 2016, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


ERICKSON, Sondra Chair
MORAN, Rena
BENNETT, Peggy Vice Chair
BLY, David
CHRISTENSEN, Drew
DAVNIE, Jim
FLANAGAN, Peggy
KRESHA, Ron
LUCERO, Eric
MARIANI, Carlos

NORNES, Bud
PETERSON, Roz
PIERSON, Nels
SELCER, Yvonne
URDAHL, Dean
WARD, JoAnn
WHELAN, Abigail
YARUSSO, Barb


Members excused:
DAVNIE, Jim
WILLS, Anna


Representative Erickson called the meeting to order at 8:18 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Lucero moved that the minutes of December 1, 2015 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Christensen moved that the minutes of February 25, 2016 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Informational only hearing on Minnesota Department of Education initiatives Every Student Succeeds Act, World’s Best Workforce, and Innovation Pilot Project.

Presentations:

Brenda Cassellius, Commissioner Minnesota Department of Education, and Stephanie Graff, Chief Accountability Officer Minnesota Department of Education, gave a presentation on ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) and the World’s Best Workforce (WBWF) program.

Daron Korte, Assistant Commissioner Minnesota Department of Education, gave a presentation on the Innovation Pilot Project.

Testifiers:

Barb Duffrin, Executive Director of Educational Services, and Jason Berg, Principal Farmington High School, testified to The Innovation Pilot Project.

Jillian Mcgee, School Counselor Moose Lake School District, testified to student counselor importance in academic and behavioral performance for students, and how it pertains to the World’s Best Workforce.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:46 A.M.





Representative Sondra Erickson, Chair




Tom Brennan, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Presentations from the Minnesota Department of Education on World's Best Workforce, the Innovation Pilot Project, and ESSA. Minnesota Department of Education ***If you are interested in testifying, please contact Tom Brennan at tom.brennan@house.mn***

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