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Education Finance

NINTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - January 31, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION FINANCE
Chair, Representative Paul Marquart

MINUTES

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Committee on Education Finance, called the meeting to order at 8:15 AM, January 31, 2013 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Marquart, Chair
Slocum, Vice Chair
Woodard, Lead
Anzelc
Bernardy
Brynaert
Davnie
Erickson, S.
Gruenhagen
Hertaus
Mariani
McDonald
Moran
Morgan
Myhra
Newton
Quam
Radinovich
Selcer
Wills

A quorum was present.

Representative Newton moved the minutes of January 30, 2013 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following groups and testifiers presented information:

Minnesota School Counselors Associations - Tom Tillberry;

Minnesota Rural Education Association regarding the University of Minnesota Center for Reading Research, authentic intellectual work, and modifying the school week - Fred Nolan and Sam Walseth;

AchieveMpls regarding college and career readiness strategies - Pam Costain, Executive Director;

Osseo Public Schools regarding achievement gap solutions - Kate Maguire, Superintendent and representative of the Minnesota Association of School Administrators and Kim Riesgraf, Assistant Superintendent;

Minnesota Business Partnership and Minnesota Chamber of Commerce regarding high school and post-secondary alighment and best practices - Jim Bartholomew and Amy Walstien;

State Representative Glenn Gruenhagen presented information regarding the promotion of self-actualization in public schools;

North Saint Paul Public Schools regarding all-day kindergarten - Jim Miklausich, Principal, Delene Sanders, teacher, and Jenna Peters, teacher and coach;

Members' questions and comments were addressed throughout the presentations.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:47 AM.


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Representative Paul Marquart, Chair


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Joe Gould, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

E-12 related programs/activities that fall under the committee's goals of 1) supporting student performance and closing achievement gaps; 2) funding adequacy; 3) funding equity; 4) special education adequacy; 5) paying back the shift; and can provide data demonstrating positive outcomes.
N. St. Paul Public Schools - All-day kindergarten
AchieveMpls - College and career readiness strategies
Osseo Public Schools, MN Assn of School Administrators
Rep. Glen Gruenhagen - Achievement gap solutions
MN Business Partnership, MN Chamber of Commerce - High school/postsecondary alignment and best practices
Minnesota Rural Education Association - early learning and extended time programs