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Education Policy

FIRST JOINT MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - February 18, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIRST JOINT MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

JOINT COMMITTEE MEETING
HOUSE EDUCATION POLICY COMMITTEE
SENATE EDUCATION POLICY COMMITTEE
Chair, Representative Carlos Mariani
Chair, Senator Torress-Ray

MINUTES

Senator Torres-Ray, Chair of the Senate Committee on Education Policy, called the meeting to order at 12:03 P.M. February 18th in Room 123 of the of the State Capitol.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.


House Education Policy Members present:
Mariani, Chair
Brynaert
Benson
Bly
Davnie
Morgan
Sawatzky
Yarusso
Erickson, S.
Kresha
Nornes
Wills

Members excused:
Erickson, R.
Faust
Isaacson
Marquart
Anderson
Barrett
Kiel
Leidiger
Urdaul

Senate Education Policy Members present:
Toress-Ray, Chair
Dahle
Wiklund
Carlson
Thompson
Nienow
Franzen
Nelson
Clausen


Members excused:
Chamberlain
Johnson
Kent
Peterson
Ruud
Thompson
Wiger
Wiklund

A quorum was present.

The presenters listed below shared testimony on the current state of the English Language Learning delivery across the state:
Elia Bruggeman, Assistant Commissioner
Leigh Schleicher, Federal Programs Supervisor
Jessie Montano, Deputy Commissioner

The presenters below shared testimony on the current state of English Language Learning Teacher Training:
Susan Ranney, Professor, University of Minnesota
Diane Tedick, Professor, University of Minnesota

The presenters below shared testimony on English Language Learning students with limited or interrupted formal education:
Jill Watson, Professor, University of Minnesota
Martha Bigelow, Professor, University of Minnesota

The presenters below shared testimony on how Saint Paul Public Schools deliver English Language Learning Instruction:
Valeria Silva, Superindent, Saint Paul Public Schools
Catherine Rich, Principal, Phalen Lake Hmong Magnet School
Mike McCollor, Principal, Washington Technology Magnet School

The presenters below shared testimony on how Bloomington Schools deliver English Language Learning Instruction:
Eric Melbye, Executive Director of Student Services, Bloomington Public Schools
Andy Kubas, Principal, Valley View Elementary School
Beth Stenglein, EL Supervisor, Bloomington Public Schools

The presenters below shared testimony on English Language Learning delivery outside of Metro Area Schools:
Janice Vasquez, English Language Learner Teacher, Wilmer Public Schools


Committee members' questions and comments were addressed throughout the presentations.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:43 P.M.




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Representative Carlos Mariani, House Education Policy Chair


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Senator Patria Torres-Ray, Senate Education Policy Chair


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Jamael Lundy, Controlled Substances and Synthetic Drug Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

Supporting Our English Learners in a Changing Minnesota.
I. Minnesota Dept of Education: Overview of current state of ELL and future trends
II. Univeristy of Minnesota: Using Research to prepare highly qualified English Language Instructors
III. Strategies for more effective English Language Instruction
A) Saint Paul Public Schools
B) Bloomington Public Schools
IV. ELL in Greater Minnesota