I hope this finds you well and enjoying the New Year so far.
The 2020 legislative session is just around the corner; our work in St. Paul will get underway on February 11. As the chair of the House K-12 Education Finance Committee, I recently had the opportunity to preview the House DFL’s priorities for Minnesota students and families with Minnesota Public Radio. It’s encouraging to know that addressing mental health and the opportunity gap will be key focuses of the Senate Majority as well, and I look forward to working together to find real and effective solutions that puts students and their needs first.
You can read more in the article here.
Minneapolis Public Schools Comprehensive District Design
The Comprehensive District Design (CDD) examines how Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) educates students, how they are placed in and transported to our schools, and what opportunities are available for students across the city. Community members are encouraged to attend and provide feedback. You can check out the website for updated informational meetings and additional opportunities to share your thoughts.
2020 U.S. Census- Be Counted!
The once-a-decade U.S. Census count, which counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories, and is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency, kicks off on April 1 of this year. Every year, billions of dollars are needed for hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, bridges and other public resources, and federal funds are delivered based on the U.S. Census data collected, which is why having an accurate count is vital.
Please join me, my legislative colleagues, and Minnesota Attorney General Ellison on Monday, February 3 at the Phillips Community Center for this critical conversation. The census is key to our democracy, our community, and the services we need, want, and deserve from our government. It's our census, let's use it. Here are the details:
- 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Phillips Community Center, 2323 11th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404