Schools for Equity in Education

Meeting Handouts

SEE has videos of each portion of the SEE general membership meetings.  If you are from a SEE member district and would like to view a video, please contact us for the link to the videos.

April 26, 2024

Compensatory Timelines and Projections

Cathy Erickson, Director of School Fiancne MDE

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February 2, 2024

Votes, Volatility, Variables – Election 2024

Blois Olson, Fluence Media, Morning Take.
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December 15, 2023

Managing Difficult Conversations in a Polarized Time
Dr. William Doherty, Professor of Family Social Science UMN, Director of Citizen Professional Center and MN Couples on the Brink
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December 15, 2023

Minnesota Multi-tiered System of Supports (MnMTSS)
Dr. Jean Duffy, MDE MnMTSS Coordinator
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September 22, 2022

Where are we going and what will we find?
Peter Leatherman, Chief Executive Officer of the Morris Leatherman Company
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September 22, 2023

Bobbie Burnham – MDE Assistant Commissioner, OTL
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May 25, 2023

PELSB Legislative Updates
Dr. Yelena Bailey – Executive Director
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MDE 2023 Legislative Session Update
Adosh Unni – Director of Government Relations
Cathy Erickson – Director of School Finance

Shana Morse – Assistant Director of Government Relations
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February 17, 2023

Teachers Retirement Association (TRA)

Executive Director Jay Stoffel
Presentation TRA

September 23, 2022

Buffet Line Politics: Coping with Intractable Issues”
Peter Leatherman, Chief Executive Officer of the Morris Leatherman Company
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May 26, 2022

Student Financial Literacy: National Trends and State Efforts
Tim Ranzetta, Cofounder of Next Gen Personal Finance
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2022 Legislative Session Wrap-up
Terri Yetter and Adosh Unni from MDE
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April 22, 2022

The BOLD Literacy Plan
Minnesota’s Department of Education Assistant Commissioner Bobbie Burnham, Education Dyslexia Specialist. Amy Schulting, and Literacy Specialist Jenny Wazlawik
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January 28, 2022

MDE Priorities and a Preview of 2022 Legislative Goals with a Message from Commissioner Heather Mueller
Adosh Unni, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Department of Education
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Read the Governor’s Education Budget Proposal with Brief Descriptions >
Read the Governor’s Education Proposal Budget Summary >

December 10, 2021

Recent Trends in the State’s Population
Dr. Eric Guthrie – Senior State Demographer
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September 24, 2021

Minnesota 2021:  Political Antipode
Dr. Bill Morris – President of the Morris Leatherman Company
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News from the US Senate Education Committee and the Priorities of United States Senator Tina Smith
Amy Johnson Korba – Outreach Director for Education and Business in the Office of U. S. Senator Tina Smith
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June 30, 2021

MDE Session Wrap-up
Adosh Unni, Director of Government Relations and Terri Yetter, Director of School Finance
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May 27, 2021

Cruz-Guzman Lawsuit on School Segregation: Update and Mediation Agreement Bill
Dan Shulman, Lead Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Minnesota
See the Mediation Bill Summary >
See the Mediation Bill Language >

February 12, 2021

Hot Topics, Resources, and Updates from the Center for Applied Research and Educational
Improvement (CAREI) – Dr. Kim Gibbons
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January 8, 2021

Connecting the Dots – Review of the Fall Elections and Preview of the Legislative Session
Political Pundit Blois Olson
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November 13, 2020

School Finance Working Group’s Proposed Final Recommendations
Tom Melcher, Minnesota Department of Education
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Read the Working Group’s Final Report >

Assessment Considerations during COVID-19-Related School Disruptions
Heidi Springborg and Annie Mitty – Minnesota School Psychologist Association
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Read the Published Paper >

September 18, 2020

Minnesota Proposed Constitutional Education Amendment
Justice Alan Page and Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari
See the Amendment Language >

A State Divided
Peter Leatherman – CEO of Morris Leatherman Company
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January 24, 2020

Effectively Teaching Kids to Read: What do Leaders Need to Know?
Dr. Lori Helman, Director of the Minnesota Center for Reading Reach
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January 22, 2019

School Finance Working Group Discussion
Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker and Finance Division Director Tom Melcher, Minnesota Department
of Education
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Bringing Improved Economic Understanding to Minnesota Educators and Their Students
Executive Director Julie Bunn of the Minnesota Council on Economic Education
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September 20, 2019

Use the Constitution:  To Assure Adequate Funding as Skeen Intended
Jerry Von Korff, Attorney, Rinke Noonon Law Firm
2019:  Self Inflicted Wounds and Public Opinion
Peter Leatherman, Morris Leatherman Company
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