The Senate Education Committee has not held as many hearings at its counterpart in the House, but it has also covered a wide range of topics. As the policy committee season draws to a close, it seems like every idea large and small has been heard and it seems like everything has been heard except for the
Omnibus Policy Bills Released. The House and Senate Education Policy Committees released their first versions of their omnibus education policy bills today. There will be amendments offered as both bills are heard throughout the rest of the week. The bills are largely composed of legislation that has been previously heard in committee, the most notable of which is SF 2611 (Torres Ray)/HF 3062 (Mariani). This legislation targets the achievement of non-English speaking students and their families. It is surely an ambitious proposal and one that centers on a fast-growing segment of Minnesota's student population.
Here are links to the omnibus education policy bills: