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HouseFriday, March 6, 2020 8:00 AM      

Education Policy

Location: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Cheryl Youakim


Education Symposium

Bridging the Gap - Eliminating racial disparities in education so children can reach their full potential

**This event is open to the public, but is informational in nature and no testimony will be given***

Morning agenda – defining the problem

8 – 8:15 Introduction

8:15 – 9 A changing and diversifying population – Dr. Susan Brower, State Demographer

9 – 9:15 Student testimony on the opportunity gap

9:15 – 9:45 Greater MN experiences of the opportunity gap – Kathleen Annette, Executive Director, Blandin Foundation

9: 45 – 10:15 Measuring the achievement gap and studying social and emotional learning –
Dr. Michael Rodriquez, University of Minnesota

10:15 – 10:45 Discipline & suspensions discussion – Dr. Bernadeia Johnson, Mankato State University

10:45 – 11:15 Student & parental perspectives on barriers to success in public schools

11:15 – 11:45 Overview of approaches in other states – Daniel Thatcher, J.D., National Conference of State Legislators

11:45 – 12 How litigation impacts the policy landscape – MN Attorney General’s Office

12 – 1 pm Break for Lunch

Afternoon agenda – ideas on the table

1 – 1:30 Proposed Constitutional Amendment – Justice Page & President Kashkari, Minneapolis Federal Reserve

1:30 – 2 Early childhood and the opportunity gap – Dr. Geoff Nagle, Erikson Institute

2:00 – 2:30 Panel of Superintendents

2:30 – 3 Student, family, and community relationship strategies – Jose Munoz, Coalition for Community Schools, Jessica Davis, Teacher of the Year, Teachers of Color, Equity Coaches

3 – 3:30 Cost of closing the opportunity and achievement gaps, a case study – Superintendent Osorio, North Saint Paul/Maplewood

Overflow seating in Room 10

Committee Documents:
8:15 AM - Demographer Presentation
9:15 AM - Blandin Foundation Presentation
9:45 AM - Achievement and Social and Emotional Learning Presentation
10:15 AM Discipline Presentation
11:15 AM - NCSL Presentation
1 PM - Proposed Constitutional Amendment Presentation -
1:30 PM - Erikson Institute Presentation
2 PM - Superintendents Presentation
2:30 PM - Coalition for Community Schools Presentation -
3 PM - Case Study Presentation



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