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New State Superintendent Appointed

May 10, 2019

Dr. Michael Rice was selected this week by the State Board of Education to serve as the new State Superintendent. The board has undergone a lengthy process of interviews to find a new superintendent following the death of former State Superintendent Brian Whiston in May 2018. Following the final round of interviews on May 7, […]

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State Board Announces Finalists for State Superintendent

Apr 26, 2019

The State Board of Education is one step closer to selecting the next State Superintendent after choosing the three finalists. Following two days of public interviews and deliberation, the board announced the three finalists: Brenda Cassellius – Immediate past Minnesota Commissioner of Education Michael Rice – Superintendent of Kalamazoo Public Schools Jeanice Swift – Superintendent […]

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State Board of Education Elects Co-Presidents

Jan 13, 2017

This week, the State Board of Education elected co-presidents, one from each party, as the board is currently split 4-4 on partisan lines.  Elected by their colleagues, Casandra Ulbrich and Richard Zeile will serve as the new co-presidents of the board.  Also elected today, Tom McMillin as treasurer and Michelle Fecteau as secretary. Casandra Ulbrich […]

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Republicans Have a Good Election Night

Nov 11, 2016

Tuesday’s General Election brought many surprises to several statewide elections.  In the House of Representatives, the partisan makeup will remain the same, after one incumbent Democratic Representative lost his seat because the party flipped a previously held Republican seat.  However, prior to the election, many pollsters and insiders had expected the Democratic caucus to gain […]

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