Did you get our 13th e-newsletter?

23 Aug

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This fall, we’re reaching out to community members, advocates, and policy makers. We’ll be conducting a study on the educational experiences of Asian Minnesotan students. Details will be released in September.

Also, look for news about a community forum about education for Asian Minnesotans. Tentatively scheduled for October 1st, details on the way.

community news
State seeks waiver from portions of No Child Left Behind
Request seeks to waive two sections of the NCLB education law.

Poverty Rate Continues to Rise in MN
Ramsey county has more than 25 percent of children living in poverty.

Children’s Defense Fund also reports:
While Minnesota had the nation’s 5th lowest rate for white children in 2009, MN’s child poverty rate for Asian- Americans was the highest in the nation.

State renters’ credit benefits reduced
Several thousand renters will see their renter credits eliminated next year.

State budget cuts out help for immigrant doctors to regain profession
An est. 200 foreign-trained doctors in MN face barriers to becoming a practicing physician, program to help them ends

Some legislators will meet the public at State FairState representatives from both parties are scheduled to be at the House booth in the Education Building most days of the State Fair, which starts Thursday.

Fair visitors can also vote every day in a non-binding poll on the big issues of the day: definition of marriage, publicly funded preschool education for all children, expanding gambling and adding clothing to the list of taxable items.

View the schedule for the legislators

national news
The Fight to Protect Thousands of Elderly and Disabled Refugees
Congressional members lead bi-partison effort to protect refugees facing termination of their disability benefits

“In 2008, President Bush signed bipartisan legislation extending the time limit. This law, unanimously approved by Congress, is set to expire on September 30, 2011. It is essential that Congress act quickly to ensure that these vulnerable refugees receive the protection and support promised in our invitation to move to this country.”

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