Integration Task Force Notes

First and most important: this is not the official website of the Integration Revenue Replacement Advisory Task Force. The official website is at the Minnesota Department of Education and you should go there for the official story. This page is being maintained by one EMID parent. I am trying to attend each task force meeting and share notes with other EMID parents. Here are a few recent updates:

More updates can be found below.

The task force was convened “to develop recommendations for repurposing integration revenue funds to create and sustain opportunities for improved educational outcomes that narrow and close the academic achievement gap.” They began meeting in November 2011 and finalized their report on 7 February 2012. It was passed along to the Minnesota Legislature on 15 February 2012. The Legislature has taken no action to date.

If you feel like writing to the task force, they can be reached at integration.taskforce@gmail.com.

Thanks,
…Eric

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Report

On 7 February 2012 the task force voted 10-2 to approve a report to the legislature. This document includes the minority reports.

Documents

These are various documents the committee referred to during its deliberations. Note, an overlapping, but not identical, set of documents can be found on their own official website.

Resources

Some resources have been mentioned either at the task force meetings or in other contexts. This is by no means an exhaustive list, feel free to suggest additions!

Updates

  • Integration gets a new bill at the MN House The report of last year’s integration revenue replacement advisory task force has new life as HF247 sponsored by task force member Rep. Carlos Mariani. The Session Daily wrote a story describing the “revamped aid plan:” HF247 takes the group’s advice and creates a new program called Achievement and Integration for Minnesota or AIM, which would combine ...
  • Crosswinds Intersession at the Capitol Many intersession students are going to have an exciting day at the Minnesota Capitol this Thursday (2/14) as they spend Valentines Day learning a bit about how state government works. Ms. Siskow launched the field trip as a chance for the Crosswinds World Savvy team to get some recognition for their 2nd place in the ...
  • Joint Committee Hearing on Integration The Minnesota House and Senate education finance committees are holding a very unusual joint session this Thursday (2/7), 8:15am, in Room 200 of the State Office Building (100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN). This join hearing agenda will include an integration revenue program presentation including the 2012 report and recommendations ...
  • MPR: An Imperfect Revolution, Voices from the Desegregation Era MPR this afternoon broadcast a really interesting American Radio Works documentary: An Imperfect Revolution, Voices from the Desegregation Era. This is well worth a listen or a read. It provides some valuable insight into things we feel at Crosswinds and Harambee and may give us some legs to stand on with the legislature in arguing ...
  • Garofalo schedules Integration Task Force Hearing, 4/4 (Nevermind) After months of delay, Rep. Garofalo finally sets a date for a hearing on the task force report. Bright and early, at 8am on Wednesday, April 4. Please testify! Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • MinnPost: Integration issue stalls at Capitol Beth Hawkins writes that Mariani is drafting a bill based on the task force report. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new ...
  • Pioneer Press: Minnesota’s integration program supported by religious leaders Megan Boldt covers ISAIAH and Garofalo’s buck-passing move. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in ...
  • ISAIAH asks the Legislature to hear the integration task force report A network of congregations lobbies and holds a press conference to call the legislature to hold a hearing regarding the task force recommendations. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new ...
  • Pioneer Press: Overhaul of Minnesota school integration in limbo Mila Koumpilova shines light on the Legislature’s readiness to hear Kersten but not the task force report. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens ...
  • Augsburg College Public Debate: Integration Funding Two task force members debate the recommendations of the report. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit ...
  • MPR: Task force recommends greater oversight, guidance for school integration efforts Interviews with various task force members. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)
  • Integration task force report issued The Integration Revenue Replacement Advisory Task Force has issued its final report to the legislature, including the two minority reports. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • MinnPost: Integration task force forwarding results to Cassellius Just when you thought hardly anyone in the state Legislature could spell compromise, much less produce one… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens ...
  • Swanson and Kersten file a minority report Content of minority report not available until final report goes to Legislature. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Star Tribune: A positive grade for integration aid plan Editors declare that the report “strikes good balance between support, accountability.” Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Star Tribune: A bad idea just keeps coming back Katherine Kersten imagines the Twin Cities going the way of Hartford, Connecticut. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Daily Planet: Integration revenue task force approves plan Alleen Brown summarizes the elements of the task force report for the Twin Cities Daily Planet. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in ...
  • Star Tribune: State integration task force adopts plan to close achievement gap Kim McGuire summarizes “almost a year” of task force work on integration. Um. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Integration Task Force Approves Report that Affirms Integration Minnesota’s Integration Revenue Replacement Advisory Task Force approves a report that, believe it or not, affirms integration efforts. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ ...
  • Integration Task Force Meeting: 7 February 2012 The task force wordsmiths a report to the legislature including both legislative and fiscal recommendations. Votes 10-2 to approve the report. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Star Tribune: Task force seeks a deal on $100M in school integration aid Steve Brandt writes about the task force’s efforts to get past differences. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Integration Task Force Considers Metro-wide Integration District Scott Thomas, co-chair of the task force, puts a proposal on the table that would bundle together all metro-area integration magnet schools into a single seven-county district. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Integration Task Force Meeting: 31 January 2012 The task force discusses a third version of the Thomas plan in some detail, hears from Ann Parks of MDE, and returns to plans from Erickson and Swanson. Orfield is heard to say he likes meeting with Erickson and wants to meet some more. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • MSR: State’s integration programs face uncertain future Alleen Brown story picked up by “the voice of the African American community.” Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Integration Task Force Meeting: 24 January 2012 The task force engages in some revealing dialog as they debate proposals by the two co-chairs. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in ...
  • Daily Planet: Integration programs face uncertain future as task force deadline nears Alleen Brown writes about the work of the task force and the variety of integration efforts around Minnesota. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ ...
  • Integration Task Force Meeting: 17 January 2012 The task force discusses proposals by Scott Thomas and Robert Erickson. Beginning of discussion of parameters of report. Differences emerging. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Testimony of Kristin Konop to the Integration Revenue Replacement Advisory Task Force, 1/10/12 Kristin Konop testifies to the task force about how integrated schools affected two very different people. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in ...
  • Testimony of Dr. Jennifer Marker Johnson to the Integration Revenue Replacement Advisory Task Force, 1/10/12 Dr. Jennifer Marker Johnson testifies to the task force about the value of EMID as a unique environment. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ ...
  • Testimony of Eric Celeste to the Integration Revenue Replacement Advisory Task Force, 1/10/12 Eric Celeste testifies to the task force about the perils of relying on statewide testing scores to judge programs. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Integration Task Force Meeting: 10 January 2012 The task force takes testimony for over six hours from a cast of dozens. Tucks a few minutes of community testimony in at the end. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens ...
  • Integration revenue task force seeks testimony Minnesota’s Integration Revenue Replacement Advisory Task Force is seeking public testimony at its 1/10 meeting. They have set aside time at this all-day session to hear from the public, giving each person 2-3 minutes. Please consider requesting a slot to share your thoughts with the task force, even if you don’t get called to testify, ...
  • MinnPost: Task force on school integration policy hears sharp debate Beth Hawkins talks to Dan Schuman, discusses the constitutionality of integration in Minnesota, and illuminates the opposing viewpoints of two social scientists. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Star Tribune: Cost vs. benefit steers debate over future of integration aid Corey Mitchell writes about the testimony at the 12/20 meeting of the task force. Includes a picture from EMID! Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Integration Task Force Meeting: 20 December 2011 The task force takes testimony from experts in the field, including social scientists and lawyers. Dan Schulman says, “I am ready to bring a case.” Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens ...
  • Robicheau and Gillette testify to integration revenue task force Interim Superintendent Robicheau, EMID Board Chair Cristina Gillette, and EMID graduate Robert Rostrom testify to the integration task force. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Integration Task Force Meeting: 13 December 2011 The task force takes testimony from many school administrators including the chair of EMID’s board and EMID’s interim superintendent. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Integration Task Force Meeting: 29 November 2011 The task force takes testimony from Tom Gillaspy, State Demographer, and Tom Melcher, MDE Finance Officer. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in ...
  • Integration Task Force Meeting: 15 November 2011 First meeting of the task force. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)