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Straight Talk: We Stand Ready to Improve the Education Amendment to Help our Students By Kirk Schneidawind, MSBA Executive Director

Student Speech 2021: Students (Still) Say the Darndest Things By Christian Shafer, Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A.

The MSBA Interview – New Education Commissioner Heather Mueller By MSBA staff

Implementation of a New Transition Program: Mankato Area Public Schools Develops Opportunities for Students with Disabilities Across All Ages By Paul Peterson, Superintendent; Scott Hare, Director of Student Support Services; Stacy Wells, Director of Communications; Samantha Steinman, Assistant Director of Special Education; and Jodi Sapp, School Board Chair; Mankato Area Public Schools

Advocacy in Action: Personal Meetings with Legislators are “the most effective tool in a citizen advocate’s arsenal” By Colleen Sparke, MSBA Government Relations Staff Member

How to Redirect the Tempting Conversation of “Learning Loss”: Absence of Data, Disruptions to Learning Have Created a “Perfect Storm” for Schools By Kim Gibbons, Ph.D., and Katie Pekel, Ed.D., University of Minnesota

Have Cash Flow Concerns? Consider MNTAAB Borrowing: Pool will be Available for School Districts in Summer 2021 By Joel Stencel, MSBA Director of Association Finance

Ask MSBA: Don’t Forget Pay Equity When Heading to the Bargaining Table By Tiffany Gustin, MSBA Associate Director of Management and Insurance Trust Services

Legal Update: Employees, Free Speech, and Social Media By Terence Morrow, MSBA Director of Policy and Legal Services

The MSBA Journal includes school features, exploration of leadership issues and in-depth stories on education trends, showcases student art and contains a directory of vendors.