In written testimony before the Minnesota State Board of Trustees, LeadMN President Mayowa told the board that they "should not use the pandemic to hide from the concerns of students, faculty and staff. If anything, this crisis should be a call for more engagement to address these problems rather than less."
Today Governor Walz released his administration’s budget proposal for the 2022-23 biennial budget. Here are some of the highlights for Minnesota’s community and technical college students.
The Star Tribune covered LeadMN's effort to urge colleges to spend federal stimulus money to support students. The article says that students "are pushing for the one-time funding to be used to freeze tuition, forgive some debts and invest in campus mental health services."
LeadMN wrote a letter to the Federal Communication Commission on how participating providers in the new Emergency Broadband Connectivity Fund should verify that a household is eligible to participate based on the receipt of a federal Pell Grant.
The Minnesota State Taskforce on Law Enforcement Education Reform began work this fall in response to the murder of George Floyd. LeadMN and other stakeholders called for the creation of the group to fix the problems with police officer training programs.
Be the face of America! Join a cohort of 74 other students in representing the USA at the World Expo. LeadMN is offering the opportunity to help you make your resume and gather what you need for a great application to be a Youth Ambassador!
"Fewer Minnesota high school seniors are filing for federal financial aid during the COVID-19 pandemic, a sign that students in this next class of graduates could have their college plans derailed."
The legislative agenda focuses on making college affordable, addressing racial inequities and supporting students better.
Just in time for the holidays, Congress has come to an agreement on another Covid-19 relief package and a funding bill for the federal government. Included in these bills are major changes to FAFSA, Pell Grant eligibility, funding for higher education, and other policy and relief to help students. These changes represent some of the most significant changes to federal higher education laws in over a decade and will make college more affordable and accessible for millions of students.