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Deb Henton
Dr. Deb Henton is the Executive Director of MASA.
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THE HENTON HEADLINES August 4, 2022 Here’s the scoop for the week Together We Make a Difference Initiative As noted in an email I sent to all active MASA members on August 3, MASA has joined other education organizations in this initiative to improve conduct at activities, events and in... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Henton Headlines
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THE HENTON HEADLINES July 28, 2022 Here’s the scoop for the week Starting the Long Minnesota Good-bye to Retiring MASA Director of Professional Learning, Mia Urick On July 25, Mia Urick announced her retirement plans to staff. Mia will retire effective December 31, 2022. She will use her accrued vacation... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2022 at The Henton Headlines
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THE HENTON HEADLINES July 21, 2022 Here’s the scoop for the week The Latest Data on Superintendent Openings and the Leaders Filling them: The 2022-2023 school year will see 67 MN school districts with leadership changes at the superintendent level. Thirty-five of these districts will be led by new superintendents... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2022 at The Henton Headlines
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THE HENTON HEADLINES July 14, 2022 Here’s the scoop for the week Consider Nominating a Colleague for Superintendent of the Year! Here is a link should you wish to nominate yourself or a colleague for this prestigious award. It is tradition that the executive directors of AMSD, MASBO, MASE, MASSP,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2022 at The Henton Headlines
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THE HENTON HEADLINES July 7, 2022 Here’s the scoop for the week Dr. Henton is on vacation this week, the official Henton Headlines will return next week! Have you renewed your membership? Membership renewal is now open for MASA members. If you would like to review your member benefits, you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2022 at The Henton Headlines
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THE HENTON HEADLINES June 30, 2022 Here’s the scoop for the week “Keep Kids Fed Act” Signed into Law by President Biden on June 27, 2022 This action extends summer meal waivers which means all students will be able to receive free meals this summer. In addition, the federal reimbursement... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2022 at The Henton Headlines
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THE HENTON HEADLINES June 23, 2022 Here’s the scoop for the week Are you Considering Retiring and Returning to work as an Interim? Recent legislation passed and signed into law by Governor Walz on May 22, 2022, might have implications for you if you want to accept an interim position... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2022 at The Henton Headlines
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THE HENTON HEADLINES June 16, 2022 Here’s the scoop for the week Will there be a Provisional Online Learning Application and Approval Process for 2022-2023? MDE staff shared on June 15 that only those school districts fully approved as an Online Learning Provider will be able to provide online learning... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2022 at The Henton Headlines
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THE HENTON HEADLINES June 9, 2022 Here’s the scoop for the week Which Challenges are MASA Members Finding Most Difficult to Solve? Staffing special education openings Staffing math openings Staffing science openings Staffing FACS openings Staffing media center openings Staffing business openings Staffing school psychologist openings Staffing SLP openings Staffing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2022 at The Henton Headlines
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THE HENTON HEADLINES June 2, 2022 Here’s the scoop for the week Minnesota Frontline Worker Pay & Employer Obligation: The application will be available soon! School districts will need to inform employees the application is available. Check out this link Minnesota Frontline Worker Pay for more information. Will the Governor... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2022 at The Henton Headlines
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THE HENTON HEADLINES May 26, 2022 Here’s the scoop for the week Caring for Others can take a Toll: Assistance for you This has been another hard week with the devastating loss of 19 innocent children and two of their dedicated teachers in Uvalde, Texas. As leaders, you quickly worked... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2022 at The Henton Headlines
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THE HENTON HEADLINES May 19, 2022 Here’s the scoop for the week Did You Know? As of this writing, 41 legislators are not returning next year-20 in the House and 21 in the Senate. That will mean a lot of relationship building for us to do. Long-time Educator and MASA... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2022 at The Henton Headlines
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THE HENTON HEADLINES May 12, 2022 Here’s the scoop for the week MASE Executive Director John Klaber to retire: Many of you know and have worked with John over the years. The MASE Best Practices Conference occurring May 11-13 is his final conference as Executive Director. Please join me in... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2022 at The Henton Headlines
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THE HENTON HEADLINES May 5, 2022 Here’s the scoop for the week Millions of Ukrainian children are still in school despite the war: Not a long read, but one I recommend as it demonstrates how important learning is no matter the circumstances. Distance learning is challenging anywhere/anytime, but imagine when... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2022 at The Henton Headlines
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THE HENTON HEADLINES April 28, 2022 Here’s the scoop for the week Did you know… That PELSB passed a motion effective March 14, 2022, to allow out-of-state exams to be used for content and pedagogy exams in place of Minnesota exams? This may be helpful to your Tier 2 teachers... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2022 at The Henton Headlines
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THE HENTON HEADLINES April 21, 2022 Here’s the scoop for the week Action Alerts are coming soon and we need your assistance: As legislators work toward approving final legislation for the governor, it is imperative they hear from you. We are especially concerned about a Data Privacy Bill that would... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2022 at The Henton Headlines
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THE HENTON HEADLINES April 14, 2022 Here’s the scoop for the week Please Contact your Congressional Representatives re: Child Nutrition Waivers I have been in contact with Noelle Ellerson Ng of AASA regarding the bills mentioned below and learned AASA supports these efforts and needs our advocacy. Click here learn... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2022 at The Henton Headlines
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THE HENTON HEADLINES April 7, 2022 Here’s the scoop for the week MASA Member Appointed to State Board: Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan announced a Maple Grove resident was appointed to the Minnesota Foundation for Student Organizations Board of Directors. Superintendent Dr. Kim Hiel of Fridley Public... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2022 at The Henton Headlines
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THE HENTON HEADLINES March 31, 2022 Here’s the scoop for the week New Interim Leader Named to Lead the Board of School Administrators, BOSA: Karen Schaub has been named the new Interim Executive Director of BOSA. She will begin her position on Friday, April 1st. 1884 Como No more! The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2022 at The Henton Headlines
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THE HENTON HEADLINES March 17, 2022 Here’s the scoop for the week Should MASA once again collect superintendent salary and compensation data? I am often asked for current salary and compensation information for superintendents which I do not have. MASA has collected this information in the past. If we do... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2022 at The Henton Headlines
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THE HENTON HEADLINES March 10, 2022 Here’s the scoop for the week MASA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING SYNOPSIS: The board met on March 9, 2022, and worked through a robust agenda. Some of the items were standard review and others listed below might be of greater interest to you: MASA... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2022 at The Henton Headlines
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THE HENTON HEADLINES March 3, 2022 Here’s the scoop for the week PSEO Information on your website: Did you know about the March 1 deadline? I was recently presented with a 32 page draft report written by “People for PSEO.” Included in the report titled, “A PSEO Information Gap Report,”... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2022 at The Henton Headlines
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THE HENTON HEADLINES February 24, 2022 Here’s the scoop for the week Ed. Orgs. Opposed to Education Savings Accounts: The education organizations sent a letter to the Senate Education Committee objecting to SF 1525, a proposal that would establish education savings accounts to be used for private schools. Feel free... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2022 at The Henton Headlines
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THE HENTON HEADLINES February 10, 2022 Here’s the scoop for the week Parent Rights: A number of bills have been introduced regarding the rights of parents who have children in Minnesota’s public schools. MASA joined MSBA and AMSD in sending a letter to the Senate Education Finance and Policy Committee... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2022 at The Henton Headlines
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THE HENTON HEADLINES February 10, 2022 Here’s the scoop for the week Annual MASE/MASA Federal Advocacy Trip to Washington D.C. moves to virtual format: Beginning last fall, MASA staff contacted Minnesota’s eight representatives and two senators in congress asking for in-person meetings the week of February 21. After countless emails... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2022 at The Henton Headlines