About the MLC Education Committee

South Dakota Sen. Jim Bolin, co-chair Minnesota Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein, co-chair Ohio Sen.
Hearcel F. Craig,
vice chair
The Midwestern Legislative Conference Education Committee provides a forum for state and provincial legislators to exchange information and ideas on education.
Legislators from 11 Midwestern states and four Canadian provinces serve on this committee. The committee is led by three committee officers: South Dakota Sen. Jim Bolin and Minnesota Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein, co-chairs; and Ohio Sen. Hearcel F. Craig, vice chair.
If you have questions about the committee, please contact Tim Anderson, CSG Midwest staff liaison to the committee.


Save the Date: Committee Will Meet July 21 and 23 in Chicago

The committee will next meet on July 21 and 23 in Chicago as part of the 2019 Midwestern Legislative Conference Annual Meeting. The agenda can be found below. In addition to the committee's planned sessions, the MLC meeting will feature other opportunities to explore education policy, including a July 23 session on state strategies to improve civic education and a July 20 site visit to the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. Please contact Tim Anderson or Carolyn Orr for more information about the site visit or to register for it.


Committee Explores Early Learning, School-Based Mental Health and 'Deeper Learning' Strategies

The committee met in July as part of the Midwestern Legislative Conference Annual Meeting. It focused on topics such as early learning and child development, school-based mental health, and strategies to incorporate "deeper learning" into K-12 education systems.


Committee Resources