Press Releases

The Communications Office develops, coordinates and disseminates news and messages from the Minnesota Department of Education and is responsible for media relations, outreach efforts and internal communications.

You will find the latest developments, announcements, and statements from the Commissioner here on a range of topics including: academic standards and achievement, test results, innovative programs, data-driven strategies, best practices, resources for students and families, and streamlined support and services for educators, schools and districts.

Media Contacts
Reporters and education writers may contact the department's communications director by phone at 651-582-8205.

Minnesota Department of Education Seeks Sponsors for 2019 Summer Food Service Program- 1/30/2019
The Minnesota Department of Education is looking for eligible schools and organizations to sponsor the Summer Food Service Program and provide free meals to Minnesota children 18 and under during the summer when school is out.

Minnesota Awarded Federal Grant to Coordinate Early Learning Systems- 1/2/2019
Today, Minnesota announced a $4.7 million federal grant to help build an even better early learning landscape for children and families. Families across Minnesota now have access to more early learning support than ever before, thanks to increased funding under Governor Dayton’s leadership.