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.

Press release archives from 2013-20, can be found in the page archive.

Media Contacts

Reporters and education writers may contact the department's communications and media relations director by email at ashleigh.norris@state.mn.us.

Minnesota Department of Education Announces New Executive Team Members - 03/27/2021
Names Director of New Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Center

New Community Hubs Connect Families with Resources - 03/25/2021
$6 million in federal grant money will fund hubs through 2022

2020-21 School Year Enrollment Data Released - 02/19/2021
Due to COVID-19, enrollment in public schools has decreased; highlights need for education budget provision to address pandemic enrollment loss

Free Meals for Kids Available through Summer Meal Programs - 02/03/2021
To increase participation in summer meal programs, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is seeking local sponsors or sites for this year’s Summer Food Service Program.