Provide Feedback on the Latest Draft of the 2019 Science Standards
The second draft of the 2019 science education standards is now available. The public is invited to provide feedback on the draft standards during the Public Review and Comment Period, February 14-28, 2019. Read the draft and find more information about the review process on the Science Education page.
Commissioner Ricker and Commissioner Ho Visit St. Cloud
Minnesota’s education and housing commissioners toured McKinley-ALC on Wednesday and hosted a listening session to learn about students' desires for the future of education in Minnesota. The commissioners also hosted a listening session at the Minnesota Homeless Education Conference. These sessions are part of an ongoing effort to meet with Minnesota teachers, parents, school staff, students and community members to talk about how to ensure every student gets the highest quality education possible.
Celebrating Black History Month
Each February we celebrate Black History Month, recognizing the many accomplishments of black Minnesotans of the past and present. Read the proclamation of February as Black History Month in Minnesota from Governor Walz, and learn more about Black History Month from the History Channel website.
Commissioner Ricker Leads Minnesota Department of Education
Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker is originally from Hibbing, MN and is a former middle school teacher. After years of experience in the classroom and working for the local and national Federation of Teachers, she joins the Minnesota Department of Education as the commissioner of education for Governor Tim Walz. Learn more about Commissioner Ricker.