Distance Learning Extended to Rest of 2019-20 School Year
Governor Tim Walz and Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker have announced that all Minnesota public school districts and charter schools will extend the Distance Learning Period for the rest of the 2019-20 school year. Read Executive Order. Visit our COVID-19 Updates web page for additional guidance.
Summer Programming Guidance for Schools
Governor Walz and Commissioner Ricker have announced that Minnesota public school districts and charter schools may choose to use a hybrid in-person and distance learning model, or a distance learning model for summer learning. This also applies to extended school year services. School buildings may also host other summer programming if they can adhere to the updated public health guidelines. Read the executive order. Visit our COVID-19 Updates web page.
U.S. Department of Education Recognizes Robbinsdale School of Engineering and Arts as a 2020 Green Ribbon School
The award honors schools for innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact, increase efficiency, improve health and wellness and provide effective sustainability education. The Robbinsdale School of Engineering and Arts is among the 39 schools, 11 districts and five postsecondary institutions across the country to receive this honor. Read the award news release.
You’re Invited to New Statewide Book Club
One Book | One Minnesota is a new statewide book club that invites Minnesotans to read a common title and gather virtually to enjoy, reflect and discuss. Minnesota novelist Kate DiCamillo's novel "Because of Winn-Dixie" is the first featured book. The program is presented by the Minnesota Center for the Book, in partnership with State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education. Learn more about One Book | One Minnesota.
Commit to be Counted in the 2020 Census
In 2020, the U.S. Census will attempt to count every person living in the United States. That count will determine how much funding our communities receive for schools, child care and more. Children are one of the most under-counted groups. Text COUNT to 662020 to ensure all of our children are counted to make sure they have what they need to ensure a bright future. Read full notice. Visit the We Count Minnesota website.