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.
Minnesota Awarded Federal Grant to Coordinate Early Learning Systems
The $4.7 million federal grant will allow the Minnesota Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, along with the Children’s Cabinet, to study and plan for how to best coordinate policies, programs and resources across departments to help build an even better early learning landscape for Minnesota children and families. Read the full press release.
Minnesota Youth Council work includes Student Bill of Rights
The Minnesota Youth Council (MYC), an initiative of Minnesota Alliance With Youth, is a diverse group of youth working to elevate and celebrate the voices and opinions of young people, especially those whose voices are not often heard. They are currently working on a Minnesota Student Bill of Rights and the Minnesota Student Survey. Learn more about the MYC.
Check Out New Updates to the Minnesota Report Card
After extensive stakeholder feedback, we've updated and improved the Minnesota Report Card to be more parent and family friendly. Read about the updates to the report card and learn how you can be involved in the next round of stakeholder feedback in our blog.