Minnesota Students Continue to Outperform the Nation on ACT
Minnesota students again topped the nation on the ACT college entrance exam, among the 19 states where 90 percent or more students took the college entrance exam, earning a composite score of 21.3. Get more information in our press release.
$25 Million in Safety Grants Awarded to Minnesota Schools
The Minnesota Department of Education announced that 90 Minnesota public school districts or charter schools were awarded school safety grants to be used for security and violence prevention improvements at 123 building sites across the state. Read the full press release for more information.
Minnesota Recognizes 526 Schools for Excellence, Prioritizes Schools for Support to Improve Students’ Educational Experiences
The Minnesota Department of Education recognized 526 public schools across the state as top performers in multiple areas of progress in school performance. The recognition is a key part of the state’s new North Star accountability system that aims to create more equitable and well-rounded learning opportunities for all students across the state. Read the full press release for more information on Minnesota's North Star accountability system.
Minnesota's commitment to educational equity
Minnesota has worked together with stakeholders to develop a shared definition of educational equity, along with 10 commitments to equity. The definition of equity begins with: "Educational equity is the condition of justice, fairness and inclusion in our systems of education so that all students have access to the opportunities to learn and develop to their fullest potentials." Read the full definition and our 10 commitments to equity.