MDE Releases Safe Learning Plan for 2020-21 School Year
The Safe Learning Plan uses a localized, data-driven approach that allows public schools to operate in a learning model that is responsive and prioritizes the health and safety of students, educators and school communities. Read Executive Order 20-82. Families can learn more about the announcement here.
Department Releases Results of Informal Survey of Minnesota Families on Experiences with Distance Learning
Thank you to the more than 130,000 families who completed our Fall Planning Survey. Your experiences are invaluable as we plan for the 2020-21 school year. It is our shared goal to lift up our students through education, while keeping them safe. Minnesota school districts and charter schools are working extremely hard to support our students, families and educators. Find results of the Fall Planning Survey on our website.
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.
Celebrate Farm to Summer Week with Free, Local Meals for Kids
Minnesota schools and community organizations are celebrating Farm to Summer Week July 27-31 with local, fresh food and virtual learning experiences. Read about Farm to Summer Week. The week's highlight will be the Cucumber Crunch held on Thursday, July 30, a virtual event where students crunch into locally-grown cucumbers all at once. To join in, procure local cucumbers and have everyone crunch into them at once! Register your site now for the Cucumber Crunch.
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.