Minnesota's commitment to educational equity
Minnesota has worked together with stakeholders to develop a shared definition of educational equity, along with ten 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 ten commitments to equity.
Guest Post: Four years ago, I stood next to Governor Dayton as he signed the Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act
Four years ago, on April 9, 2014, Minnesota student Jake Ross stood beside Governor Mark Dayton as he signed the Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act into law. The 11 year old had spent two years advocating for the anti-bullying law. After being bullied in second grade, Jake wanted to help schools learn to better address school climate and bullying. Read Jake's guest blog post on the fourth anniversary of the Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act.
Minnesota’s Graduation Rate Highest Ever, Shows Gaps Closing Over Time
Minnesota’s overall high school graduation rate continues to trend upward, with the class of 2017 posting the highest rate on record at 82.7 percent. The data released today also shows progress in one of the state’s highest educational priorities: reducing disparities between white students, students of color, and American Indian students. Between 2012 and 2017, Minnesota’s graduation rate gap has decreased by nearly 30 percent. Read the full press release for more information.
Register for June Restorative Practices in Schools Training
The School Safety Technical Assistance Center is offering two weeks of Restorative Practices in Schools training in Cloquet, Bemidji and Crystal this June. Restorative practices is an approach schools can use to improve school climate and reduce discipline disparities. It focuses on building relationships and creating community in school to prevent harm and to repair relationships. Learn more and register for the trainings.