Minnesota’s New Education Commissioner
Dr. Heather Mueller became Minnesota’s Education Commissioner on April 1, 2021. Learn more about her and Minnesota’s Safe Learning plan in this video. Transcripts are available in English, Hmong, Karen, Somali and Spanish.
Prioritizing In-Person Learning for All Students
As of February 22, 2021, all Minnesota schools may choose to operate an in-person learning model, as long as they are able to implement all updated health and safety measures. Read the Safe Learning Plan and learn more on the COVID-19 Updates web page.
COVID-19: Stay Updated
The Minnesota Department of Education regularly updates its COVID-19 guidance and resources. Find information about learning models, nutrition services, federal funding and more on the COVID-19 Updates webpage. Information for families is available in English, Español, Hmoob, Karen, Soomaali.
Due North Education Plan
Developed from a robust engagement effort with educators, school leaders, students, and families across the state, the Due North Education Plan is centered on ensuring every child in Minnesota receives a high-quality education, no matter their race or zip code. To learn more, visit the Due North Education plan page.
P-EBT Benefits for the 2020-21 School Year
Hundreds of thousands of Minnesota children may be eligible for additional food benefits through P-EBT, short for Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer. To receive benefits, submit an Application for Educational Benefits to your school. Families receiving SNAP, MFIP, or Tribal TANF do not need to take action. More information on P-EBT is available on the DHS website.