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.
Meet the Regional Centers of Excellence Team
The Regional Centers of Excellence (RCEs) work in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Education to help schools make long-lasting improvements to student learning. Meet three RCE team members who work every day to make a positive difference in our schools!
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.
Prepare now to apply for a school safety grant Aug. 29
At the end of the 2018 legislative session, Governor Dayton signed school safety grants into law. The application period opens August 29. A webinar is planned for July 24. The assurances form and expenditure plan are posted and can be completed now in preparation for the application open date. Learn more on the school safety grants page.