High School Students, Apply Now for the U.S. Senate Youth Program
The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students. Two student leaders from each state spend a week in Washington, D.C., experiencing their national government in action, and receive a $10,000 scholarship. Applications must be postmarked by Oct. 11.
Back to School
The first day of a new school year is an exciting time filled with the possibility of new beginnings. We can’t wait to make this year the best one yet! Read Governor Walz’s back to school message to Minnesotans.
Commissioner Ricker: 'The state of our students is promising'
Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker and the Minnesota Department of Education released the new State of Our Students report, a first-of-its-kind compilation of multiple data, including 2019 accountability data from the North Star accountability program. Read press release.
Visit the new Testing 123 site!
We are excited about our new Testing 1-2-3 webpage! This site was designed to help educators use assessment data to assess, analyze, and take action in the classroom to create more equitable learning opportunities for all students.