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.
Beat the Summer Slide with summer learning
Summer slide is the phenomenon where young people lose academic skills and wellness over the summer. Fortunately, there are many opportunities for students to learn throughout the summer at home, at school and in the community. For more information and fun summer learning ideas, see our Summer Learning web page.
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.
Join us July 11 for an ESSA Update meeting
Work is underway in preparation for ESSA implementation in the 2018-19 school year. Join us July 11 at 6 p.m. at the MDE office in Roseville for an update on equity, Minnesota Report Card progress, student data privacy and the upcoming transition to our new accountability and support system. Please register to let us know you'll be coming.