School safety grant applications available mid-July
At the end of the 2018 legislative session, Governor Dayton signed school safety grants into law. Applications for these grants will be available mid-July, with applications accepted at the end of August. More information about the grant process, application criteria and funding amounts will be made available when possible.
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 students honored at Scholars of Distinction ceremony
Fifty-three Minnesota high school students were honored at the Scholars of Distinction award program in the areas of Science, STEM, Mathematics, Social Studies, Leadership and Theater Arts. To earn recognition, a student must complete required work in Minnesota's academic standards, demonstrate mastery of a complex subject matter, and apply their knowledge and skills on a challenging project. To learn more, read the full press release.
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.