Join the ELA Standards Review Committee!
During the 2019-20 school year, the Minnesota Department of Education will convene an English Language Arts (ELA) Standards Committee to review the current (2010) K-12 ELA standards. The standards are reviewed only once every 10 years, so it is important that we establish a highly qualified, diverse committee that understands best practices in ELA and the range of student needs across our state. Applications are now being accepted to serve on the committee. For more information, visit the ELA webpage.
Working to Improve School Climate
April 9, 2019, marks five years since the Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act became law, creating the School Safety Technical Assistance Center. Since that time, the center has been working with schools to prevent bullying and to improve school climate. Read about how Cass Lake-Bena Middle School is changing school climate.
St. Paul School Recognized for Outstanding CTE Program
Como Park Senior High in St. Paul has been selected as a 2019 Excellence in Action award winner for their Academy of Finance program. The award recognizes and honors high-quality Career Technical Education (CTE) programs of study from across the nation. Como Park is the first school from Minnesota to ever receive this award. Learn more about this exciting recognition.
Governor's Revised Budget Makes Smart Investments in our Students
Our schools, educators and teachers work hard to give the best education to our students. Governor Walz's revised Budget for One Minnesota accounts for the recent economic forecast while continuing to make smart investments in our students.
Read more about the revised budget.