Distance Learning Period Begins March 30, 2020
Governor Tim Walz and Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker have announced that all Minnesota public school districts and charter schools will implement a Distance Learning Period beginning on March 30, 2020, until at least April 30, 2020. Read Executive Order. Visit our COVID-19 Updates web page for additional guidance.
Commit to be Counted in the 2020 Census
In 2020, the U.S. Census will attempt to count every person living in the United States. That count will determine how much funding our communities receive for schools, child care and more. Children are one of the most under-counted groups. Text COUNT to 662020 to ensure all of our children are counted to make sure they have what they need to ensure a bright future. Read full notice. Visit the We Count Minnesota website.
Governor Opens Book on Reading Month
Readers do indeed become leaders as the sign in this classroom says. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz read to Moreland Arts and Health Sciences Magnet School students to celebrate March as Reading Month. View the Governor’s Reading Month Proclamation.
Statewide Graduation Rate Reaches Historic High, Gaps Closing Over Time While Much Work Remains
Gaps for black students and Hispanic students are closing, while the graduation rate for American Indian students remains stagnant. Read press release.