Minnesota hosts first-in-the-nation Tribal Youth Gathering
On Friday, July 27, Governor Mark Dayton hosted the 2018 Minnesota Tribal Youth Gathering, bringing together American Indian youth ages 14 to 24, tribal and state leaders, civic and business leaders and educational organizations. Commissioner Cassellius and staff from the Office of Indian Education participated in the event, which focused on challenges facing American Indian youth, while also recognizing and amplifying the positive work these youth in Minnesota are doing to improve their communities. For more information, read Governor Dayton's press release.
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.