Commissioner Ricker shares her vision for Minnesota students and schools
Learn how Commissioner Ricker sees her role in this Q & A interview. “One of the opportunities that I’ve had in these [school] visits that is really exciting is this idea of rethinking what our secondary experience looks like." Read the full interview at MinnPost.
Governor Walz signs $20 billion education budget
Preschoolers at Bruce Vento Elementary School in St. Paul witnessed Governor Tim Walz signing the $20 billion education budget on May 30, 2019. Read the Pioneer Press article to learn how the budget will help schools and students.
Get ready for summer learning activities!
On average, students can lose two months of reading and 2.6 months of math skills each summer. The Minnesota Department of Education is committed to supporting and encouraging schools, libraries and other community organizations to provide children and families more high-quality summer opportunities. Find resources on the Summer Learning webpage.
Commissioner Ricker speaks at a GED graduation ceremony
Commissioner Ricker was honored to be the keynote speaker at Hubbs Learning Center's adult GED graduation ceremony, which took place at St. Paul College on May 29, 2019. Learn more about MDE's Adult Basic Education (GED) program.