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.
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.
Minnesota's Graduation Rates Continue to Rise
More Minnesota seniors than ever before graduated in 2018, with 55,869 students—83.2 percent of the graduating class overall, the state’s highest graduation rate on record—achieving the honor and moving on to career and college. Additionally, 3,641 students from earlier classes also earned their diplomas in 2018, graduating five, six, or seven years after beginning high school. Read the full press release.
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.