Meet Minnesota's Scholars of Distinction
Fifty-two distinguished Minnesota high school students were honored at the Scholars of Distinction award program in the areas of Science, STEM, Social Studies, Leadership and Theater Arts. Of the 52, three students received distinctions in more than one category. Read our press release to see full list of honorees.
Forest Lake High School, Minnesota education official honored for environmental efforts
A Minnesota high school and a state education official have received national recognition for their work in reducing schools’ environmental impact and expanding sustainability programs. Read the Star Tribune story.
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.
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.