Minnesota’s Graduation Rate Highest Ever, Shows Gaps Closing Over Time
Minnesota’s overall high school graduation rate continues to trend upward, with the class of 2017 posting the highest rate on record at 82.7 percent. The data released today also shows progress in one of the state’s highest educational priorities: reducing disparities between white students, students of color, and American Indian students. Between 2012 and 2017, Minnesota’s graduation rate gap has decreased by nearly 30 percent. Read the full press release for more information.
Register for June Restorative Practices in Schools Training
The School Safety Technical Assistance Center is offering two weeks of Restorative Practices in Schools training in Cloquet, Bemidji and Crystal this June. Restorative practices is an approach schools can use to improve school climate and reduce discipline disparities. It focuses on building relationships and creating community in school to prevent harm and to repair relationships. Learn more and register for the trainings.
Apply for an Ethel Curry American Indian Leadership Scholarship
The Ethel Curry American Indian Leadership Scholarship application window opens March 1! This scholarship provides postsecondary financial awards to students who are an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe and have been accepted into or plan to attend a higher education institution within Minnesota. Applications and details are now available on the Office of Indian Education webpage.
Educator Licensing Now Part of PELSB
The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) oversees and implements teacher licensing laws for the state of Minnesota. We will retain a Licensing tab in the top navigation of our website, for your convenience. It contains a drop down menu with links to both the PELSB and the Board of School Administrators (BOSA) sites.