The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is hosting a series of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Topic Area Meetings. According to the MDE website, the purpose of the meetings is to share and clarify the ESSA law and to collect important stakeholder feedback that will inform future workgroups.
Given that final guidance from the U.S. Department of Education is not expected until October, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) does not expect to reach consensus during these meetings, nor to produce final recommendations for implementation. However, the input gathered from these meetings will have a significant impact on shaping Minnesota’s new system.
MSBA encourages its members to attend one of these meetings. Please see topics and schedule below.
- All meetings will be held at the MDE office in Roseville in Conference Center B (CCB) in Room 15 or Room 16.
- For directions to the MDE office, please visit https://education.state.mn.us/MDE/Welcome/Direc.
- Topics and schedule are also available at http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/SchSup/ESSA/MDE035276 or www.mnmsba.org/Portals/0/PDFs/MDE-ESSA-MeetingSchedule.pdf.
(including academic and non-academic indicators)
April 6 – 1 p.m to 3:30 p.m. – CCB, Room 16
Topic: School Improvement
(including differentiated school improvement)
April 12 – 10 a.m. to noon – CCB, Room 15
Topic: Early Learning
April 18 – 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – CCB, Room 15
Topic: English Learners
April 18 – 1 p.m to 3 p.m. – CCB, Room 16
Topic: Data Collection and Reporting
April 25 – 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – CCB, Room 15
Topic: Standards and Assessment
April 25 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – CCB, Room 16
Topic: Foster Care and Homeless Youth
May 2 – 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. – CCB, Room 15
Topic: Guidance Regarding Title Programs and Requirements
May 4 – 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – CCB, Room 16
Topic: Social-Emotional Learning, School Climate, Healthy Learning Environments
May 11 – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – CCB, Room 15
Topic: Family Engagement
May 12 – 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – CCB, Room 16