Today, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), received a letter of approval from the U.S. Department of Education on Minnesota’s state plan for implementing ESSA. Minnesota’s plan places equity at its foundation, and outlines the values, goals and strategies that were established through two years of public input, at more than 300 public meetings, which many of you participated in. We want to thank you, once again, for your commitment to this work and your continued engagement in making our plan successful.
To see the final version of the plan, please visit the Minnesota State Plan page of the Minnesota Department of Education website. You can also see the approval letter from the U.S. Department of Education.
The work continues: join a stakeholder subcommittee
Although Minnesota’s state plan has been approved, there is still development outside of the plan in progress. Subcommittees are convening in the areas of School Recognition and Data Reporting. It’s not too late to join! We want to hear from educators, administrators, parents, community members, business people and other interested stakeholders.
More information, including how to sign up for a committee, is available online.
Questions? Email the ESSA team.