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State agencies concerned about omnibus budget bills

Earlier this month, commissioners from state agencies recently raised their concerns to legislative leaders regarding the omnibus budget bills. The memos — that likely reflect Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget preferences — included: Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius writing Sen. Carla Nelson … Continue reading

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MDE brings in special assistant for equitable access and teacher workforce issues

Source: Minnesota Department of Education The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) recently announced that Elia Bruggeman has rejoined the Department as a special assistant to Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius. Bruggeman will focus exclusively on equitable access and teacher workforce issues. … Continue reading

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MDE looking for ESSA feedback via short survey

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has created a survey to gather feedback about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). MDE’s survey is available online at http://survey.mn.gov/s.asp?k=148415376728. Commissioner Brenda Cassellius provided MSBA members with an “ESSA Update” Thursday during the … Continue reading

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Twelve Minnesota school districts receive grants to expand wireless Internet access

Source: Office of Governor Mark Dayton & Lt. Governor Tina Smith Lt. Governor Tina Smith and Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius announced Thursday new state grants that will help 12 school districts provide students with the high-speed Internet connections needed … Continue reading

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State ESSA Accountability Advisory Committee votes to delay identifying schools and submitting plan

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Assessment Committee met Tuesday, December 6, at the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) office in Roseville to review final regulations, hear from Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius and discuss current recommendations from stakeholders. In general, … Continue reading

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Share your input at one of MDE’s Every Student Succeeds Acts stakeholder meetings

As a school board member, you most likely ran for office to make an impact on education matters in your school district. Today begins the first of six opportunities for you to help develop Minnesota’s new accountability plan for the … Continue reading

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ESSA Accountability Advisory Committee covers weighting of indicators and option for grade span accountability

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Accountability Advisory Committee held their fourth meeting on Thursday, September 29, in Roseville. The committee’s agenda included: 1. Report from the school quality/student success subcommittee 2. Discussion of weighting of indicators at different grades … Continue reading

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