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MDE Releases Report on Special Education Costs

The Minnesota Department of Education recently released its report on special education cross-subsidies for FY16. The report delves into two areas. First, the amount each district is cross-subsidizing in special education costs with general education revenue. And second, the statewide … Continue reading

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MDE shares public comments regarding state’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan

Source: Minnesota Department of Education The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) closed the public comment period on August 31 for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). A brief overview of themes from the comment period is available at MDE’s website … Continue reading

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Apply for gifted student grant program by August 28

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is offering grant funds for accelerated learning or gifted programs. The deadline is Monday, August 28, to apply for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant Program. Visit https://w1.education.state.mn.us/EGMS/searchAllActiveGrants.do and select “COMPETITIVE GRANT OPPORTUNITY … Continue reading

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Register for one of MDE’s ESSA meetings; give input on state plan via online survey

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is hitting the road this month for a series of meetings to share the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plan draft with stakeholders. Meetings are scheduled from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for … Continue reading

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MDE provides update on state’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan

Source: Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) In June, Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius held a meeting to update stakeholders on the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan. During the meeting, MDE shared a document outlining current decisions for the … Continue reading

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MDE to present draft of ESSA plan at committee meeting

The Minnesota Department of Education is scheduled to present an early draft of the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan Wednesday during a joint hearing of the House and Senate education policy committees. See http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/comm/docs/3310aedb-555c-48ea-bc0f-269f555630ad.pdf to view a copy … Continue reading

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Apply by August 18 for “Grow Your Own” teacher program grant

Recruiting and hiring qualified teachers is one of the most important tasks facing school districts. As the teacher candidate pool in shortage areas continues to shrink, the Minnesota Legislature passed a grant program for school districts to be proactive and … Continue reading

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