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Press Release – Parent Summit 2013

Parent Leadership Summit on May 23: Designing a Better School System for 21st Century Minnesota St. Paul, MN, May 16, 2013—The 11th annual Parent Leadership Summit will be held on May 23 in the Grand Hall at the TIES building in St. Paul. The program, “Designing a Better School System for 21st Century for Minnesota,” […]

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Prevention of Bullying Task Force Delivers Recommendations to Governor Dayton – August 1, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Keith Hovis, MDE, 651.582.8275(o); 651.308.2252(c); After months of meetings and community sessions gathering input from residents across the state, the Task Force for the Prevention of Bullying submitted recommendations to Governor Dayton today. “Every student deserves to feel safe and supported at school,” said Minnesota Commissioner of Education and task […]

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Closing Achievement Gaps: Dr. Ron Ferguson visits Twin Cities to engage Minnesota Educators on New Comprehensive Approaches – May 30, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Carlos Mariani Rosa Executive Director 651-645-7400   (Saint Paul, MN) – The Minnesota P-20 Education Partnership has invited Ronald F. Ferguson of the Harvard Kennedy School for a daylong interaction on May 31, 2012 around systemically understanding and addressing the “achievement gap” – disparate academic outcomes that exist along […]

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Minnesota Department of Education Releases New Multiple Measurement Ratings – May 22, 2012

For Immediate Release Contact: Keith Hovis, MDE 651.582.8275 (o) 651.308.2252 (c) Minnesota waiver replaces failed No Child Left Behind law; makes way for better, fairer way to monitor school performance ROSEVILLE – Today, the Minnesota Department of Education released Multiple Measurement Ratings (MMR) for schools across the state. The new ratings are the result […]

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NGA to Work with Four Selected States on Effective Education Spending – May 2, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE National Governors Association   WASHINGTON—State revenues remain constrained by the 2008 recession, resulting in generally flat education expenditures at a time of increasing student performance expectations. The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced the selection of four states—Arizona, Kentucky, Minnesota and New Mexico—to participate in a policy academy that will focus on […]

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Sen. Franken Wants Level Playing Field for Rural School Districts Competing for “Race to the Top” Education Grants – Tuesday, April 24, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Senator Al Franken Urges Federal Education Officials to Help Boost Resources for Rural Educators Applying for Funds U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) today pressed U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to create a level playing field for rural school districts in Minnesota and across the country competing for federal “Race to the Top” […]

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Increased economic growth, diversity forecasted for Twin Cities region by 2040 – April 18, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Metropolitan Council Preliminary Metropolitan Council forecast indicates regional economic competitiveness St. Paul, MN –  April 18, 2012  –  Increasing racial diversity and continued economic and population growth are all anticipated changes to the seven-county Twin Cities region by 2040, according to a preliminary regional forecast prepared by the Metropolitan Council. In 2010, […]

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U.S. Senator Franken Announces “My Experience as a Military Child” poetry contest – March 29, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE United States Senator Al Franken Contact: Dan Solomon Field Representative Office of Senator Al Franken Phone: 651-221-1016 Fax: 651-221-1078 Email: In recognition of the “Military Child and National Poetry Month” in April, I am hosting a poetry contest for all children of military families across Minnesota. The theme of the contest […]

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Commissioner Cassellius to Kick-Off Second Leg of Statewide Tour – March 19, 2012

For Immediate Release Contact: Keith Hovis, MDE 651.582.8275 Commissioner will be in Osseo, Duluth and Virginia to hold public meetings on Minnesota’s approved No Child Left Behind waiver and new accountability system Roseville, MN – The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) today announced that following news of Minnesota’s approved No Child Left Behind waiver, […]

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Parents United’s Executive Director Mary Cecconi to Receive Distinguished Service Award from the Minnesota Association of School Administrators – March 15, 2012

Award to be given at the MASA/MASE Spring Conference on March 16 St. Paul, MN, March 15, 2012—Mary Cecconi, executive director of Parents United for Public Schools, has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA). The first woman honoree in the 21 year history of this award, Cecconi […]

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