Brenda Cassellius

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 state plan and an outline of the state plan template…

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 and Rep. Jenifer Loon over the education omnibus bill —…

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. Bruggeman previously served as an assistant commissioner at the Education…

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 MSBA Leadership Conference. During the presentation, Commissioner Cassellius encouraged all…

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 to complete homework and access other online learning opportunities. Without…

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, the final regulations look similar to the previously released draft…

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 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA will affect the schools…

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 3. Discussion of the grade span option for accountability 4.…

School leaders are invited to join Commissioner Brenda Cassellius and the Minnesota Department of Education for a regional meeting on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Learn and share your thoughts about ESSA and the vision for the Minnesota State Plan so far. All meetings will run from 6 p.m.…

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Accountability Advisory Committee held their third meeting on Thursday, September 15, in Roseville. The committee’s agenda included: 1. Update Stakeholder engagement opportunities and ESSA Resource Kit 2. WBWF and ESSA Alignment 3. School Quality/Student Success Subcommittee Report 4. Advisory Committee Input Document (Draft) 5.…

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