Minnesota Department of Education

The Minnesota Department of Education updated its Minnesota Summer Programming Guidance for Schools. Here’s what’s new in the May 26 version: Under Summer Learning Overview (Page 5): The purpose of this guidance is to ensure equitable programming for all students. Some districts or charter schools may choose to offer differentiated…

The Minnesota Department of Education recently updated two documents — the Minnesota Distance Teaching and Learning Implementation Guidance and the Minnesota Summer Programming Guidance for Schools. Here’s what new in the May 21 version of the Distance Teaching and Learning Implementation Guidance: Home Visits (Page 7): A school district or…

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) updated its Distance Teaching and Learning Implementation Guidance on May 5, 2020. This updated guidance is available on the MDE COVID-19 Updates webpage, the MSBA homepage and the MSBA COVID-19 webpage. Here is what’s new from MDE in the May 5 update: Creating Equitable…

On April 7, the Minnesota Department of Education issued Commissioner Guidance for the Transfer of Funds for Emergency Executive Order 20-19, Items 21-22 to assist school districts seeking to transfer funds during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Commissioner Guidance can be found on Page 6 of MDE’s Minnesota Distance Teaching and Learning Implementation…

The MSBA School Board Meeting Guide has been updated on the MSBA COVID-19 webpage to include an additional recommendation concerning public access to meetings by conference call or other electronic means (including Zoom meetings). Also, MSBA staff members have also produced a School Board Chair Script for Virtual Meetings. The…

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) recently added an “Equity Lens Reflection and Exploration Tool for Learning” page on its website. Click here to access this resource. Also, MDE recently updated its “Distance Learning and Teaching Implementation Guidance,” which is available on the MDE COVID-19 webpage and the MSBA COVID-19…

The Minnesota Department of Education has recently updated its Minnesota Distance Teaching and Learning Implementation Guidance document on its COVID-19 webpage. MDE’s COVID-19 webpage also includes an updated School Closure Guidance for Minnesota Public School Districts and Charter Schools guide, a Distance Learning Plan Template, and much more. Visit the…

Friday, March 27, is the deadline for public school districts to post distance learning plans to their website. From the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE): The expectation is that school districts and charter schools will post their distance learning plans to their website by Friday, March 27, which is the…

On March 25, 2020, Governor Tim Walz issued Executive Order 20-19, which authorizes and directs the Minnesota Commissioner of Education to implement a distance learning period for public schools from March 30, 2020, through May 4, 2020. (Distance learning for students is scheduled to conclude on April 30. May 1…

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) recently updated its “School Closure Guidance for Public School Districts and Charter Schools” document. Click here to access the new School Closure Guidance document. This document is also available on MDE’s COVID-19 page, which includes other resources, including: Q-and-A on School Closure (Updated March…

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