The Minnesota Department of Education provides research-based instructional strategies, model curricula and programs, and networking opportunities so educators across the state can share their ideas. We will continue to add new information as it becomes available. Please contact us with your ideas, questions or suggestions for improvement.
Blueprints: Redesigning Minnesota High Schools for the 21st Century, is a bi-monthly newsletter of the Center for Postsecondary Success to help high school administrators staff implement innovative programs and practices to increase student achievement. Issues include high school design stories, strategies, resources, and state and national events. Design Showcase highlights innovative, research-based Minnesota high school programs.
Systemic Middle-Level School Redesign: Building a Minnesota Framework
Assists middle-level schools by providing research-based information and resources to support the six core components of the model. Core components include the following: rigorous and relevant curriculum for all students, personalized learning environment for each student, highly effective teachers and instruction, effective leadership, safe and healthy school environment, and data use for improvements in a timely and ongoing manner.
Systemic High School Redesign: Building a Minnesota Framework
Assists high schools by providing research-based information and resources to support the five core components of the model. Core components include the following: rigorous and relevant course taking for all students; personalized learning environments; multiple pathways to postsecondary training or college; high quality teacher and principal leadership; and student assessment and program evaluation data used to continuously improve school climate, organization, management, curricula and instruction.
Blueprints - Volume 7, Issue 2
This issue of Blueprints provides information about Individual Learning Plans.
School Support Report-March
This monthly update from MDE on best practices for school success reflects the work of the School Support Division.