WHEREAS: The week of January 12, 2014, has been named Paraprofessional Recognition Week by the Minnesota Department of Education; and
WHEREAS: Minnesota is home to more than 20,000 paraprofessionals who provide a number of services within schools, including support for instruction, student activities, and numerous tasks, which contribute to educational success; and
WHEREAS: The support and services provided by paraprofessionals are integral to improving student achievement and increasing the effectiveness of Minnesota schools; and
WHEREAS: The State of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Education are committed to excellence in education and recognize the role that paraprofessionals play in ensuring educational success.
Now, therefore, I, Mark Dayton, Governor of Minnesota, do hereby proclaim January 12-18, 2014, as
in the State of Minnesota.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Minnesota to be affixed at the State Capitol this 1st day of December.
(signed) Mark Dayton, Governor
(signed) Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State
Gifted and Talented Youth Week
Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed November 2-8, 2014, to be Gifted and Talented Youth Week in Minnesota. In addition to recognizing the unique potential of gifted and talented youth, seize the opportunity to laud the efforts of the parents, educators, counselors and psychologists with whom they work. Their sustained efforts, coupled with the organized advocacy of the Minnesota Council for Gifted and Talented (MCGT) and the Minnesota Educators of Gifted and Talented (MEGT), help make our state one in which gifted learners are honored and valued.