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
Back-to-School Leadership Conference
FinnFest Education Forum
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) present the 2014 Back-to-School Leadership Conference, August 5-6. Bring your team! NOTE: The Back-to-School Leadership Conference has been designed to be compatible with the agenda for the FinnFest Education Forum scheduled on August 6-7. At FinnFest, participants are invited to join the discussion with education experts from Finland and the U.S. and create an action plan to address the needs of the next generation. Register for 2014 Leadership Conference.