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
U.S. Senate Youth Applications Due Oct. 24
Minnesota 11th- or 12th-grade students who hold an elected office in student government or civic or community organization during the 2014-15 school year are eligible to apply for the U.S. Senate Youth Program. Established in 1962, the program offers a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. Two selected student leaders from each state, District of Columbia and the Dept. of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington, March 7-14, 2015, experiencing their national government in action. Visit the U.S. Senate Youth Website.