Statewide Systems Grant
(Updated Aug 7, 2009)
Program Description: The ARRA makes available $250 million for competitive statewide data systems grants for states.
Funding: $250 million is available nationwide.
Application Process: The U.S. Department of Education has released the request for applications. Application information is available at:
Timeline: The deadline for submitting a grant application is November 19, 2009.
Jan Steppe, 651-582-8686
Meet Minnesota's 2013 National Distinguished Principal!
Mari Lu Martens, Principal of Sibley East Elementary schools, was selected as Minnesota's 2013 National Distinguished Principal. The program honors principals who set the pace, character and quality of education children receive during their early school years -- and highlights the fundamental importance of the school principal in achieving educational excellence for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students. “It is about doing things right, and doing the right things,” said Martens. .