Program Approval Forms are used when a district is applying for program approval in a Career and Technical Education (CTE) area or when the Perkins region is up for the five-year renewal, as designated in Minnesota Rules 3505.
Secondary Career and Technical Education Program Approval Rubrics - 9/27/12
The Program Approval Rubrics identify minimal standards and quality indicators for elements of a state-approved career and technical education program. A district must meet at least the minimal standard in each element of the rubrics to gain state approval for its career and technical education program.
John Garcia, principal of Cedar Park Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) School in Apple Valley, has been named the 2015 Science and Mathematics Elementary and Middle Level Principal of the Year. Created through a partnership between the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association (MESPA), the award recognizes the importance of fostering lifelong science literacy and the key role principals play in developing a culture that encourages student interest in math and science.