The Local Assessment and Accountability Advisory Committee (LAAAC) advises the Minnesota Department of Education on assessment, accountability, and technical issues.
The committee consists of superintendents, principals, district assessment coordinators, and district program coordinators, all of whom serve a two-year term. The committee frequently meets jointly with the Assessment Advisory Committee, as their purposes are similar. See link at left for more on this related committee.
Meetings are held on an as-needed basis, in person or via teleconference.
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.