For Immediate Release: August 6, 2012
ROSEVILLE - With the new school year just a month away, Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius is embarking on a tour across Minnesota to highlight exciting education efforts taking place throughout the state.
This morning, Commissioner Cassellius will be in Eagan where for the first time, District 196 is preparing teachers to assess all district elementary students before they begin school this fall. This focus will ensure educators are able to better address the needs of each student.
Commissioner Cassellius will meet with Superintendent Jane Berenz before joining local teachers for the morning training session.
In addition to District 196, Commissioner Cassellius will be visiting other communities in August, including Saint Cloud and Moorhead.
For more information, follow Commissioner Cassellius' Back to School Tour on the Minnesota Department of Education's Facebook and Twitter pages.
Professional Development Workshop
Middle and high school teams are invited to participate in a free, half-day workshop focused on the Planning for Student's Successful Transition to Postsecondary and Employment: Personal Learning Plans legislation. The law requires students to have a Personal Learning Plan no later than grade 9. Hear from several schools about strategies they are using. Join us Sept. 15 in Roseville; Sept. 18 in Rochester or Oct. 13 in Arden Hills.