For Immediate Release: December 7, 2011
Contact: Charlene Briner 651.582.1145
Governor Dayton Proclaims December 5-9 Inclusive Schools Week
Educators recognize that each child is unique, learns differently, and, therefore, learns better if teaching is tailored to their abilities and interests. In continuing with Minnesota’s commitment to ensuring that all schools and classrooms are welcoming and capable of educating all Minnesota children, Governor Dayton has proclaimed December 5-9 Inclusive Schools Week.
“It is very important that every classroom is high performing and inclusive,” said Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius. Every child in Minnesota deserves access to a quality education that is reflective of the communities that we live in. I applaud Governor Dayton in recognizing this important effort.”
Celebration Schools Announced!
48 schools are being designated as Celebration schools. This year, 166 schools were eligible and applied for the honor. The Celebration school designation is part of Minnesota’s federal accountability system that replaces No Child Left Behind. Schools are assigned a Multiple Measurement Rating (MMR) based on students’ proficiency and growth, progress towards reducing achievement gaps and increasing graduation rates.“I want to congratulate these schools for this incredible accomplishment,” said Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius. “Minnesotans should be proud of the work going on in our schools."