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.
Gifted and Talented Youth Week
Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed November 2-8, 2014, to be Gifted and Talented Youth Week in Minnesota. In addition to recognizing the unique potential of gifted and talented youth, seize the opportunity to laud the efforts of the parents, educators, counselors and psychologists with whom they work. Their sustained efforts, coupled with the organized advocacy of the Minnesota Council for Gifted and Talented (MCGT) and the Minnesota Educators of Gifted and Talented (MEGT), help make our state one in which gifted learners are honored and valued.