The Minnesota Department of Education’s Guide for Planning School Construction Projects in Minnesota (the MDE Guide) is used by school administrators and school architects/designers when schools are built or remodeled. The Public Health Law Center and Wilder Research are partnering on a project that will inform the revision of the MDE Guide to incorporate guidelines that support and encourage student health and wellness. Your responses to these questions will be used to understand how schools and communities work together and to develop recommendations to improve the planning process. Your feedback is important, as it will help shape the recommendations made to MDE and the revision of the MDE Guide.
You can help influence future school construction and siting guidelines in two key ways:
Principals are invited to complete the following survey on or before Friday, June 27. Online survey for principals.
We know the timing of this request comes at a very busy time of year. Thank you in advance for taking the time to respond to this survey!
This project is funded by the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, with additional support from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation. If you have additional questions about this project or survey, please contact Melanie Ferris at Wilder Research (651-280-2660 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) present the 2014 Back-to-School Leadership Conference Tuesday-Wednesday, August 5-6, 2014, at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. All are welcome. Bring your team! For more information and to register, visit the conference website.
The 2014 Minnesota Legislature directed the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) to consult with people knowledgeable about state libraries and service delivery on increasing service delivery and collaboration between library governance systems. The consultation will include a review of options for changing current library procedures and governance systems, and ensuring equitable and cost-effective access to library services statewide. The charge includes consideration of how to increase access to emerging electronic services. A report is due to the Legislature by February 1, 2015.
The group will meet monthly at the Minnesota Department of Education. The first meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 18, 2014, 1:30–3:30 p.m. Meetings are tentatively scheduled for September 15, October 20, November 17, December 15, and January 12 (if needed).
Minnesota Session Laws, Chapter 272, Article 7, section 2, specifies broad representation from a number of different interest groups. On behalf of the commissioner, we are now accepting applications from individuals interested in representing the following stakeholders:
One individual representing each of these stakeholders will be selected from applications received. To apply, please send your name, contact information, stakeholder group represented, brief resume and a short statement of related experience (no more than one page) by email to Jennifer Nelson (email@example.com). Application Deadline: 5 p.m. on July 18, 2014.
The Minnesota Board of Teaching has taken the following licensure actions: