Superintendents
Minnesota superintendents will find information on this page specifically for them. This includes current and past issues of the weekly e-mail to superintendents, as well as other announcements and news of interest. Choose a date to open that issue.

See the 2012 or 2011 Superintendent Mail pages for older issues.
 

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail

  • Superintendent Mail for July 31, 2014  - 7/31/14
    Minnesota's Application to Extend Waiver from No Child Left Behind is Approved; World's Best Workforce Update; Legislative Changes for ECFE Programs; Notice to DACs for the Verification of Assessment Contact Information; Verification of District/School Site Contact Information; Back-to-School Leadership Conference; School Indoor Air Quality Coordinator Training; Grant Opportunity: Assistance to Schools Using Prone Restraints
  • Superintendent Mail for July 24, 2014  - 7/24/14
    Teacher Development and Evaluation (TDE) -- Implementation Tools and Professional Development; Verification of District/School Site Contact Information; Minnesota Early Indicator and Response System (MEIRS) Training; 2014 Back-to-School Leadership Conference -- August 5-6; FinnFest Education Forum -- Cradle to Career: Education for a 21st Century World -- August 6-7
  • Superintendent Mail for July 17, 2014  - 7/17/14
    Notice of Intent to Adopt Expedited Rules without a Public Hearing; 2014 Payable 2015 Levy Limitation and Certification Forms and Information; Estimate of Referendum Cap Inflation Adjustment; 2013-14 Property Tax Shift; Revisions to Historical Financial Reports as Compiled from UFARS Data on MDE Website; Best Practices in High Growth Schools Survey; Verification of District/School Site and Contact Information; 2014 Back-to-School Leadership Conference; FinnFest Education Forum; Encourage Parents to Save Receipts for School Supplies!; Minnesota Computers for Schools; Board of Teaching Licensure Action
  • Superintendent Mail for July 10, 2014  - 7/11/14
    2014 Investments Bring More than $54 Million to Minnesota Schools; Best Practices in High Growth Schools Survey; Verification of District Contact Information; 2014 Back-to-School Leadership Conf; FinnFest Education Forum -- Cradle to Career; Minnesota eLearning Summit; Libraries and Service Delivery Consultation -- Seeking Applicants; 2014 MN Field Trip EXPO; ED Review
  • Superintendent Mail for June 26, 2014  - 6/26/14
    Request for Feedback to Shape Minnesota's School Construction and Siting Guidelines -- Response Needed by June 27; Disclosure of Breach in Security -- Notification and Investigation Report Required; 2014 Back-to-School Leadership Conference -- August 5-6; Libraries and Service Delivery Consultation -- Seeking Applicants for Stakeholders Group; Minnesota Board of Teaching Licensure Actions
  • Superintendent Mail for June 19, 2014  - 6/19/14
    Minnesota Department of Education Challenges Students to Keep Learning this Summer; Community Eligibility for Meal Programs; 2014 Back-to-School Leadership Conference -- August 5-6; Explore eBooks MN -- Webinar June 25; Explore eBooks MN Summit -- August 13; Cradle to Career: Education for a 21st Century World -- August 6-7; Minnesota Board of Teaching Licensure Actions
  • Superintendent Mail for June 12, 2014  - 6/12/14
    Summer Learning Opportunities for Students; St. Louis Park Honored by ACT for Efforts in College and Career Readiness; Training and Implementation Support for Minnesota State Teacher Development and Evaluation Model; Request for Feedback to Shape Minnesota's School Construction and Siting Guidelines; Annual Verification of District and School Site Information; Explore eBooks MN -- Webinar June 19; FREE GIS Workshops -- June 16 Through August 1; ED Review
  • Superintendent Mail for June 5, 2014  - 6/5/14
    Math and Reading Summer Learning Opportunities for Students; Training and Implementation Support for Minnesota Teacher Dev. and Eval. Model; Read Well by Third Grade Data Submission; Social Studies Standards -- Requirements and Implementation Support; Nonpublic Pupil Aids, Promulgation of Rev. FY15 Program Rates of Entitlement and Pupil Reporting Procedure; Annual Verification of Dist. and School Site Information for FY15 -- Note Deadlines; Superintendents Back-to-School Conf.; Cradle to Career -- Education for a 21st Century World; Board of Teaching Licensure Action; Minnesota Computers for Schools
  • Superintendent Mail for May 29, 2014  - 5/29/14
    2014 We Day Minnesota -- Register Today!; Annual Verification of District and School Site Information for FY15 -- Note Deadlines; Posttest Editing in Test WES; ESEA Title Program 2014-2015 Applications; Native Studies Summer Workshop for Educators -- June 16-20; Upcoming Full-Day Kindergarten Seminars -- NEW!; Getting Prepared 2014: Recent High School Graduates and Developmental Courses; Achievement Gap Summit Video Available
  • Superintendent Mail for May 23, 2014  - 5/23/14
    Minnesota High School Students Honored for Exemplary Levels of Performance; ESEA Title Program 2014-2015 Applications; Training and Implementation Support for Minnesota State Teacher Development and Evaluation Model -- Information Requested by June 15; Educator Development and Evaluation Listserv; New Smart Snack Nutrition Standards; Cradle to Career: Education for a 21st Century World -- August 6-7, 2014; Minnesota Assessment Conference -- August 7, 2014; October is College Knowledge Month -- Explore. Plan. Apply!
  • Superintendent Mail for May 15, 2014  - 5/15/14
    Commissioner's Friday Twitter "EdChat" with Principals; Commissioner's Dialogue with Superintendents -- May 21; 30 Schools Recognized for Excellence in Behavioral Prevention; Support for Minnesota Teacher Development and Evaluation Model; Guidance to Ensure Equal Educational Opportunity for All Children; Nat'l. School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program; CTE Levy Revenue Reporting; Authorization Process to Access Secured Data on MDE Website; MCIS -- Personal Learning Plan; Gifted and Talented Educ. Symposium; GIS Mapping Workshops; Invitation to Explore eBooks MN; College Knowledge Month; BOT Licen
  • Superintendent Mail for May 9, 2014  - 5/9/14
    Minnesota Common Course Catalogue -- Reporting Year Deadlines; October is College Knowledge Month; Notice of Hearing -- Proposed Permanent Rules on Teacher Education Programs, Student Teaching and Field Experience, and Technical Changes; Minnesota Computers for Schools
  • Superintendent Mail for May 1, 2014  - 5/1/14
    USDA Summer Food Service Program; Important Change in Definition of Elevated Blood Lead Level; Grant Opportunity: Division of Special Education -- Statewide Low Incidence Project; October is College Knowledge Month; 2014 Minnesota eLearning Summit; ED Review
  • Superintendent Mail for April 24, 2014  - 4/24/14
    We Day is November 12 -- Sign up Now!; New Video Series Features Minnesota Youth and Families Discussing Importance of College; Commissioner Cassellius Issues Statement Regarding Minnesota Green Ribbon Schools; Read Well by Third Grade Data Submission; Full-Day Kindergarten Implementation Seminar -- May 20; October is College Knowledge Month
  • Superintendent Mail for April 17, 2014  - 4/17/14
    Assignment of State Student ID Number for Early Learners; Read Well by Third Grade Data Submission; Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 21-25; Planning for Students' Successful Transition to Postsecondary and Employment Toolkit Training; Teacher Development and Evaluation Webinars; Board of Teaching Licensure Actions
  • Superintendent Mail for April 10, 2014  - 4/10/14
    New Blog!; Statement from Commissioner on Passage of Safe and Supportive Schools Act; Cassellius Highlights Early Childhood Investments; Grants Awarded to Strengthen College and Career Preparation; Online Staff Development Reporting Site is Open; Review of Education-Related Mandates; Teacher Development and Evaluation Webinars; Full-Day Kindergarten Implementation Seminar; FREE GIS Mapping Workshops; Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program; Minnesota Computers for Schools
  • Superintendent Mail for April 3, 2014  - 4/3/14
    Achievement Gap Summit Postscript; World's Best Workforce Update; Regional Centers of Excellence (RCEs); Implementation of Tax Bill Provisions Relating to Local Optional Revenue; Grant Opportunity: Regional Communities of Practice; Grant Opportunity: McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth; Board of Teaching Licensure Actions; ED Review
  • Superintendent Mail for March 28, 2014  - 3/28/14
    Regional Centers of Excellence (RCEs); Planning for Students' Successful Transition to Postsecondary and Employment Toolkit Training; Minnesota Early Indicator and Response System (MEIRS) Training; Indian Home/School Liaison Training Opportunity; Ethel Curry American Indian Leadership Scholarship; 2014 MN eLearning Summit -- Final Call for Presentation Proposals
  • Superintendent Mail for March 20, 2014  - 3/20/14
    Achievement Gap Summit -- March 21; Reading Corps Investment Pays Off; Competitive Grant Opportunity: Federal Year 2013 Library Services and Technology Act Expanded Learning Mini-Grant Initiative; Minnesota Board of Teaching Licensure Action
  • Superintendent Mail for March 14, 2014  - 3/19/14
    Commissioner's Dialogue with Superintendents -- March 19; World's Best Workforce Update; Achievement Gap Summit -- March 21; Regional Centers of Excellence -- Expanding the Network; Science District Leader Network; Minnesota eLearning Summit
  • Superintendent Mail for March 6, 2014  - 3/6/14
    Swimming Pool Safety Information; ACT Honor Students, Schools and Businesses; Achievement Gap Summit -- March 21; Needs Assessment Survey for Teacher Development Evaluation; Minnesota Common Course Catalog: Reporting Year 2012-13 Opens March 17; Grant Opportunity: 2014 Library Services and Technology Act; Celebrating the Veteran in My Life Poetry Contest; Fourth Annual Purple Up! -- April 15; ED Review
  • Superintendent Mail for February 27, 2014  - 2/27/14
    Commissioner Cassellius Highlights Impact of Early Learning Scholarships in Winona; World’s Best Workforce Update; Department of Education Bonding Request; Early Childhood Facilities Bonding Request; Needs Assessment Survey for Teacher Development Evaluation; Please Review District and School Site Contact Information; Minnesota Math Leaders and MDE Best Practice Series, Part I; Board of Teaching – edTPA Support; 2014 Doodle 4 Google Competition
  • Superintendent Mail for February 20, 2014  - 2/20/14
    State Posts Highest Graduation Rate in a Decade; How to Understand Graduation Rate Calculation; World's Best Workforce Update; Needs Assessment Survey for Teacher Development Evaluation; State Fiscal Year 2013 Federal Requirements for Maintenance of Effort for Special Education Services; Please Review District and School Site Contact Information; Minnesota Board of Teaching Licensure Actions
  • Superintendent Mail for February 13, 2014  - 2/13/14
    Commissioner’s Dialogue with Superintendents – February 19; School Lunch Information; More Students Taking Advanced Placement Courses, Earning College Credit; Minnesota Schools Post Strong Progress Toward Closing Achievement Gaps for Students; Governor Dayton Proposes Funding Measure to Ensure No Child is Denied Lunch in Minnesota Schools; MDE Seeking Providers for 2014 Summer Food Service Program; Hormel Foundation Gifted and Talented Education Symposium; Preparing Lessons for Global Learning; ED Review
  • Superintendent Mail for February 6, 2014  - 2/7/14
    Minnesota to Seek NCLB Waiver Renewal; World’s Best Workforce Update; Online Telecommunications/Internet Access Aid Cost Reporting – FY 2013 Actual Costs; Minnesota Early Indicator and Response System (MEIRS) Training; Preparing Lessons for Global Learning – March 1, 2014; Immunization Rule Changes Webinar; Minnesota Computers for Schools
  • Superintendent Mail for January 30, 2014  - 1/30/14
    Minnesota Department of Education Announces Vendor for Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments; World’s Best Workforce Update; Nonpublic Pupil Aids, Promulgation of FY 2015 Program Rates of Entitlement and Pupil Reporting Procedure; Minnesota Telecommunications/Internet Access Equity Aid Program Criteria; Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 21-25; Minnesota eLearning Summit 2014; Decision-Making Strategies for Early Kindergarten Entrance Workshop
  • Special Superintendent Mail for January 3, 2014  - 1/30/14
    This memorandum about minimum instructional hours was originally sent on January 3, 2014.
  • Superintendent Mail for January 23, 2014  - 1/23/14
    2013 Minnesota Student Survey Provides Insight into Attitudes and Behaviors of Young People; Weather-Related School Closures; World’s Best Workforce Update; Pathways to Postsecondary Update; Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) – Eligibility for 10th-Graders; District and School Site Verification
  • Superintendent Mail for January 17, 2014  - 1/17/14
    Commissioner's Dialogue with Superintendents; We Day 2014!; World's Best Workforce Update; District and School Site Verification; Grant Opportunity -- Federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Cohort 6; Decision-Making Strategies for Early Kindergarten Entrance Workshop -- February 13; Minnesota Board of Teaching Licensure Actions; ED Review
  • Superintendent Mail for January 10, 2014  - 1/10/14
    Commissioner's Dialogue with Superintendents - January 15; World's Best Workforce "One Plan" Survey due Today; Minnesota Algebra Challenge February 3-7; Minnesota-China Teacher Exchange Program
  • Special Superintendent Mail for January 6  - 1/6/14
    Governor Dayton is leaving the decision about school cancellations for Tuesday to individual school districts.
  • Special Superintendent Mail for January 3, 2014  - 1/3/14
    Governor Dayton has announced Minnesota public schools will be closed Monday, January 6.
  • Superintendent Mail for January 2, 2014  - 1/2/14
    “One Plan” Survey for Superintendents – Deadline Extended to January 10; Compulsory Instruction Compliance Data Reporting – Due January 17; Paraprofessional Recognition Week – January 12, 2014; The White House Student Film Festival – Deadline January 29; Board of Teaching Licensure Action
  • Superintendent Mail for December 20, 2013  - 12/20/13
    High-Quality Charter Schools Eligible for Expansion/Replication Grants; Minnesota Department of Education Announces Celebration Schools; “One Plan” Survey for Superintendents and/or District Staff – Deadline Approaching!; World’s Best Workforce Updates; Planning for Students’ Successful Transition to Postsecondary Education and Employment; Food and Nutrition Service – Community Eligibility Provision; Early Kindergarten Entrance Workshop – February 13; Minnesota Board of Teaching Licensure Actions
  • Superintendent Mail for December 12, 2013  - 12/12/13
    Commissioner’s Dialogue with Superintendents – December 18 CANCELED; More Minnesota Children Ready for Kindergarten than Ever Before; “One Plan” Survey for Superintendents and/or District Staff; New Website Location for Secure Reports; Reporting Standards-Based Marks on MCCC K-8 Student Course Records; Pathways to Postsecondary – Regional Leadership Summits Filling Up Fast!; Schools and Libraries Survey;
  • Superintendent Mail for December 6, 2013  - 12/6/13
    Commissioner Cassellius Statement Regarding Complete Repayment of the K-12 School Property Tax Recognition Shift; Commissioner Cassellius Named to CCSSO Board of Directors; Expansion of Regional Centers of Excellence; World’s Best Workforce – Planning Guide, PowerPoint Update; Use of Chromebooks and Tablets for Testing; Newly Identified Graduates Based on 2013 Legislation; Properly Coding “Unknown” Students for Use in 2013 Graduation Rates; National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program; Message to Parents – Check Medicine Cabinets; ED Review
  • Superintendent Mail for November 21, 2013  - 11/21/13
    Commissioner’s Dialogue with Superintendents – Conference Call Schedule; World’s Best Workforce – Updates; Pathways to Postsecondary – Leadership Summit Update; Technology Plans and Telecommunications/Internet Access Equity Aid; Ensuring Healthy Nutrition Environments in Schools; School Facilities Financing Work Group – Full-Day Every Day Kindergarten and Early Learning Programs Survey
  • Superintendent Mail for November 14, 2013  - 11/14/13
    Commissioner's Dialogue with Superintendents – November 20; World's Best Workforce – Schedule Update; School Facilities Financing Work Group – All-Day Every Day K and Early Learning Programs Survey; Newly Identified Graduates Based on 2013 Legislation; Properly Coding "Unknown" Students for Use in 2013 Graduation Rates; Board of Teaching Licensure Actions
  • Superintendent Mail for November 7, 2013  - 11/7/13
    Minnesota Makes Significant Gains in Narrowing Achievement Gap; World’s Best Workforce – Information Sessions Update; Chemical Safety Training OSHA Requirement; Minnesota Common Course Catalogue WebEx Sessions; Fall 2013 0-4 Census Count Due December 2; Facilities Age and Square Footage Report Due December 16; Seeking Members for Advisory Committee on Financial Management; Minnesota Computers for Schools; ED Review
  • Superintendent Mail for November 1, 2013  - 11/1/13
    New Immunization Requirements; Give to the Max Day is November 14!; Pathways to Postsecondary – Registration Open for Leadership Summits; Compliance and Assistance – Additional Training Dates Scheduled; Department Seeks 15 Districts for School-Based HIV/STD and Pregnancy Prevention Efforts; Minnesota Board of Teaching Licensure Actions
  • Superintendent Mail for October 24, 2013  - 10/24/13
    World’s Best Workforce – Regional Informational Meetings; Teacher Evaluation Sessions – Q Comp Regional Meetings; Nonlicensed Community Expert Requests; Minnesota Board of Teaching Licensure Actions
  • Superintendent Mail for October 18, 2013  - 10/18/13
    I-35W Mississippi River Bridge Goes Gold for After-School Programs; Aid and Tax Shift Buyback Update; World’s Best Workforce Legislation; Pathways to Postsecondary – Regional Leadership Summits; Minnesota SchoolSpeedTest Webinar – October 24; Minnesota Board of Teaching Licensure Actions
  • Superintendent Mail for October 10, 2013  - 10/10/13
    Commissioner’s Dialogue with Superintendents – October 16; Federal Shutdown Update – October 4 Memo; Special Schools for the Gifted – Network Meetings; MIEA Annual Conference – October 23-25; Compliance and Assistance Section 504 Training; Standards Implementation Toolkit; Board of Teaching Licensure Actions
  • Special Superintendent Mail for October 4, 2013  - 10/4/13
    Federal Shutdown Memorandum Update
  • Superintendent Mail for October 3, 2013  - 10/3/13
    State’s 2013 Accountability Results Show Significant Progress for Priority and Focus Schools; MDE Celebration School Award – Application Available; $40 Million in Early Learning Scholarships Now Available to Qualifying Families Statewide; Aid and Tax Shift Buyback Update; Zero Through 4-Year-Old Census Count by School District; October is Dyslexia Awareness Month; Leadership in Reading Network – Professional Development Opportunities; “I Have a Dream” Youth Video Competition; Give to the Max Day is November 14; Minnesota Board of Teaching Licensure Actions; ED Review
  • Superintendent Mail for September 26, 2013  - 9/27/13
    World’s Best Workforce Presentation – Updated; Minnesota Efforts for School Improvement Take the National Stage; Preparation in the Event of a U.S. Government Shutdown – October 1, 2013; American Indian Education Resolution Forms due December 15, 2013; Interscholastic and Intramural Athletic Activities Program; General Education Revenue Disparity Report; Principal Development and Evaluation; Teacher Development and Evaluation
  • Special Superintendent Mail for September 25, 2013  - 9/25/13
    Preparation in the event of a U.S. Government shutdown – October 1, 2013
  • Superintendent Mail for September 20, 2013  - 9/20/13
    Commissioner’s Dialogue with Superintendents; Time and Effort Recording Updates and Alternatives; Principal Development and Evaluation; Teacher Development and Evaluation; Homeless Children and Youth Data Survey – Due October 18; Minnesota Common Course Catalogue – WebEx Sessions Scheduled; Minnesota Board of Teaching Licensure Actions; Samsung “Solve for Tomorrow” Education Contest; Minnesota computers for Schools
  • Superintendent Mail for September 12, 2013  - 9/12/13
    Commissioner’s Dialogue with Superintendents – Sept. 18; 2013 Payable 2014 Levy Limitation and Certification Report, Explanation, Timelines and Process; State Grant Opportunity: Regional Centers of Excellence – DUE DATE Oct. 18; Second Notice – Race to the Top Grant Opportunity; Mathematics Webinars; Minnesota Math Leaders and Best Practice Workshop Series; Workshop for High School Math Teachers; 2014 U.S. Senate Youth Program
  • Superintendent Mail for September 6, 2013  - 9/6/13
    Welcome to the New School Year!; Commissioner’ Dialogue with Superintendents – September 18; Minnesota State Fair Education Booth – Wrap Up; Civil Rights Data Collection
  • Superintendent Mail for August 29, 2013  - 8/30/13
    Minnesota Department of Education Releases 2013 MCA Scores; Commissioner’s Dialogue with Superintendents – Monthly Conference Call Schedule; Final Referendum Cap Inflation Adjustment for FY 2013; We Act and We Day; Information Sessions for Minnesota Common Course Catalogue K-12 Fall Update; ED Review; Minnesota Computers for Schools
  • Superintendent Mail for August 22, 2013  - 8/22/13
    Good News for Minnesota; Updates Regarding Forthcoming Release of Statewide Assessment and Accountability Results; Education Booth at the Minnesota State Fair; 2013 Back-to-School Conference Handouts Available; Race to the Top Competitive Grant Opportunity; Early Learning Scholarships Grant Opportunity – Round 2
  • Superintendent Mail for August 15, 2013  - 8/15/13
    Governor Dayton Asks Superintendents for Ideas to Strengthen Education; Commissioner Cassellius Announces Appointments to Task Forces; Early Education Student – Training Sessions; Parents: Save Your School Supply Receipts
  • Superintendent Mail for August 8, 2013  - 8/8/13
    Minnesota Schools to Gain Access to Free Geographic Software; 2013 Race to the Top – District Competition; Minnesota Early Indicator and Response System (MEIRS) Training; Early Learning Scholarships Program; School Indoor Air Quality and Environmental Health Training
  • Superintendent Mail for August 1, 2013  - 8/1/13
    2013 Superintendents’ Back-to-School Conference – August 6 and 7; District and School Web Collection is Now Open; Connecting for Middle Level School Success – Invitation to Participate; Clarification Regarding Charter Schools and Early Childhood Special Education; 2013-14 and 2015-16 Civil Rights Data Collections – Request for Comments; ED Review
  • Superintendent Mail for July 25, 2013  - 7/26/13
    Aid and Tax Shift Buyback; Grant Opportunity – State Early Learning Scholarships; Annual Report on Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Achievement; Personnel Variance Requests
  • Superintendent Mail for July 18, 2013  - 7/18/13
    U.S. Secretary of Education Duncan Visits Bloomington District; 2012-13 Property Tax Shift; Estimate of Referendum Cap Inflation Adjustment; Revised 2012 Adjusted Net Tax Capacity; New Guidance Regarding Pregnant and Parenting Students; Minnesota Board of Teaching Licensure Actions
  • Superintendent Mail for July 11, 2013  - 7/11/13
    Applicants Sought for Task Forces; 2013 Superintendents’ Back-to-School Conference – August 6-7; FY 2015 Referendum Revenue, Location Equity Revenue and Equity Revenue Spreadsheet Available; Clarification Regarding Charter Schools and Early Childhood Special Education; 2013 Payable 2014 Levy Limitation and Certification Forms and Information; Federal Funding for Preschool Special Education; Minnesota Computers for Schools
  • Special Superintendent Mail for July 9, 2013  - 7/9/13
    Update of FY 2015 Referendum Revenue, Location Equity Revenue and Equity Revenue Spreadsheet; Referendum Revenue Location Equity Revenue Presentation
  • Special Superintendent Mail for July 8, 2013  - 7/8/13
    FY 2015 Referendum Revenue, Location Equity Revenue and Equity Revenue Memorandum and Spreadsheet
  • Superintendent Mail for June 27, 2013  - 6/27/13
    Educator Licensing Update – Basic Skills Testing Changes; Staff Development Legislation Changes and Reporting Requirements; District and School Site Verification Annual System Updates; Recent Change in FERPA Regulations
  • Superintendent Mail for June 20, 2013  - 6/20/13
    New Communications Director Josh Collins; Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans – Guide and Webinar; Minnesota Board of Teaching Licensure Actions
  • Superintendent Mail for June 13, 2013  - 6/13/13
    Implementation of Tax Bill Provisions Relating to Board-Approved Referendum Revenue and Location Equity Revenue; ED Review; Minnesota Computers for Schools
  • Superintendent Mail for June 6, 2013  - 6/6/13
    Commissioner’s Dialogue with Superintendents; Early Learning Scholarships Program; 2013 Superintendents’ Back-to-School Conference – August 6-7; Authorization Process to Access Secured Data on Department of Education Website; Nonpublic Pupil Aids; Promulgation of Revised Fiscal Year 2014 Program Rates of Entitlement and Pupil Reporting Procedure; ESEA Title Programs Update; MN eLearning Summit 2013
  • Superintendent Mail for May 30, 2013  - 5/30/13
    Commissioner’s Dialogue with Superintendents – Friday, May 31; Minnesota Department of Education Announces Executive Team Additions; Important Information Prior to the Release of Test Results this Summer; Posttest Editing Open in Test WES; Education Conversations – Check out Recent Episodes; Message from Director of Homeland Security; Inform us of Superintendent and Charter School Director Transitions
  • Superintendent Mail for May 23, 2013  - 5/23/13
    Governor Dayton Signs Historic Education Funding Bill Into Law; Commissioner’s Dialogue with Superintendents – Friday, May 31; Annual Immunization Status Reports now Available; Minnesota Road Maps Available to Schools
  • Superintendent Mail for May 17, 2013  - 5/17/13
    Commissioner’s Dialogue with Superintendents – Friday, May 31; Minnesota’s Distinguished High School Students Honored; “It’s About Time!” Innovative Learning Time Conference – June 21, 2013; Minnesota eLearning Summit 2013 – Session Titles and Presenters; Minnesota Board of Teaching Licensure Actions’ ED Review
  • Superintendent Mail for May 9, 2013  - 5/9/13
    Commissioner’s Dialogue with Superintendents – To be Rescheduled; Melvin Carter, III, Appointed as Minnesota Department of Education’s Director of Office of Early Learning; Update to Online Testing Windows; Career and Technical Education Expenditure Estimates for Levy Calculation; Flexibility Waiver and Single Audit Potential Implications; October is College Knowledge Month!
  • Superintendent Mail for May 2, 2013  - 5/3/13
    Minnesota Department of Education Allows Districts More Time to Complete Student Testing Online; FAQs about Principal Development and Evaluation Statutory Requirements; Annual Verification of District and School Site Information; Updated Inform and Consent Policies for Medical Assistance Billing; 2013 Minnesota Student Survey; Proposed Amendments to Rules Governing School and Child Care Immunization; USDA Summer Meal Programs; Ethel Curry American Indian Leadership Scholarship; Minnesota Computers for Schools
  • Superintendent Mail for April 25, 2013  - 4/25/13
    Four Minnesota Schools Recognized by U.S. Department of Education for Green Efforts; Update on Online Assessment Issues; We Day – Sign up by May 31!; Email Messages to Superintendents from Commissioner Cassellius; Reading Well by Third Grade Newsletter Available
  • Superintendent Mail for April 18, 2013  - 4/19/13
    Commissioner’s Dialogue with Superintendents; Schools Recognized for Excellence in Positive Behavioral Efforts; New Social Studies Standards Adopted; April is Financial Literacy Month; Board of Teaching Licensure Actions; Community Facilities Loans and Grants for Rural Areas; ED Review
  • Special Superintendent Mail for April 16, 2013  - 4/19/13
    An updated message from Commissioner Cassellius regarding adoption of new social studies standards
  • Superintendent Mail for April 11, 2013  - 4/11/13
    Commissioner’s Dialogue with Superintendents – April 17; April is Financial Literacy Month!; Indirect Cost Rates Applicable for FY 2014; Open Education Resources (OER) Needs Assessment; Statewide Summit on Global Learning; Register Now for the MN eLearning Summit
  • Superintendent Mail for April 4, 2013  - 4/4/13
    April is Financial Literacy Month; GiveMN; Minnesota Student Survey; Grants Available to Support School Breakfast and Physical Activity; Online State Development Reporting Site Open; Staff Development Reports for 2011-12; National Rural Education Association Conference Call Regarding School Safety; Minnesota Computers for Schools
  • Special Superintendent Mail for April 1, 2013  - 4/2/13
    A follow-up message from Commissioner Cassellius regarding graduation rates
  • Superintendent Mail for March 28, 2013  - 3/28/13
    Early Education Roundtables; April is the Month of the Military Child; ED Review
  • Special Superintendent Mail for March 22, 2013  - 3/22/13
    A message from Commissioner Cassellius regarding graduation rates
  • Superintendent Mail for March 21, 2013  - 3/21/13
    Commissioner’s Dialogue with Superintendents; Education Roundtable in Rochester; Invoice for Educational Services for Students in Care and Treatment; Participate in Standard Setting or Alignment Study; Funding Opportunity – Hazard Mitigation Grant Program; Severe Weather Awareness Week; Minnesota eLearning Summit – Call for Proposals; Minnesota Board of Teaching Licensure Action
  • Superintendent Mail for March 14, 2013  - 3/14/13
    Commissioner’s Dialogue with Superintendents – March 20; Special Education Roundtable in St. Cloud; Spring Principal and Teacher Evaluation Regional Meetings; Funding Opportunity – Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program; State Aid Funding – Alternative Delivery of Specialized Instructional Services (ADSIS); ServeMinnesota Notice of Funding Opportunity for 2013-14 AmeriCorps*State School Turnaround Grants
  • Superintendent Mail for February 28, 2013  - 3/14/13
    Change in State Aid Payment Schedule Due to February Forecast; Commissioner Cassellius Visits Mankato Area Public Schools; Commissioner Cassellius Visits All-Day Kindergarten Program in Austin; Alternate Assessment Waiver; FY 2013 School Finance Awards; Pilot Opportunities for the State Teacher Evaluation Example Model; Confucius Institute – 2nd Annual Administrator’s Conference;
  • Superintendent Mail for March 7, 2013  - 3/14/13
    Commissioner Cassellius to Hold Special Education Roundtable in Duluth; Commissioner Cassellius Statement on Legislative Auditor’s Special Education Report; Spring Principal and Teacher Evaluation Regional Meetings; Minnesota Student Survey 2013 Update; Amendment to FERPA; Opportunity to Participate in Standard Setting or Alignment Study; 2013 Public School Free/Reduced-Price Eligibility List; Gifted and Talented Education Symposium; Board of Teaching Licensure Action; ED Review; Minnesota Computers for Schools
  • Special Superintendent Mail for February 26, 2013  - 3/14/13
    Message from Commissioner Cassellius Regarding Federal Sequestration
  • Superintendent Mail for February 21, 2013  - 2/21/13
    Commissioner’s Dialogue with Superintendents; Commissioner Cassellius Statement on AP Results for Minnesota’s Class of 2012; Pilot Opportunities for State Teacher Evaluation Example Model; Grant Opportunity – CLARIFICATION; ESEA Title Programs Update; STAR Reporting System Opens February 27; ECFE/SR – New Student ID Process; English Learner, Bilingual or Migrant Education Advocate Award Nominations; Board of Teaching Licensure Actions
  • Superintendent Mail for February 14, 2013  - 2/14/13
    Commissioner Cassellius Statement on Introduction of Governor Dayton’s Education Budget in Senate and House; Commissioner’s Dialogue with Superintendents – February 20, 2013; Commissioner Cassellius has New Assistant; Students with Disabilities in Extracurricular Athletics; SFY 2012 Federal Requirements for Maintenance of Effort (MOE) for Special Education Services
  • Superintendent Mail for February 8, 2013  - 2/8/13
    We Day Kick-Off at Patrick Henry High School; School Leadership Summit – August 6-7, 2013; Online Telecommunications/Internet Access Aid Cost Reporting; Grant Opportunity – State, Competitive – Success for the Future; Military Kids Toolkit; ED Review; Minnesota Computers for Schools
  • Superintendent Mail for February 4, 2013  - 2/4/13
    Nonpublic Pupil Aids Promulgation of Fiscal Year 2014 Program Rates of Entitlement and Pupil Reporting Procedure; MCCC Deadline for 2010-2011 Staff and Student Reporting Extended; MAEF School Spotlight Awards; MCCC Grades K-8 Implementation WebEx Sessions; MCCC Changes for Reporting Year 2011-2012 Grades 9-12 WebEx Sessions; Federal, Competitive Grant Opportunity for SW-PBIS in Minnesota; Minnesota to China Teacher Exchange Program Application Deadline Extended; AMLE Annual Conference; Minnesota eLearning Summit – July 29-30, 2013
  • Superintendent Mail for January 24, 2013  - 1/24/13
    Commissioner's Message Regarding Governor Dayton's Budget Proposal; Please Join Commissioner Cassellius, Dr. Tom Melcher and MDE Senior Staff for a Public Briefing of Governor Dayton’s Education Budget – Friday, January 25; Governor's Recommendations Summary by District; Commissioner's Dialogue with Superintendents
  • Special Superintendent Mail for January 22, 2013  - 1/22/13
    Message from Commissioner Cassellius regarding Governor Dayton's budget proposal
  • Superintendent Mail for January 17, 2013  - 1/17/13
    Please Join Commissioner Cassellius, Dr. Tom Melcher and MDE Senior Staff for a Public Briefing of Governor Dayton’s Education Budget – January 25; Commissioner’s Dialogue with Superintendents – January 23; Announcing New Enhancements to the MDE User Account System; District Support for Chinese Language Programs – Informational Meeting January 24
  • Superintendent Mail for January 10, 2013  - 1/10/13
    Commissioner Cassellius Kicks-off Your Choice, Your Future Series; Minnesota Department of Education Issues Guidance for Early Learning Programs in Charter Schools; Application Available for 2013 Summer Food Service Program; Commissioner’s Dialogue with Superintendents – January 23; Minnesota to China Teacher Exchange Program 2013-14; Minnesota Board of Teaching Licensure Actions; ED Review; Minnesota Computers for Schools