The purpose of the blind-visually impaired advisory committee is to provide specific advice and counsel to the Minnesota Resource Center regarding ways to improve learning results for students who are blind-visually impaired, determine priorities for action, address technical issues and offer counsel on general operations of the Center.
The committee provides general advice and counsel to the Special Education Advisory Panel and the Office of Special Education in the Minnesota Department of Education regarding general procedures for addressing the needs of students who are blind-visually impaired within the context of special education program rules, priorities, procedures, and funding.
U.S. Senate Youth Applications Due Oct. 24
Minnesota 11th- or 12th-grade students who hold an elected office in student government or civic or community organization during the 2014-15 school year are eligible to apply for the U.S. Senate Youth Program. Established in 1962, the program offers a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. Two selected student leaders from each state, District of Columbia and the Dept. of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington, March 7-14, 2015, experiencing their national government in action. Visit the U.S. Senate Youth Website.