Learning Matters
Learning Matters is the Minnesota Department of Education's bi-monthly newsletter. It provides education-related news and information on agency initiatives and events. Each issue features a selection of recent news stories from the department, various media sources--our new agency blog--bloggED, and upcoming events.
 
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Learning Matters, October 22, 2014
Commissioner joins students at College Knowledge Month event; Afterschool Programs Highlighted, Facts and Information about Ebola, latest from BloggED, Minnesota education in the news and more.

Learning Matters, October 1, 2014
Support to Schools is Working; Multiple Measurements Rating Release; U.S. Department of Education Announces 2014 Blue Ribbon Schools, Professional Development Opportunities and Upcoming Event, latest from BloggED and more.
 
Learning Matters, September 15, 2014
Pathways to Postsecondary Summits - Phase II, October is College Knowledge Month, Does physical activity impact students and learning? Upcoming events: Full-day K Workshop on Oct. 21, and American Indian Education Summit on Oct. 15 and more.

Learning Matters, August 27, 2014
Minnesota students make steady progress on MCAs, outperform nation on ACT; Prevent Bullying resource; education in the news; latest from our blog and more.

Learning Matters, July 14, 2014
Minnesota one of 15 states to meet new compliance and results requirements, more funding for schools, MDE wins innovation award, school supplies tax credit for parents, latest from BloggED, by the numbers and more

Learning Matters, June 24, 2014
Another tool to close the Achievement Gap: Family Engagement Summits, Minnesota Graduation 2014 Captured in Photos, Summer Learning Resources, Summer Meals for Kids and more

Learning Matters, May 27, 2012
A Fond Farewell to Maya Angelou, Summer Learning Loss, Changes to Summer Meal Benefits, Scholars of Distinction Annual Awards Ceremony, Minnesota Fun Facts and more
  • Learning Matters, May 12, 2014  - 5/14/14
    Minnesota 2014 Teacher of the Year, 2014 Minnesota National Distinguished Principal, $45 M for School-Linked Mental Health Services, May Dates in History and more
  • Learning Matters, April 28, 2014  - 4/30/14
    Video Series Features Minnesota Youth and Families, Statement from Commissioner about 2014 Green Ribbon Schools, Regional Centers of Excellence, latest from BloggED and more
  • Learning Matters, April 11, 2014  - 4/16/14
    Statement from Commissioner on passage of Anti-Bullying bill, Increasing Grad Rates-Preventing Dropouts, latest from BloggED and more
  • Learning Matters, March 28 2014  - 4/1/14
    Task Forces and Work Groups, Integration Update, Gifted & Talented Symposium, Education News, Latest from BloggED
  • Learning Matters, March 14, 2014  - 3/25/14
    Achievement Gap Summit, College and Career Readiness videos, ACT Recogntion Ceremony, World's Best workforce
  • Learning Matters - February 25, 2014  - 2/25/14
    Highest Graduation Rates in a Decade, Minnesota Schools Making Progress On Closing Achievement Gap, Participation in Advanced Placement Courses Nearly Doubles