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.
Meet the 2015 Science Mathematics Principal
John Garcia, principal of Cedar Park Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) School in Apple Valley, has been named the 2015 Science and Mathematics Elementary and Middle Level Principal of the Year. Created through a partnership between the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association (MESPA), the award recognizes the importance of fostering lifelong science literacy and the key role principals play in developing a culture that encourages student interest in math and science.