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ROSEVILLE – On Tuesday,September 4, Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius will kick off the new school year at Sheridan Hills Elementary School in Richfield. Commissioner Cassellius will meet with staff before heading out to greet kids as they arrive.
Who: Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius
What: First day of school
Where: Sheridan Hills Elementary School, 6400 Avenue South, Richfield, MN 55423
When: Commissioner Cassellius will arrive at 8:00 am, students should begin arriving around 8:20 am.
Celebration Schools Announced!
48 schools are being designated as Celebration schools. This year, 166 schools were eligible and applied for the honor. The Celebration school designation is part of Minnesota’s federal accountability system that replaces No Child Left Behind. Schools are assigned a Multiple Measurement Rating (MMR) based on students’ proficiency and growth, progress towards reducing achievement gaps and increasing graduation rates.“I want to congratulate these schools for this incredible accomplishment,” said Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius. “Minnesotans should be proud of the work going on in our schools."