For Immediate Release: December 7, 2011
Contact: Charlene Briner 651.582.1145
Governor Dayton Proclaims December 5-9 Inclusive Schools Week
Educators recognize that each child is unique, learns differently, and, therefore, learns better if teaching is tailored to their abilities and interests. In continuing with Minnesota’s commitment to ensuring that all schools and classrooms are welcoming and capable of educating all Minnesota children, Governor Dayton has proclaimed December 5-9 Inclusive Schools Week.
“It is very important that every classroom is high performing and inclusive,” said Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius. Every child in Minnesota deserves access to a quality education that is reflective of the communities that we live in. I applaud Governor Dayton in recognizing this important effort.”
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.