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Minnesota high schools reimagine graduation ceremonies to honor students during pandemic

From the Star Tribune:  State health and education officials are developing graduation guidelines that will be released in the coming weeks, a spokeswoman said.   


Minnesota Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker Talks With Esme Murphy

From WCCO: On Sunday, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Education Mary Cathryn Ricker spoke with Esme Murphy about navigating distance learning.


MN makes plans for in-person instruction, home visits despite school-closure order

From the Pioneer Press:  Minnesota education leaders are looking to strengthen their approach to distance learning, four weeks into an experiment that has exposed unequal access to technology and threatens to leave struggling students further behind.


‘I miss my teachers’: Already on the margins, homeless students hit hard by shuttered schools

From Minnesota Public Radio: Educators say some older teens are essentially dropping out during pandemic.


Gov. Walz orders Minnesota schools closed the rest of the school year

From Star Tribune: The order was initially set to expire on May 4, but Gov. Tim Walz left the door open to extending that order to cover the rest of the school year.