Minnesota Department of Education Launches New Website

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) launched a new website last week designed to provide educators, parents and the public with an intuitive, easy-to-navigate tool to learn about Minnesota public schools.

According to Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius, the new site provides users with accurate, accessible information on a wealth of education topics.

“This website brings the Department of Education into the 21st century with a one-stop shop where parents, educators and the public can get the information they need to make good decisions for children,” said Commissioner Cassellius. “It contains all of the useful information that’s always been there – from teaching license forms to information about school finance, student assessment and enrollment data and more – but in a way that is far more user-friendly and accessible.”

Visitors to the website will find several new features, including a “Just for Parents” section full of easy to understand information, resources and tools. A new feature is the live Data Center, which provides a centralized location for files, reports, and interactive maps, and gives users the capability of generating “real-time” reports.

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