MASA: MN Assn. of School Administrators
Every Child Matters: MN Children's Platform Coalition
MAAP: MN Association of Alternative Programs
MASSP: MN Assn. of Secondary School Principals
MDE: MN Dept. of Education
MESPA: MN Elementary School Principals Assn.
MNCEC: MN Council for Exceptional Children
MSBA: MN School Boards Assn.
MN Special Education Compliance and Assistance: Complaints, Hearings, Mediation
AASA: American Assn. of School Administrators
CASE: Council of Administrators of Special Education
CEC: Council for Exceptional Children
Disabilityinfo.gov: the New Freedom Initiative
USDOE: U.S. Dept. of Education
MASE Summer Newsletter Click Here
Register for the Annual MDE Back-to-School Conference
The Minnesota Department of Education
in partnership with
the Minnesota Association of School Administrators
invites you to plan to attend the annual
Back to School Professional Learning Event:
ESSA Implementation Conference
August 8-9, 2017
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
To find more information and to register click here
Our keynote speakers will address leading excellent systems supporting success for all students. Dr. Sharon Griffin will share her story of innovative school turnaround in the Shelby County Schools in Memphis, Tennessee. David and Jonah Stillman, a father and son team, will present their research on Gen Z, and each participant will receive a copy of their new book, Gen Z @ Work. We will also hear from our own leaders in a variety of sessions that will inform and inspire your leadership in the context of Minnesota’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan, as you prepare for the upcoming year.
ESSA, signed into law in December, 2015, is the newest version of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act and replaces No Child Left Behind. Minnesota’s State Plan for Implementing ESSA will be finalized this summer and will be available for public comment during August, 2017. The Plan will be submitted to the US Department of Education this coming September, so our August conference dates will be well-timed for a rich discussion on implementation.
2017-18 MASE Committee Sign-Up: Open!
The 2017-18 MASE Committee sign-up is now available online. If you are interested in serving on a MASE committee, please fill out the short survey with your committee interests.
The committee sign-up will close at 4 pm on July 1, 2017.
Our goal is to have statewide representation on all of MASE's committees, so please consider committee service. It's a great way to connect with colleagues, learn more about MASE, and give a wonderful gift to your profession.
Committee terms are for one year. If you are currently serving on a committee and wish to serve again, please re-register - you will not automatically be placed on your current committee. Please refer to the 2016-17 MASE committee list if you are unsure of your current committee standing.
MASE 2017-2018 New Leaders’ Cohort
Information coming soon!
The MASE New Leaders’ Cohort is a series of professional development sessions that provide opportunities for newly employed Minnesota special education directors to explore the basic information needed for a successful first year, for mid-level leaders to enhance leadership skills either in preparation for advancement in leadership or for general skill development, and for “newer” leaders who wish to refresh their training. Participants will have the opportunity to meet other new leaders, experienced colleagues, state department staff, and other resourceful people from the special education community. Topics include federal and state special education law, finance and budgeting, state reporting, program topics, and leadership. Select sessions will have role-specific content to build individual skills. Continuing education units (CEUs) will be granted for each session in the series.
View the latest in Association News, Weekly CASE Reports, and Quarterly Newsletters
Printable MASA/MASE Joint 2017-2018 Calendar
(as of April 24, 2017)
Contact information for active and retired members.
Base language for new special education director and continuing special education director.
Improving educational outcomes for all children; closing the education gap; reducing over-identification.
MASE Business Partners
We would like to thank our Tier III 2016-2017 Partners for their continued support!