Alert: Draft two of MN social studies standards now available

The long-awaited second draft of Minnesota’s K-12 academic standards in social studies has been published by the Minnesota Department of Education.

American Experiment is currently reviewing the 168-page document and will provide a detailed analysis on its content shortly.

Watch for our analysis of the second draft and more information on submitting feedback on the Raise Our Standards website.

The public comment period on the second draft is open today (July 30) through 5 p.m. on August 16.

MDE has listed a public comment survey where Minnesotans can provide feedback on the second draft as a whole and/or comment on individual standards and benchmarks. Comments can also be sent via email to mde.academic-standards@state.mn.us or sent via postal mail, postmarked by August 16, to:

Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113

A questions and answers document about the standards review and revision process, and about updates in the second draft, is also available.