• Online Courses: Minnesota State University Moorhead
    The following 18 Online Classes still have openings for summer registration. If you have already applied and been accepted to MSUM, you can register now. If you haven’t applied yet, visit, https://www.mnstate.edu/18online/admission-application.aspx.

    Please note that there are a few openings remaining in these free courses. The courses are offered by Minnesota State University Moorhead in conjunction with The Statewide Partnership for 18 Online sponsored by The Minnesota Service Cooperatives, specifically Lakes Country Service Cooperative, Northwest Service Cooperative, Metro ECSU. We have limited openings for concurrent instructors in Chemistry, English and History.

    Biochem I
    Biochem II
    Advanced Biophysical Chem
    American Newcomers
    History of Drugs

    If you have questions please contact Josh Nelson (jnelson@lcsc.org).


    Save the Date!

    School Finance Elections: A Comprehensive Planning Model for Success

    MASA and Springsted Incorporated will offer two sessions next year of the popular workshop
    Monday, October 8, 2018
    Monday, April 8, 2019
    9:15 am - 4 pm
    at the MASA Building in St. Paul

    Based on past workshops, registering a district team is highly recommended to ensure a common understanding.
    This is a workshop based on the book of the same title co-authored by our presenter, Dr. Don Lifto. The workshop’s content represents a marriage of research and successful practice, emphasizing systems and strategies rather than specific campaign tactics, allowing school administrators to elevate their thinking to a more comprehensive and long-range vision of election planning. Don has worked with dozens of school districts running operating, bond, and technology elections throughout the US, and is a well-known and respected presenter and author on the topic of finance elections. 

    Registration will be available this summer. In the meantime, mark your calendar!


    2018 MASSP Summer Conference
    June 19-22, 2018
    Breezy Point Resort 
    Breezy Point, MN

    Registration Form
    Breezy Point Housing

    Summer Conference Keynote Presenters will be:
    • Will Bowen, Complaint Free Schools
    • Stephen Ilardi, The Psychological Toxicity of Modern Adolescence
    • Roger Aronson, MASSP Attorney/Lobbyist

    Concurrent Sessions will be offered in the mornings and afternoons of Wednesday and Thursday.


    MDE hosting ESSA Regional Meetings for Superintendents and Charter Directors
    RESCHEDULED Sartell meeting: Wednesday, May 16 at Resource Training and Solutions, 1-4 p.m.
    Register online

    Join Commissioner Cassellius and the Minnesota Department of Education for an important conversation in your region about school and district accountability, reporting and recognition as we gear up for implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act this fall.

    Meetings will be held in 7 locations throughout the state, and the agenda will include:

    • Discussion with Commissioner Cassellius: statewide priorities and equity commitments.
    • Discussion on accountability and identifying schools for support and improvement.
    • Helpful tips on how to communicate about ESSA in your community.
    • Time for Q & A.


    Views and Voice: Episodes 2, 3 and 4 Online!

    Check out the latest episodes online now!
    Episode 2: Message about Public Education
    Episode 3: Possible Vision of an Innovative High School
    Episode 4: High School Proposal

    As many of you are aware, MASA is offering a new podcast for members! “Views and Voice” will be a regular podcast featuring the voices of our members.

    The idea for this podcast originated with the MASA Professional Development Committee and the Board of Directors, who indicated a desire to “hear from our members.” The podcast format was chosen specifically to be presented in manageable time increments, available on-demand, and would represent all members throughout the state (including all regions and component groups). The podcast is an audio platform, giving you flexibility in how and when you would like to listen. The episodes will be no longer than fifteen minutes. We will engage the region leaders in identifying topics and thought leaders to insure statewide representation.

    MASA is grateful to our online convener and podcaster, Dr. Jane Sigford, who has volunteered her services for this initiative. Jane is an MASA retiree and loves nothing more than challenging us (and herself) to think, create, and share ideas.

     ✱ Looking for a book study for your leadership team?
    MASA's "What We Are Reading" Blog is a great resource. Thanks to our book blogger, Steve Malone, Superintendent of Becker Public Schools for being our Reader Leader! Check out a sample today.

    Be sure to check out the newest post from Superintendent Malone on Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail


    Save the Date!
    MDE Back to School Conference
    August 7-8, 2018 • Minneapolis Marriott NW • Brooklyn Park, MN