Date: September 9, 2003
Subject: Public comment

The public comment period for the science and social studies standards has begun. You can find the complete draft standards on the MDE web site. Click the link on the left side of the page to go right to the standards "home page," with links to the standards documents and details about how to comment. Please return to the Minnesota Education Reform News web site on Wednesday for a special report on the standards, including tips for sending your own "two cents" to the Commissioner, and thereafter for follow-up reports.

I will post the latest news about the public hearings and other comments throughout the comment period, which continues through the end of October.

Judging by the Google search hits to the web site, there is a lot of interest in the standards. Thanks for stopping by.