Education and Human Development

Policy Breakfast Series


CEHD's Policy Breakfast Series brings a research focus to the conversation about closing opportunity gaps in Minnesota. Policy Breakfast events examine the role of school leadership, early childhood education, reading and literacy, STEM education, teacher preparation, and children's mental health. Each event discusses the ways CEHD research can inform Minnesota's legislative policies.

Join us for our October event

October 28, 2024
8:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Oyate Hall
University of Minnesota - Morris
Free and open to the public

Our next Policy Breakfast will focus on the State of Children’s Mental Health in Minnesota. This discussion will engage statewide and University leaders deeply knowledgeable and connected with this issue and will identify and expand upon recommendations that will be released in early October from the Department of Human Services formed Acute Care Transitions Advisory Council.

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Past events

chateau theatre front

October 2023: The state of the state's accountability system

On October 30, 2023, CEHD hosted more than 120 educational leaders and policy makers for a Policy Breakfast at the Historic Chateau Theatre in Rochester, Minnesota. Katie Pekel, CEHD’s Executive Director of Educational Leadership, moderated a panel of experts, including: CEHD Dean Michael C. Rodriguez, Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Commissioner Willie Jett, and Superintendent of Rochester Public Schools Kent Pekel. 

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January 2023: Minnesota PK-12 special education policy

On January 10, 2023, superintendents, directors of special education and legislators from across the state joined us for a panel. With a wide range of professional experience and research expertise, the panel discussed what policies and practices could exist in Minnesota at the state, system, and school level.

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