CAREI District Assembly

The CAREI District Assembly brings together university researchers and school practitioners on a regular basis. For over 20 years, the Assembly has linked University research to educational practice for Minnesota's K-12 teachers and school leaders. Together, faculty, researchers, and school leaders share research findings, discuss current issues, and identify solutions.


2019-20 Benefits and Dues


As a member of the CAREI District Assembly, you will have access to:

  • Four Assembly meeting covering cutting-edge topics for school leaders and strategies for dealing with today’s complex educational reforms. Assembly meetings are accessible on-line, as well as in person, so you can choose to participate in the discussion from your office. You can register as many of your staff as you like for meetings. Dates for 2019-2020 meetings are:
    • October 30, 2019
      December 18, 2019
      February 13, 2020
      April 16, 2020
  • Access to the monthly Research Watch electronic newsletter. Each issue highlights a summary of research studies published that will be of interest to you as a district leader. Topical areas include leadership, social-emotional learning, teaching and learning, assessment, and unique learners. You can sign-up as many district staff as you wish to receive the Research Watch!

  • Access to “Members Only” section of the CAREI website where valuable resources are developed and shared. You will have access to all tools and resources developed over the past three years including: (1) Data literacy guides, (2) automated inventories of teams, initiatives, and assessments, (3) action planning templates, (4) math resource guide, and (5) program evaluation resources.

  • Access to the Minnesota Student Survey Data Analytic Dashboard that makes data interpretation super easy! You can view your district data compared to other districts and the state organized around themes rather than item by item .

  • Linkage to other faculty and resources in the University of Minnesota.

  • Would you like to know how student or teacher absences or student discipline practices (e.g, ODR’s, OSS, ISS) impact academic proficiency rates or graduation rates in your community at every grade level? No problem! Send us your data, and we will analyze it and give you a customized report to help identify strategies for improvement! You will receive a 20% discount on CAREI data analytic services!

  • Have you noticed that there is a lack of professional learning opportunities for district leaders around data-based decision-making? To address this gap, we have a number of professional learning opportunities created for the 2019-20 school year. You will receive a 20% discount on CAREI professional learning workshops!

  • Would you like to work with other educational leaders to test out solutions to common problems of practice? Join our Networked Improvement Community (NIC) with 20% discount on enrollment fees.

  • We are proud of our partnerships with districts around the state and look forward to continually expanding our services based on member needs!

    Please contact Kim Gibbons at or 612-625-9751 if you need additional information.

    Hope to see you at the CAREI District Assembly!