Policy Breakfast series

Policy Breakfast attendees look on as a Policy Breakfast is held inside McNamara Alumni Center

Making a difference through research

CEHD's policy breakfast series brings a research focus to the conversation about closing Minnesota's opportunity gap. Policy breakfast events examine the role of school leadership, early childhood education, reading and literacy, STEM education, and teacher preparation. Each event discusses the ways CEHD research can inform Minnesota's education policy.

Join us for our January event

Transforming the Principalship: Policy and Practice Recommendations for MN

This session will review preliminary results from the 2023 Minnesota Principal Survey, and engage participants in discussion for future policy and practice recommendations.

January 10, 2024
8 to 10:30 a.m.
McNamara Alumni Center
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Free and open to the public



Representative Ben Bakeberg

Representative Ben Bakeberg
Principal, Jordan Middle School, Jordan Public Schools

Cherise Ayers

Cherise Ayers
Principal of St. Paul Central High School, St Paul Public Schools

Maura Weyandt

Maura Weyandt
Principal Edgerton Elementary, Roseville Public Schools

Come ready to help us transform the principalship in Minnesota

In an effort to truly engage the wide range of ideas and expertise of our participants, we will be seeking concrete feedback from attendees via a tabletop discussion on two overarching recommendations as well as YOUR ideas. In preparation for those conversations, it may be helpful to take a look at those recommendations.

Review our recommendations

Past events

October 2023: The State of the State's Accountability System

Marquee outside Chateau Theatre during October 2023 Policy Breakfast in Rochester Minnesota

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. Read more.

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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