The revised Minnesota Social Studies Standards have been approved. An administrative law judge reviewed the standards, public comments, and MDE feedback before ruling that the standards will be implemented this fall.
The standards revision process began in fall 2010, with a committee, including more than 30 educators, convening in January 2011. The standards are set to be implemented in K-12 Minnesota classrooms in the 2013-2014 school year.
For more information, see the Star Tribune article on the standards approval: http://www.startribune.com/local/south/199785231.html.