Minnesota education commissioner resigns

By: | March 11, 2021

Minnesota education commissioner and longtime teacher Mary Cathryn Ricker is stepping down after two years to return to the classroom, Gov. Tim Walz said.

Ricker said in her resignation letter that she feels “the pull to spend my time and energy in classrooms working safely alongside them helping students.” She said the coronavirus pandemic is not impacting students and families equally and wants to provide “more direct service and support” to students and teachers.

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