News & Events


At the recommendation of the Virtual Task Force, the mastery requirement for claiming proxy hours for approved time-on-task platforms has been removed by MDE.

Northstar (Minnesota Literacy Council)  is partnering with IDEAL Consortium (EdTech Center @ World Education) as strand partners for the Technology/Digital Literacy strand at the 2017 COABE conference, April 2-7, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.

Screencasts are now linked in the information under Plato and Burlington English on the State Supported Platforms page.

The next Burlington English webinar with Margo Hernandez will be Oct 11, 2016 1:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

We have created a new and more efficient way to provide support around DL issues for Minnesota ABE programs.

Dl 101/102 will not be offered this year, as we will begin offering this only every two years. ABE programs and staff seeking professional development have several other options:

Based on feedback from the Virtual Task Force, USA Learns proxy hours have been adjusted as follows: 3 hours/unit for course 1, 5 hours/unit for course 2, and 2 hours/unit for course 3.

Burlington English and Plato Edmentum are now available to all ABE programs in Minnesota, at no direct cost. Details on each platform are available here.

The allowable contact hours for approved distance learning platforms have been raised.

Khan Academy has been approved as a distance learning platform.