Who’s Eligible?

Nominated programs must have been implemented in the current academic year at a current MREA member school organization. Programs that have received the award in previous years are ineligible.   View Member Districts

Who can nominate?

School staff, colleagues, students, parents or community members may submit nominations.

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What’s the selection process?

The MREA Board of Directors review and judge the nominations based on the set criteria and select an honoree.

Important Dates for 2020

  • April 24: Deadline to Nominate
  • August: Honoree Notification
  • Nov. 15: Awards Banquet

MREA’s School Innovation Award recognizes school programs in Greater Minnesota that serve as inspiring examples by demonstrating:

  • Innovation — What made this program unique?
  • Benefit to Students — How did your students benefit from this program?
  • Collaborative Effort — What other individuals, groups and/or agencies worked on developing this program?
  • Ease of Adaptability — How can other districts replicate this program?

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Complete the form to nominate an innovative school program in Greater Minnesota.

Honorees will receive two complimentary tickets to the banquet.

Nominated programs are invited to host a “best practices” display table/booth at the Gallery Walk on Tuesday morning of MREA’s Annual Conference. Participation at Gallery Walk is not a prerequisite for winning.