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  • exercise improves learning

    thFunny thing. Research now shows that if children are given time, as my grandmother would say, "to get their yucks out," they learn better. Huh. Movement integrated throughout the school day actually improves classroom behavior and student achievement. Hear more from MPR News and KERA News about how recess and play can change classrooms for the better!


  • At the Capitol

    February Update: Preparing for the Onslaught! The March 8th start of Session is fast approaching, and lots of preliminary hearings are taking place. Topics of interest of late include: ESSA; early childhood; the integration of education, healthcare and housing; advice from teachers-of-the-year; k-12 alignment with higher ed; implementation of World's Best Workforce, and more. Read All About It...


    • Two Legislative Kick-offs: Metro and St. Cloud!
    • Update on federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
    • Early Learning Scholarships Evaluated
    • March 1 Caucuses are a chance to weigh in
  • Legislative Kickoffs in St. Paul and St. Cloud

    Kickoff-Charlie-BrownKickoff events are free and open views of education policy issues likely to arise in the 2016 Legislative Session. This year, Parents United is offering two locations: St. Paul and St. Cloud.

    Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the political landscape of Minnesota's education policy making. We will translate the process, foreshadow trends and make the arena of law-making accessible.

    Check out our two locations: St. Paul on March 5 and St. Cloud on March 12.

    Please register for these free events so that we know how much coffee to make!

    St. Paul Registration

    St. Cloud Registration