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With Recess In Decline, Some Schools Are Bucking The Trend 

Christopher Connelly, KERA News, December 15, 2015 Some students at Eagle Mountain Elementary School are having recess four times a day. Donna McBride, a first grade teacher, has noticed a difference in her students. Turns out recess is so much more than just monkey bars and freeze tag. In American public schools, though, recess has […]

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After $79 million spending boost, Minnesota preschool push continues

Christopher Magan, Pioneer Press, Nov 24, 2015   The push for expanded preschool funding didn’t end in June when the Minnesota Legislature wrapped up a special session by agreeing on a $79 million spending boost. For Gov. Mark Dayton, who says giving families widely expanded access to preschool is a top priority of his final years […]

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We’re Listening: Early Learning in Minnesota

We’re Listening:
Owatonna: Monday, November 9, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Steele County History Center, 1700 Austin Road, Owatonna, MN 55060
Early Learning in Minnesota
The Minnesota Department of Education, in partnership with the Minnesota Initiative Foundations and Minnesota’s Future, is holding regional community listening sessions to learn how we can be more effective in linking policies, programs and practices to ensure every child in Minnesota has a high-quality early education.
What early learning experiences are working for young children and families in your community?
Where are the gaps in your early childhood system?
How can we support building the capacity of the early childhood workforce in your community?
 
Information discussed and themes that arise will be documented and shared with the Minnesota Departments of Education, Health, Human Services and the Children’s Cabinet for consideration while planning effective prenatal through 3rd grade policies, programs and practices.
Other statewide sessions:
 
Twin Cities Metro Area: Monday, November 26:00-7:30 p.m.
Conference Center A, Minnesota Department of Education, 1500 Hwy 36 West, Roseville, MN 55113
Duluth: Tuesday, November 3, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn Duluth Downtown, 200 W. 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55802
Bemidji: Tuesday, November 3, 6:15-7:45 p.m.
Northwest MN Foundation, 201 3rd Street NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Fergus Falls: Wednesday, November 4, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
West Central Initiative, 1000 Western Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN 55637
Little Falls: Wednesday, November 4, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Initiative Foundation, 405 1st St SE, Little Falls, MN 56345
Willmar: Friday, November 6, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Willmar Public Library, 410 5th ST SW, Willmar, MN 56201
To register for the session nearest you,
 

When registering, please provide your name, email address and optionally your role in your community (parent, provider, school district staff, policy maker, etc). See you there!

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We’re Listening: Early Learning in Minnesota

We’re Listening:
Willmar: Friday, November 6, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Willmar Public Library, 410 5th ST SW, Willmar, MN 56201
Early Learning in Minnesota
The Minnesota Department of Education, in partnership with the Minnesota Initiative Foundations and Minnesota’s Future, is holding regional community listening sessions to learn how we can be more effective in linking policies, programs and practices to ensure every child in Minnesota has a high-quality early education.
What early learning experiences are working for young children and families in your community?
Where are the gaps in your early childhood system?
How can we support building the capacity of the early childhood workforce in your community?
 
Information discussed and themes that arise will be documented and shared with the Minnesota Departments of Education, Health, Human Services and the Children’s Cabinet for consideration while planning effective prenatal through 3rd grade policies, programs and practices.
Other statewide sessions:
 
Twin Cities Metro Area: Monday, November 26:00-7:30 p.m.
Conference Center A, Minnesota Department of Education, 1500 Hwy 36 West, Roseville, MN 55113
Duluth: Tuesday, November 3, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn Duluth Downtown, 200 W. 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55802
Bemidji: Tuesday, November 3, 6:15-7:45 p.m.
Northwest MN Foundation, 201 3rd Street NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Fergus Falls: Wednesday, November 4, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
West Central Initiative, 1000 Western Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN 55637
Little Falls: Wednesday, November 4, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Initiative Foundation, 405 1st St SE, Little Falls, MN 56345
Owatonna: Monday, November 9, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Steele County History Center, 1700 Austin Road, Owatonna, MN 55060
To register for the session nearest you,
 

When registering, please provide your name, email address and optionally your role in your community (parent, provider, school district staff, policy maker, etc). See you there!

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We’re Listening: Early Learning in Minnesota

We’re Listening:
Fergus Falls: Wednesday, November 4, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
West Central Initiative, 1000 Western Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN 55637
Early Learning in Minnesota
The Minnesota Department of Education, in partnership with the Minnesota Initiative Foundations and Minnesota’s Future, is holding regional community listening sessions to learn how we can be more effective in linking policies, programs and practices to ensure every child in Minnesota has a high-quality early education.
What early learning experiences are working for young children and families in your community?
Where are the gaps in your early childhood system?
How can we support building the capacity of the early childhood workforce in your community?
 
Information discussed and themes that arise will be documented and shared with the Minnesota Departments of Education, Health, Human Services and the Children’s Cabinet for consideration while planning effective prenatal through 3rd grade policies, programs and practices.
Other statewide sessions:
 
Twin Cities Metro Area: Monday, November 26:00-7:30 p.m.
Conference Center A, Minnesota Department of Education, 1500 Hwy 36 West, Roseville, MN 55113
Duluth: Tuesday, November 3, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn Duluth Downtown, 200 W. 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55802
Bemidji: Tuesday, November 3, 6:15-7:45 p.m.
Northwest MN Foundation, 201 3rd Street NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Little Falls: Wednesday, November 4, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Initiative Foundation, 405 1st St SE, Little Falls, MN 56345
Willmar: Friday, November 6, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Willmar Public Library, 410 5th ST SW, Willmar, MN 56201
Owatonna: Monday, November 9, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Steele County History Center, 1700 Austin Road, Owatonna, MN 55060
To register for the session nearest you,
 

When registering, please provide your name, email address and optionally your role in your community (parent, provider, school district staff, policy maker, etc). See you there!

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We’re Listening: Early Learning in Minnesota

We’re Listening:
Bemidji: Tuesday, November 3, 6:15-7:45 p.m.
Northwest MN Foundation, 201 3rd Street NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Early Learning in Minnesota
The Minnesota Department of Education, in partnership with the Minnesota Initiative Foundations and Minnesota’s Future, is holding regional community listening sessions to learn how we can be more effective in linking policies, programs and practices to ensure every child in Minnesota has a high-quality early education.
What early learning experiences are working for young children and families in your community?
Where are the gaps in your early childhood system?
How can we support building the capacity of the early childhood workforce in your community?
 
Information discussed and themes that arise will be documented and shared with the Minnesota Departments of Education, Health, Human Services and the Children’s Cabinet for consideration while planning effective prenatal through 3rd grade policies, programs and practices.
Other statewide sessions:
 
Twin Cities Metro Area: Monday, November 26:00-7:30 p.m.
Conference Center A, Minnesota Department of Education, 1500 Hwy 36 West, Roseville, MN 55113
Duluth: Tuesday, November 3, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn Duluth Downtown, 200 W. 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55802
Fergus Falls: Wednesday, November 4, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
West Central Initiative, 1000 Western Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN 55637
Little Falls: Wednesday, November 4, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Initiative Foundation, 405 1st St SE, Little Falls, MN 56345
Willmar: Friday, November 6, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Willmar Public Library, 410 5th ST SW, Willmar, MN 56201
Owatonna: Monday, November 9, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Steele County History Center, 1700 Austin Road, Owatonna, MN 55060
To register for the session nearest you,
 

When registering, please provide your name, email address and optionally your role in your community (parent, provider, school district staff, policy maker, etc). See you there!

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We’re Listening: Early Learning in Minnesota

We’re Listening:
Duluth: Tuesday, November 3, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn Duluth Downtown, 200 W. 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55802
Early Learning in Minnesota
The Minnesota Department of Education, in partnership with the Minnesota Initiative Foundations and Minnesota’s Future, is holding regional community listening sessions to learn how we can be more effective in linking policies, programs and practices to ensure every child in Minnesota has a high-quality early education.
What early learning experiences are working for young children and families in your community?
Where are the gaps in your early childhood system?
How can we support building the capacity of the early childhood workforce in your community?
 
Information discussed and themes that arise will be documented and shared with the Minnesota Departments of Education, Health, Human Services and the Children’s Cabinet for consideration while planning effective prenatal through 3rd grade policies, programs and practices.
Other statewide sessions:
 
Twin Cities Metro Area: Monday, November 26:00-7:30 p.m.
Conference Center A, Minnesota Department of Education, 1500 Hwy 36 West, Roseville, MN 55113
Bemidji: Tuesday, November 3, 6:15-7:45 p.m.
Northwest MN Foundation, 201 3rd Street NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Fergus Falls: Wednesday, November 4, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
West Central Initiative, 1000 Western Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN 55637
Little Falls: Wednesday, November 4, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Initiative Foundation, 405 1st St SE, Little Falls, MN 56345
Willmar: Friday, November 6, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Willmar Public Library, 410 5th ST SW, Willmar, MN 56201
Owatonna: Monday, November 9, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Steele County History Center, 1700 Austin Road, Owatonna, MN 55060
To register for the session nearest you,
 

When registering, please provide your name, email address and optionally your role in your community (parent, provider, school district staff, policy maker, etc). See you there!

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We’re Listening: Early Learning in Minnesota

We’re listening:
Early Learning in Minnesota
All children deserve access to strong early learning experiences. How can we ensure we are providing these for every child in our state in settings that work for every community?
Think Small, along with its Minnesota’s Future partners will be hosting a listening session to discuss ways to make sure all children get a great start that gets them ready for school and helps them to become strong readers and successful learners.
Themes heard will be reported to the Minnesota Departments of Education, Health and Human Services for use in planning successful policies, programs and practices.
Join the discussion! Save the date:
Monday, November 2
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Conference Center A, Rooms 13 and 14
Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West, Roseville MN 55113
Other dates:
Duluth: Tuesday, November 3, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn Duluth Downtown, 200 W. 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55802
Bemidji: Tuesday, November 3, 6:15-7:45 p.m.
Northwest MN Foundation, 201 3rd Street NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Fergus Falls: Wednesday, November 4, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
West Central Initiative, 1000 Western Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN 55637
Little Falls: Wednesday, November 4, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Initiative Foundation, 405 1st St SE, Little Falls, MN 56345
Willmar: Friday, November 6, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Willmar Public Library, 410 5th ST SW, Willmar, MN 56201
Owatonna: Monday, November 9, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Steele County History Center, 1700 Austin Road, Owatonna, MN 55060
 
By linking together effective policies, programs and practices, we can ensure every child in Minnesota has a strong early education.
      
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We’re Listening: Early Learning in Minnesota

We’re Listening:
Little Falls: Wednesday, November 4, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Initiative Foundation, 405 1st St SE, Little Falls, MN 56345
Early Learning in Minnesota
The Minnesota Department of Education, in partnership with the Minnesota Initiative Foundations and Minnesota’s Future, is holding regional community listening sessions to learn how we can be more effective in linking policies, programs and practices to ensure every child in Minnesota has a high-quality early education.
What early learning experiences are working for young children and families in your community?
Where are the gaps in your early childhood system?
How can we support building the capacity of the early childhood workforce in your community?
 
Information discussed and themes that arise will be documented and shared with the Minnesota Departments of Education, Health, Human Services and the Children’s Cabinet for consideration while planning effective prenatal through 3rd grade policies, programs and practices.
Other statewide sessions:
 
Twin Cities Metro Area: Monday, November 26:00-7:30 p.m.
Conference Center A, Minnesota Department of Education, 1500 Hwy 36 West, Roseville, MN 55113
Duluth: Tuesday, November 3, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn Duluth Downtown, 200 W. 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55802
Bemidji: Tuesday, November 3, 6:15-7:45 p.m.
Northwest MN Foundation, 201 3rd Street NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Fergus Falls: Wednesday, November 4, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
West Central Initiative, 1000 Western Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN 55637
Willmar: Friday, November 6, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Willmar Public Library, 410 5th ST SW, Willmar, MN 56201
Owatonna: Monday, November 9, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Steele County History Center, 1700 Austin Road, Owatonna, MN 55060
To register for the session nearest you,
 

When registering, please provide your name, email address and optionally your role in your community (parent, provider, school district staff, policy maker, etc). See you there!

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Early learning experts called in by GOP, Dayton for pre-K discussions

Ricardo Lopez, Star Tribune, May 28, 2015 Discussions have centered on Dayton’s top priority of universal preschool.   House Republicans and Gov. Mark Dayton each called in academic heavyweights to make their cases as negotiations over how Minnesota should deliver preschool instruction continued Thursday. Art Rolnick, formerly a senior vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank […]

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