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Heed the president’s call for early childhood education

Patty Born Selly, MinnPost, February 3, 2014 – Once again, President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address to ask Congress to help states fund early childhood education. The fact that he needed to raise the issue again is a signal that our nation is not yet taking seriously the opportunity to truly improve […]

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Early-ed advocates hope to expand scholarships, end per-child cap

Beth Hawkins, MinnPost, January 14, 2014 – Never mind the long list of groups eyeing the state’s projected $1.1 budget surplus, advocates are betting they can make the case that full funding for early-childhood education scholarships for needy families should top the list. Rep. Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley, has already introduced legislation proposing to increase the […]

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More Minnesota preschoolers ready for kindergarten, study shows

Christopher Magan, Pioneer Press, December 11, 2013 – More Minnesota preschoolers are ready for kindergarten, a key indicator of future academic success. That’s a result of the latest study of kindergarten preparedness the Minnesota Department of Education released Wednesday. It found 73 percent of children surveyed had the skills necessary to succeed in kindergarten classrooms in […]

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