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The 2016 Legislative Session begins today…

Given that it is the second year of this Legislative Session and therefore a bonding year, spending and policy changes may or may not happen. In fact, Senator Wiger reminded us last week during a Senate Education Committee hearing that there will either be a spending target, or there will not be. Stakeholders testified, including Parents United […]

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MDE reports results of listening sessions on early learning

“Early Learning Listening Sessions and Survey: Summary of Results and Recommendations” is a report from Minnesota Department of Education that offers findings from seven regional community learning sessions on early learning. The sessions, “We’re Listening: Early Learning in Minnesota” were held throughout the state in November of 2015 and involved 626 stakeholders attendees and 2,521 survey respondents. The […]

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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 education: The earlier, the better

Art Rolnick, Kate Mortenson and Barb Fabre, Star Tribune, September 21, 2015 Minnesota is making progress preparing our youngest students for school, but it needs to keep its focus clear. So let’s reframe the issue. KURT STRAZDINS • TNSKurt Strazdins/TNS Minnesota has made historic investments in early learning over the last several years. And through […]

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