Tag Archives | Parent Aware

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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Parent Aware for School Readiness gives Minnesota B+ for early-ed progress

Beth Hawkins, MinnPost, August 13, 2013 – Talk about grading on a curve. In the space of two years, Minnesota creates a statewide system for measuring quality in pre-K programs, a mechanism for steering its neediest kids toward the best and money to begin paying for it all, and advocates award it a B+? On Monday, […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Will $23 million in early education scholarships be enough?

Sheila Regan, Twin Cities Daily Planet, July 6, 2013 – When early education scholarships became available last fall in Minnesota, the $2 million in funds were used up within one month. Thanks to new legislation spearheaded by Governor Dayton, $23 million will be available for the 2014 fiscal year. “It will be interesting to see the effect of […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }