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Oklahoma’s Preschools are Some of the Best in the Nation

The state of Oklahoma is not a leader progressive, innovative education models. In fact, it is better known for conservative politics and trends. Yet, 76% of their 4-year-olds are currently enrolled in universal preschool. A February 2, 2016 Hechinger Report tells the story of why Oklahoma’s Preschools are Some of the Best in the Nation. It offers a fascinating quote […]

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Special session should mark the beginning of the end for Minnesota’s achievement gap

MinnPost, Sarah Caruso and Jeffrey A. Hassan, May 28, 2015 We are counting on our elected officials to put aside political disagreements to help Minnesota revive its education legacy. Minnesota is on the verge of taking a big step toward closing the education achievement gap. However, with mere hours left in the session, leaders were […]

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Republicans want preschool scholarships, not universal pre-K

MPR News, Tim Pugmire, April 14, 2015 LISTEN Story audio4min 14sec On a day when Gov. Mark Dayton returned to a classroom to push his plan for universal preschool for four-year-olds, Republicans in the Minnesota House released an education bill that takes a much different approach. Ignoring Dayton’s $348 million funding proposal for universal pre-K, the […]

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Key committee rejects universal, all-day preschool bill 

Hank Long, Session Daily, February 24, 2015 A bill that would give school districts the opportunity to offer all-day preschool to 4-year-olds stalled Tuesday in the House Education Innovation Policy Committee. Rep. Erin Murphy (DFL-St. Paul) began her push for universal, voluntary pre-kindergarten in the public schools during the 2014 legislative session, saying Minnesotans are frustrated […]

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Early Learning: universal pre-K and scholarships

In February of 2015, Rep. Erin Murphy (DFL—St. Paul) introduced HF46, which establishes and funds a state wide universal all-day preschool program for four-year olds not receiving an early learning scholarship. Author, Rep. Murphy, told us that she believes voluntary pre-K should be available for four year olds across Minnesota. If we choose to invest […]

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