Category Archives: Prekindergarten program

Session Daily: Conferees agree to omnibus education finance proposal that defunds voluntary pre-K

Source: Session Daily By Nick Longworth After weeks of debate over the best way to reduce the achievement gap through early learning opportunities, House and Senate conferees agreed on a proposal supporters say would provide increased funding for schools, but … Continue reading

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Press release: 3,300 kids will enroll in voluntary prekindergarten programs

Source: Office of Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith were joined today by Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius to announce that beginning this fall, 3,302 four-year-olds in 74 Minnesota school districts … Continue reading

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Summary shows strong interest in Voluntary Prekindergarten program

Source: Minnesota Department of Education Even with a short turnaround, Gov. Mark Dayton‚Äôs Voluntary Prekindergarten program received strong interest across the state. The application process for the program ran from June 3 through July 1. According to the Minnesota Department … Continue reading

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Voluntary prekindergarten program application available

Source: Minnesota Department of Education Voluntary prekindergarten was established by Gov. Dayton and the 2016 Minnesota Legislature for the purpose of preparing children for success as they enter kindergarten the following year. The funding allows districts, charter schools with recognized … Continue reading

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