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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’s 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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Senate committee considers prekindergarten program, one-time technology aid

Sen. Katie Sieben brought forward a school-based, voluntary, four-year-old prekindergarten program bill designed to prepare students for kindergarten. Sen. Sieben presented the bill (SF 3095) during the Senate Finance Committee’s E-12 Budget Division meeting held Wednesday. MSBA and other education … Continue reading

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Publicly funded preschool favored by majority of fair polltakers

Source: Minnesota House of Representatives Public Information Services A majority of those participating in the nonpartisan House Public Information Services state fair poll believe publicly funded preschool should be provided for the state’s youngest learners. They also support exempting Social … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — Universal preschool bills stalls in House committee

In the House … The House Education Policy Innovation Committee had a very full agenda Tuesday that brought the committee back after dinner to finish up work. The committee concluded the discussion on the universal all-day preschool for four-year-olds proposal … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — Senator introduces universal preschool bill

In the Senate — Senate E-12 Budget Division Committee Sen. John Hoffman presented SF6 to the Senate E-12 Budget Division Committee on Wednesday, January 21. His proposal for universal preschool attracted a standing room only crowd — there was strong support for providing funding … Continue reading

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