Kindergarten

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Study: All Day Preschool Helps Kids Perform Better In Kindergarten

The more time preschoolers spend in class, the better they perform in kindergarten. That’s the finding of a new study by a University of Minnesota researcher.

11/25/2014

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Mpls. Schools End Suspensions For Youngest Students With Nonviolent Issues

The superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools announced Friday that the school district will no longer suspend pre-K, kindergarten and first grade students for nonviolent behavior issues.

09/05/2014

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Free, All-Day Kindergarten Starts In Minn.

For the first time in Minnesota, free all-day kindergarten is available to students across the state. Gov. Mark Dayton welcomed students at Garden City Elementary in Brooklyn Center Tuesday morning on their first day of school.

09/02/2014

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Back To School For Most Minnesota Students

Hundreds of thousands of kids are waking up a little earlier this Tuesday, and so are their excited parents. The day after Labor Day means it’s time to head back to school for most Minnesota students.

09/02/2014

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Woman Sentenced For Bringing Loaded Gun To Mpls School

A 59-year-old woman who worked as an assistant in a city kindergarten classroom was sentenced last week to serve five days of community service, a year of probation and to pay a $200 fine for bringing a loaded Ruger .357 to school.

06/03/2013

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If You Missed It: High School Sports Rally For 5/3

We’ve got all the high school sports action — and much more — right here.

05/03/2013

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Minn. Budget Pieces Come Together At Capitol

Minnesota’s two-year budget puzzle is starting to come together as the state Senate takes up the two biggest pieces of state spending.

04/25/2013

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Minnesota House Passes Education Budget

Every school district in Minnesota would get state funding for all-day kindergarten under an education finance bill that was approved late Tuesday by the state House.

04/23/2013

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Push For All-Day Kindergarten Met With Questions

Top Democratic lawmakers launched a statewide effort Monday to authorize all-day kindergarten in Minnesota.

03/25/2013

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Parents Angry Over Mpls. School Board Cutting All-Day Kindergarten

A group of parents let the Minneapolis School Board have it on Friday. They are not happy about plans to do away with all-day kindergarten at Kenny Elementary School, as many of the district’s schools will be losing hundreds of thousands of dollars.

03/15/2013

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Good Question: Is All-Day Kindergarten Worth It?

Unlike 29 other states, Minnesota only funds half-day kindergarten. Gov. Mark Dayton proposed changing that Tuesday in his new budget. He proposed giving schools $910 for each student attending a free all-day kindergarten program.

01/22/2013

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Minimum Wage Hike, All-Day Kindergarten Among 1st Minn. Bills

Among the priority bills in the Democratic-controlled Legislature is a proposal to raise the floor wage to $7.50 for most workers at the bottom rung beginning in August.

01/10/2013

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Spike In Kindergarten Students Hits Mpls. Schools

It’s a big day for a few thousand 5- and 6-year-olds in Minneapolis. Today is the first day of school for kindergarteners. All of the other students in the district started earlier this week.

08/29/2012

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Kindergarten Lessons All Taught In Chinese

In many ways, a kindergarten class at Benjamin Mays Magnet Elementary in St. Paul is like any other; they sing songs, learn numbers, and tell stories. The big difference is that the students are learning everything in Mandarin Chinese.

10/10/2011

9/7/10 Michele Tafoya with Ashlesha Datar

Tuesday afternoon, Michele spoke with Ashlesha Datar of the Rand Corporation about “redshirting” (waiting til 6 years old) Kindergartners… is it a good or bad idea? Take a listen…

09/07/2010

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