Talking Points: Gov. Dayton Stands Behind His Pre-K Plan Gov. Mark Dayton is continuing to double down on his efforts to dramatically expand funding for early childhood education.
Near-Universal Enrollment In All-Day KindergartenMore than 57,000 Minnesota children have enrolled in all-day kindergarten in its first year.
Child Care Industry Cool To Free Preschool PushRepresentatives of Minnesota's child care industry say a push to fund all-day preschool will make their services more expensive. Senate Democrats want to set aside money for statewide preschool programs starting with the 2015 school year.
Study: All Day Preschool Helps Kids Perform Better In KindergartenThe 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.
Mpls. Schools End Suspensions For Youngest Students With Nonviolent IssuesThe 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.
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.
Back To School For Most Minnesota StudentsHundreds 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.
Woman Sentenced For Bringing Loaded Gun To Mpls SchoolA 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.
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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.
Minnesota House Passes Education BudgetEvery 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.
Push For All-Day Kindergarten Met With QuestionsTop Democratic lawmakers launched a statewide effort Monday to authorize all-day kindergarten in Minnesota.