Representatives 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Minnesota’s two-year budget puzzle is starting to come together as the state Senate takes up the two biggest pieces of state spending.
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.
Top Democratic lawmakers launched a statewide effort Monday to authorize all-day kindergarten in Minnesota.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.