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MEDIA ADVISORY: March 22, 2013

Contact: Keith Hovis, 651-582-8275 or keith.hovis@state.mn.us

Commissioner Cassellius to Hold Early Education Roundtable in Marshall

Roseville – As part of a series of school visits across Minnesota, Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius will host a roundtable on early education and Governor Dayton’s budget this Monday in Marshall. The Commissioner will join Marshall Superintendent Klint Willert, teachers and administrators to talk about the current state of early education in Marshall. The Commissioner will also hold roundtables on early education next week in Moorhead and Winona.

In his budget, Governor Mark Dayton proposed investing $84 million in early education, ensuring more youth have access to educational opportunities before beginning first grade. This investment includes $44 million to expand early education scholarships, providing 10,000 more students with access to high-quality child care and preschool. Governor Dayton has also proposed $40 million to help Minnesota school districts provide optional All-Day K to students free of charge.

What: Marshall Early Education Roundtable

Who: Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius

Where: Marshall District Offices, 401 South Saratoga Street, Marshall, MN 56258

When: Monday, March 25, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.

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