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MEDIA ADVISORY: March 26, 2013

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

Commissioner Cassellius to Hold Early Education Roundtable in Moorhead

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 Wednesday in Moorhead. The Commissioner will join Moorhead Superintendent Lynne Kovash, teachers and administrators to talk about the current state of early education in Moorhead. The Commissioner will also hold a roundtable on early education Thursday in Winona.

In his budget, Governor Mark Dayton proposes an $84 million investment 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 kindergarten to students free of charge.

What:

• Moorhead Early Education Roundtable

Who:

• Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius

Where:

• Probstfield Center for Education, 2410 14th Street South, Moorhead, MN 56560

When:

• Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 2:45 p.m.

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