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MEDIA ADVISORY: April 19, 2013

Contact: Keith Hovis, 651-582-8275 or

Commissioner Cassellius to Hold Early Education Roundtable in Brainerd

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 Brainerd. The Commissioner will join Brainerd Superintendent Steve Razidlo, teachers and administrators to talk about the current state of early education in Brainerd.

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 kindergarten to students free of charge.


· Brainerd Early Education Roundtable


· Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius


· Washington Educational Services, 804 Oak Street, Brainerd, MN 56401


· Monday, April 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.