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MEDIA ADVISORY: April 30, 2013

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

Commissioner Cassellius to Hold Early Education Roundtable in Albert Lea

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 Albert Lea. The Commissioner will join Albert Lea Superintendent Michael Funk, teachers and administrators to talk about the current state of early education in Albert Lea.

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.

What:

• Albert Lea Early Education Roundtable

Who:

• Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius

Where:

• Boardroom, Brookside Education Center, 211 West Richway Drive, Albert Lea, MN 56007

When:

• Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.

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