FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 30, 2014
CONTACT: Keith Hovis, firstname.lastname@example.org or 651.582.8275
ROSEVILLE – This morning, Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius was in White Bear Lake, visiting the district’s early education program. Commissioner Cassellius toured the program, taking some time to interact with the kids, before sitting down with staff and parents to discuss the state of early learning and implementation of the state scholarships. To date, state scholarships have made it possible for 23 children in White Bear Lake to enroll in an early learning program.
In 2012, Governor Dayton and the Legislature invested $40 million in early learning scholarships; ensuring 8,000 kids will have access to a pre-K program over the biennium. This year, they added another $4.6 million, allowing for nearly 900 additional scholarships.