Education Commissioner Discusses Budget Proposal

Shares Importance of Universal Free Pre-K

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Minnesota’s Education Commissioner made a stop in Duluth to talk about Governor Mark Dayton’s budget proposal.

The governor has made education a top priority, and has set a goal to have the state graduation rate over 90 percent by 2020.

His plan also includes creating universal free pre-kindergarten for every child in the state.

“The evidence is just so clear that students need to have really great pre–K before they come to kindergarten so that they’re ready, and every kid in Minnesota deserves a great start,” said Minnesota Commissioner of Education, Brenda Cassellius.

The commissioner says families can spend up to $12,000 annually on child care.

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