Yesterday, something really important happened. Many new investments in education took effect yesterday, thanks to Gov. Dayton and the Senate DFL. The Governor and the Senate fought hard to ensure that our schools were properly funded when Republicans wanted to shortchange our children, and that starts to pay off this week!
The $525 million in new education funding will increase funding for every Minnesota classroom, improve early learning and literacy, and provide new needed resources for American Indian education and English language learners.
Gov. Dayton said of this great opportunity for Minnesota students:
“This year, made important new investments in education…We have a lot more work to do to close achievement gaps in Minnesota, and provide excellent educations for every student. I will remain fiercely committed to that important work in the years ahead.”