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Thank You!

January 12, 2012 in Education, Events

Thank you for attending the Children & Youth Issues Briefing to celebrate recent successes, identify issues of importance for the 2012 legislative session and learn more about innovative initiatives making a difference in our communities. We hope you found the briefing to be informative and energizing.

When leaders of government, business and nonprofits align resources and devote themselves to overcoming challenges, we can achieve great things. Let’s leverage the current environment through cooperation, innovation and alignment to achieve exponential results for children.

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Minnesota Recipient of Race to the Top Federal Grant

December 16, 2011 in Education, Uncategorized, United Front Blog Archives

Grant furthers Dayton Administration’s commitment toward providing
quality early learning opportunities for all youth

With half of Minnesota’s youth entering kindergarten unprepared, the State took a large step forward today to ensure all young children will have access to high quality early learning. At an event at the White House, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced that Minnesota has won a federal Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge grant to advance early education efforts.  READ MORE

See Complete Race to the Top Application

Minnesota’s Race to the Top Application Submitted

October 21, 2011 in Education, Uncategorized, United Front Blog Archives

Minnesota has submitted its application for the federal Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grant. The application outlines a plan to close the persistent opportunity gap plaguing our state’s most high-risk children and families. The development of the plan was truly a collaborative effort between the Minnesota Departments of Education, Human Services and Health and was supported by a team of highly-knowledgeable and passionate experts in early learning and development. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this tremendous effort. To review the complete application, please go to Minnesota Race to the Top Application page.

Karen Cadigan, Office of Early Learning
Barb Yates, Early Learning Council