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Minnesota’s littlest learners benefiting from All-Day Kindergarten

9/4/2014 10:14:43 AM

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KEYC 12 News in Mankato reports on impact of all-day Kindergarten

As Minnesota students return to the classroom, our littlest learners are set to benefit from some big new investments. In 2013, we made a historic investment in all-day Kindergarten, ensuring every Minnesota student has access, free of charge. After a year to get ready, all Minnesota schools are now offering all-day Kindergarten to our families this fall.

This investment is sure to make a big difference for our students. All-Day Kindergarten has a proven track record of success, preparing young learners for success in school.

  • The Studies Prove It - Numerous studies done over the past two decades show that All-Day K programs consistently lead to better preparedness for students and higher achievement over the long term.

  • The Return on Investment is Real - All-Day K is a wise investment in our children's future, with some studies suggesting a return on investment as high as 3:1.

  • All-Day K Will Narrow the Achievement Gap - Minnesota has one of the nation's most glaring achievement gaps, ranking 49th among the 50 states. A growing body of research shows that All-Day K programs lead to higher academic achievement and reduced achievement gaps between students of different socioeconomic groups.


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