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VIDEO: Early Start for Future Success

January 21, 2013 By Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist

In continuing our conversation about state funding for all-day kindergarten, we talked with a longtime early childhood educator. Jonalyn Lippka, whose district (Burnsville-Eagan-Savage) made the financial commitment to offer free all-day kindergarten, says students learn a lot more than just how to socialize. Educators argue Minnesota's lack of all-day kindergarten leads to wide disparities in first grade reading and math readiness.


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