Published: May 30, 2014
This morning, Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius was in White Bear Lake, visiting the district’s early education program. Commissioner Cassellius toured the program, taking some time to interact with the kids, before sitting down with staff and parents to discuss the state of early learning and implementation of the state scholarships. To date, state scholarships have made it possible for 23 children in White Bear Lake to enroll in an early learning program.
In 2013, Governor Dayton and the Legislature invested $40 million in scholarships for low-income children to attend high-quality early learning programs; ensuring 8,000 kids will have access to a pre-K program over the biennium. This year, the Legislature added $4.6 million, allowing for 850-900 additional scholarships.
Below are photos from the visit:
Meet the 2015 Science Mathematics Principal
John Garcia, principal of Cedar Park Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) School in Apple Valley, has been named the 2015 Science and Mathematics Elementary and Middle Level Principal of the Year. Created through a partnership between the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association (MESPA), the award recognizes the importance of fostering lifelong science literacy and the key role principals play in developing a culture that encourages student interest in math and science.