Entries by MinneMinds News

End of Special Session Update

Today, the families of 40,000 Minnesota children under age five cannot afford quality early care and education. Thanks to bipartisan compromise and the leadership of our governor and legislative leaders, thousands of Minnesota’s youngest and most vulnerable children may now have access to early childhood programs. The MinneMinds Coalition would like to thank Governor Dayton, […]

Special Session Update #2 from MinneMinds

The legislature is making progress at the capitol the Capitol. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay in the loop. Below, we provide… An Update from the Capitol In The News: Special Session Continues Thursday In The News: Exhausted legislature Takes a Night Off, as Budget Remains Unfinished In The News: Guest Opinion: Closing state opportunity gaps requires […]

Special Session Update from Minneminds

Things are moving quickly at the Capitol. There will be additional updates as things progress, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay in the loop. Below, we provide… An Update from the Capitol Some Recent News: “Legislature gets budget deal — but will need an overtime special session” (Excerpt) via Pioneer Press A […]

MinneMinds Coalition Letter to Governor Mark Dayton

May 17, 2017 Governor Dayton: The MinneMinds Coalition thanks you for advocating for Minnesota’s youngest and most vulnerable children. We know this work has been especially challenging with this year’s budget negotiations. As you know, we must take action to address Minnesota’s worst-in-the-nation opportunity gap. To close this gap, we need investment in early care […]

Letter to Health and Human Services Conference Committee Members

Dear Health and Human Services Conference Committee Members: The MinneMinds Coalition would like to thank members of the House and Senate for advocating for Minnesota’s youngest and most vulnerable children. We also thank Chairs Dean and Benson for their tireless and thoughtful leadership on behalf of children. We know this work has been especially challenging […]

Letter to Education Conference Committee Members

Dear Education Conference Committee Members: The MinneMinds Coalition would like to thank members of the House and Senate for advocating for Minnesota’s youngest and most vulnerable children. We also thank Education Finance Committee Chairs Nelson and Loon for their leadership on behalf of children. We know this work has been especially challenging with this year’s […]

Letter to the Minnesota Senate

Chair Nelson and Members of the Senate, The MinneMinds Coalition would like to thank Senate Members for their tireless and thoughtful work in advocating for Minnesota’s youngest and most vulnerable children. This work is essential to eliminate Minnesota’s opportunity gap, which is the worst in the nation. We thank Chair Nelson for her efforts on […]

Letter to the Minnesota House of Representatives

Chair Loon and Members of the Minnesota House of Representatives, The MinneMinds Coalition would like to thank House Members for their tireless and thoughtful work in advocating for Minnesota’s youngest and most vulnerable children. This work is essential to eliminate Minnesota’s opportunity gap, which is the worst in the nation. We thank Chair Loon and […]

Boosting economy from infancy

By PIONEER PRESS | news@pioneerpress.com PUBLISHED: March 24, 2007 at 11:01 pm | UPDATED: November 14, 2015 at 4:42 am Imagine this scenario: a variety of “teams” aggressively competing to recruit hot prospects barely out of diapers. Sounds like a kiddie NFL football draft. It’s not. It’s roughly my take of Arthur Rolnick’s designs on […]