National NEA president praises Minnesota's early education efforts

Posted 9/12/13 - St. Paul Pioneer Press

Minnesota continues to garner praise from national educators for increasing early education funding.

Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National Education Association, was the latest top education leader to stop in Minnesota to applaud lawmakers' decision to fund all-day kindergarten and other initiatives for young learners. Van Roekel's group represents 3.2 million educators nationwide and is the largest labor union in the U.S.

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