Posts tagged with "education"

U.S. Education Secretary Has High Praise for State’s Universal PreK Proposal

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 29, 2015

This morning, Governor Mark Dayton and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited a preschool classroom in North Saint Paul, meeting with students, teachers, parents, and administrators to discuss the impacts of high-quality early learning programs on Minnesota’s youngest learners. Secretary Duncan talked of his support for Governor Dayton’s effort to provide free access to […]

GOPbudget plan leaves MN’s behind/helps corporate special interests get ahead

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 20, 2015

House DFL leaders say the Republican budget will leave behind behind kids, working families, and greater Minnesota in order to help corporate special interests get further ahead. “The Republicans have made a choice that tax breaks for corporations and special interests are more important than educating our kids or investing in Minnesota’s future,” said House […]

Proposal would send every four-year-old in Minnesota to high-quality, all-day preschool

Posted by HBC Newsdesk March 20, 2015

Minnesota could be among the first states in the country to offer free, full-day early learning programs for every four-year-old if a proposal from Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Senate becomes law this session. If passed, the proposal would allow an estimated 47,300 students to attend preschool in the program’s first year of operation. […]

Gov. Dayton named to NGA education and workforce committee

Posted by HBC Newsdesk September 16, 2014

Governor Mark Dayton was named as a member of the National Governors Association (NGA) Education and Workforce Committee. The Education and Workforce Committee has jurisdiction over issues in the area of education (including early childhood, K-12, and postsecondary) as well as in the areas of workforce development. Members of the committee ensure that the governors’ […]

WSU recognized as a “Best College”…again.

Posted by HBC Newsdesk August 22, 2014

Winona State University has once again been recognized as one of the “Best in the Midwest” in The Princeton Review’s annual “2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region” for the 11th time.” The list of regional best colleges is selected based on survey data regarding academic excellence and student experience. The regional best colleges identified by […]

Duran appointed President-elect MSCSET

Posted by HBC Newsdesk March 19, 2014

Dr. Dorothy Duran was appointed President-elect of Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical College today by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees following a recommendation from Chancellor Steven Rosenstone. According to her biography, Dr. Duran has served as vice president for academic affairs at Iowa Western Community College since 2006. Previously, she served at […]

United Way of the Greater Winona Area is focused on getting kids off on the right foot

Posted by HBC Newsdesk October 3, 2013

The United Way of the Greater Winona Area is working hard to make a difference in the community by investing in children. According to Executive Director Beth Fockner-Moe, the local United Way has refocused its mission by directing a portion of its proceeds towards early childhood education initiatives. She said that doing so will enhance […]

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