ECM Editorial Board: A growing number of scientific findings on early brain development and the ability of children to learn more earlier is leading educational and business leaders to push for more state funding to educate three-and four-year-old children, particularly from communities with concentrations of poor families. Experts say that at the age of five [...]
ECM Editorial Board ECM Publishers, Inc. Gov. Mark Dayton’s revised budget is much improved over his initial budget of January 2013. He dumped the “business-to-business” sales tax that generated a snowstorm of opposition from Edina to Elk River, from Caledonia to Little Falls, and all parts in between. Business-to-business sales taxes hurt a company’s bottom [...]
Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed to invest $40 million to expand participation in all-day kindergarten.
ECM Publishers, Inc. ECM Editorial Board Eight dollars to take a photo of a public document? Eight bucks, the district court administrator’s office in Little Falls told a reporter who requested not a copy of the document, but the mere “privilege” of shooting it. That’s a fanciful interpretation of Minnesota data privacy law, which clearly [...]
ECM Editorial Board ECM Publishers, Inc. There’s evidence that the education system in Minnesota needs to be examined and strengthened. Improving it is always evolving with the goal of providing the best education possible for all students. The state constitution says a general and uniform system of public schools should be established through taxation or [...]