Minnesota lawmakers hold joint summit on early childhood education


Minnesota lawmakers from both the House and Senate gathered to hear from experts on early childhood education.

David Lawrence gave the keynote address. Lawrence retired in 1999 as publisher of The Miami Herald to work in the area of early childhood development and readiness and is currently president of The Early Childhood Initiative Foundation.

Jim Hoolihan from the Blandin Foundation told lawmakers about a program called Invest Early which aims to provide comprehensive early childhood education for underserved kids.

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