Policy Issue Briefing: Education Equity & Early Learners

Friday, September 15, 2017 1:00pm CDT
800 Washington Avenue N, 703, Minneapolis, MN

In some respects, the question of investing in early childhood and K-12 education has been settled in Minnesota. There is bipartisan support. The debates have shifted to "how and how much." But, there is much more to creating a healthy start and the opportunity for a successful learning experience. MCF currently supports public policy that promotes education equity in Minnesota, including an investment in early childhood education, supporting out of school time programming, and helping English language learners succeed. It's time to review and update our education equity policy commitment.

MCF's Government Relations and Public Policy Committee is hosting an Issue Briefing on eduation equity and early learners as part of its meeting on Friday, September 15.  The briefing will be from 1 to 2:15 pm. Funders will learn about the work of the Heading Home Minnesota Funders Collaborative and the relationship between stable housing and student success. Jean Sazevich, Director of the Heading Home Minnesota Funders Collaborative, will present on behalf of the Collaborative and will highlight the Collaborative's most recent efforts around Homework Starts with Home. We will also get an update from the Start Early Funders Coalition about Minnesota's efforts to provide early childhood education and support services.

MCF members are invited to participate in the briefing. It's your chance to get an update but also to weigh in on MCF's public policy agenda decisions.

The committee meeting starts at 1 pm.  The Issue Briefing presentations will be from appoximately 1:15 to 2:15 pm. You can attend the briefing at MCF's office or by video conference (Go to Meeting - video access @
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/979117037 / audio/audio-only access @ 646.749.3112 (code - 976.117.037). The committee will hold a discussion about MCF's education equity policy commitments following the briefing. Members are welcome to participate.

If you have questions about this event, please contact MCF's public policy team, either Bob Tracy or Katina Mortensen.

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