Taping Date 07/16/13 and 08/28/13
The first section of this episode highlights excerpts of the Early Learning Town Hall Forum held at Kennedy High School in Bloomington on July 16, 2013. Panelists, discussing the importance and impact of early learning, are Gov. Mark Dayton; U.S. Sec. of Education Arne Duncan; Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius; Art Rolnick, economist and senior fellow, Univ. of Minn; Laysha Ward, Pres. of Community Relations, Target Corp.; Maj. Gen. Richard C. Nash, adjutant general, Minn. National Guard; and Rev. Peg Chemberlin, Exec. Dir., Minn. Council of Churches.
In the second section, Commissioner Cassellius talks with Melvin Carter, director of the Office of Early Learning, about the importance of early learning and the new early learning scholarships program.