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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton listens Tuesday, July 16, 2013, while U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan tells a Bloomington, Minn., audience that better funding of early-childhood education is critical for many reasons. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

US education secretary joins chorus seeking early-childhood funding

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – President Barack Obama’s education secretary told an audience packed with Minnesota educators Tuesday that he would like to send the state millions more dollars to match state money approved this year to increase early-childhood education.


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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.