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Nancy Jost of the Fergus Falls-based West Central Initative tells a Minnesota Senate committee Thursday, April 11, 2013, that she supports early-childhood education provisions in an educataion finance bill. Don Davis | Forum News Service

Education: Senate wants to give youngest the biggest boost

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ST. PAUL — The need to spend more money on early-childhood education is simple for Nancy Jost: “It helps children get ready for life.”


With those seven words, the Fergus Falls woman boiled down why most Minnesota legislators want to increase spending for programs such as early-childhood scholarships and all-day kindergarten.

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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.