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House Education Leaders’ Statement on Summer Learning Investments

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

St. Paul, MN - House DFL education leaders released the following statements on investments for summer learning for Minnesota students:

“Governor Walz has been a strong partner with House DFLers on prioritizing our students and families over the past year,” said House Education Finance Chair Jim Davnie (DFL-Minneapolis). “Today’s announcement of summer school investments is a positive step forward in ensuring our students have a chance to catch up after a challenging year.”

“We know every child’s education needs are unique,” said House Education Policy Chair Ruth Richardson (DFL-Mendota Heights). “A robust summer learning package will help meet those existing needs, address learning loss and social and emotional learning, and deliver the resources our students need to be successful.”

“Summer learning is one important way to help our students recover from potential learning loss from a year of distance learning,” said House Speaker Melissa Hortman. “I'm pleased these investments were part of our bipartisan budget agreement and are being made available right away.”