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U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan receives a warm welcome and a thank you note from Jody Bohrer's Kindersprouts at Pond Early Childhood Center, Tuesday, July 16, 2013 in Bloomington, Minn. Duncan visited the preschool to drum up support for President Barack Obama's "Preschool for All" initiative.

In Bloomington, nation’s head of education pushes funding

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BLOOMINGTON — 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.