early childhood summit

by Jim Boyle Editor In 2003 the six Initiative Foundations around the state and the McKnight Foundation launched the Minnesota Early Childhood Initiative. “We recognize unique challenges and opportunities being on the edge of the metropolitan area,” Kathy Gaalswyk said at Wednesday’s Early Childhood Summit. “We remain committed to working with you.” There are 86 [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The end of Wednesday’s Early Childhood Summit was described by Charlie Blesener as a beginning, something he said Plato had something to say about. “The beginning is the most important part of the work,” the famous philosopher stated centuries ago. Blesener, the Elk River Area School District’s director community engagement, said [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor As a youngster Albert Harold Quie thought he lacked courage. He didn’t as an adult. And at 88 years of age, the former Minnesota governor and Congressman, who once ran with a street gang just to gain insight into the young men caught up in that life, continues to put up [...]

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