Governor Walz renewed calls for urgent consideration of legislation to fund summer learning programming to help Minnesota’s students as the state emerges from the effects of learning loss from the COVID-19 pandemic.
In response to this Senator Chuck Wiger (DFL-Maplewood), ranking DFL-lead on the Senate Education Finance and Policy Committee, released the following statement:
“This pandemic has brought an unprecedented challenge to our students, families, and teachers, and even though we are getting back into the classroom, we know we need to make real investments in the support services that will address any learning loss. We must move with urgency at the Legislature to provide the resources our districts need so they can put plans in place to help students at every age get the support they need. The state has a responsibility to act now for our students and make sure that they not only get caught up, but thrive.”