Gov. Tim Walz was not shy in his release of what he’s calling the “Due North” education plan, announced this week as part of his overall $52.4 billion biennial budget for Minnesota.

His plan features:

  • One-time infusion of declining enrollment aid to address some of the lost pupil revenue this year
  • 1% & 2.5% increases on the basic formula over the next two years
  • Reducing the special education cross-subsidy
  • Continuing the funding for the “school readiness plus” preschool program

In addition to these bigger ticket formula items, the Walz education plan includes numerous investments in student programs, including:

  • Services aimed at helping students recovery from the pandemic
  • Programs aimed at addressing racial and ethnic disparities in education
  • Culturally affirming programs
  • Diversification of the teaching workforce

Learn more about the 7-Point Plan.

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