Walz highlights investments in early education

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Gov. Tim Walz touted the state’s investments in early education Friday morning during a visit to a local elementary school.

The governor’s office says the state secured funding to make 4,000 pre-kindergarten seats, which were set to expire next year, permanent, while adding an additional 5,000 seats over the next two years.

To celebrate the expanded early education access, Walz joined school leaders and early childhood educators in Hopkins on Friday morning.

They also highlighted the increased education funding passed by state lawmakers earlier this year.

You can watch the full news conference in the video player above.