Summer Learning Plan
Today is the last day of school for Eden Prairie's students, who time and again have faced incredible challenges during the last school year. In recognition of the struggles faced by students all over the state, another important part of our bipartisan budget agreement includes an immediate one-time investment to support our students who have had to deal with so much during the past year. Last week, based on legislation we had passed in the Minnesota House, Governor Walz announced a Summer Learning Plan to help students recover from the pandemic. The plan includes an investment of $75 million of Minnesota’s American Rescue Plan funds in summer learning programs. Of this, $34.6 million is dedicated to providing academic and mental health support during the summer and beyond.
The rest of the funds will provide preschool for four- and five-year-olds, expand access to tutoring, strengthen Adult Basic Education programs, and support academic enrichment and college readiness initiatives. This package of investments will help students, families, educators, and communities bounce back and prepare for a bright future.