Nicholas Banovetz is a past member of the 50CAN team. 

MinnCAN: The Minnesota Campaign for Achievement Now today released the following statement on Gov. Dayton’s proposed 2014-2015 budget:

“MinnCAN applauds Gov. Dayton’s inclusion of $44 million in early learning scholarships, but strongly advocates for increasing the additional investment to the requested $185 million," said Daniel Sellers, MinnCAN executive director. MinnCAN is a member of MinneMinds, a statewide campaign to increase access to quality early learning opportunities for Minnesota’s neediest 3- and 4-year-old children.

"MinnCAN also supports the governor’s proposed $10 million allocation for the implementation of teacher evaluations, a foundational tool to ensure all Minnesota children have access to highly effective teachers," continued Sellers. "These resources will strengthen our public schools as we work to close our nation-leading achievement gaps."

For interviews with Daniel Sellers, contact Nicholas Banovetz at: (651) 815-5999 or


About MinnCAN: Launched in January 2011, MinnCAN: The Minnesota Campaign for Achievement Now is an education reform advocacy nonprofit. MinnCAN is building a movement of Minnesotans dedicated to creating the political will to enact smart public policies to ensure that every Minnesota child has access to a great public school. Learn more at



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