1/31/2013

The Missouri State Board of Education is supporting two legislative bills on funding for early childhood education and aid for struggling districts, board President Peter Herschend told business and local education leaders Tuesday. Under one proposal, the board would gain authority to intervene immediately -- bypassing a two-year waiting period -- in districts that have lost accreditation. The other bill would allow the state to provide funding to districts for voluntary pre-K programs once the state's foundation formula is fully funded.

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