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School Vouchers Would Increase Costs for Local Taxpayers

State lawmakers are considering legislation that would expand the Missouri Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Program, or vouchers. While the financial impact of vouchers would vary widely by district, some increases could be substantial and may require a local tax increase.
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Missouri Will Receive About $430 Million from Education Stabilization Fund

According to new estimates, the federal economic stimulus package known as the CARES Act will provide $434 million in education stabilization funds to Missouri, including: $203.7 for K-12 schools, to be administered by the State of Missouri. The amount coming to Missouri is based
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Budget Basics: Higher Education

This primer is intended to serve as a guide for Missourians who care about higher education programs, and increase the transparency of the budget by providing information on where key programs can be found in the budget bills. View the 2021 Version View the 2020 Version View the
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Budget Basics: K-12 Education

This primer is intended to serve as a guide for Missourians who care about K-12 education programs, and increase the transparency of the budget by providing information on where key programs can be found in the budget bills. View the 2021 Version View the 2020 Version View the
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Strengthen Childcare Assistance to Increase Access to Quality Care

DOWNLOAD PDF Access to high quality, affordable childcare not only creates a solid foundation for children to thrive but is also an essential component of developing a strong workforce. Yet too many Missouri families face barriers in accessing childcare, either because of the
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Budget Basics: K-12 Education

This primer is intended to serve as a guide for Missourians who care about K-12 education programs, and increase the transparency of the budget by providing information on where key programs can be found in the budget bills. Download the PDF Version
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Budget Basics – Issue Primers

All Missourians want the best for our families – a bright future for our children, security for our seniors, and a shot at a better future for us all. Through its state budget, Missouri supports many programs that provide a foundation for its children, families, and seniors to
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Investing in Our Students: K-12 Education

Investing in Our Students’ Futures  Download the PDF of Investing in Our Students Missourians want to give our children the best possible chance at success. We want our children to have quality public schools that start them off right towards pursuing their dreams.
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Investing in a Skilled Workforce

A well-educated workforce helps attract businesses. But too many Missourians still can’t get the education and training needed for a good-paying job. Read more about Missouri’s investments in a skilled workforce here.
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Investing in a Strong Start: Early Education

Investing in a Strong Start Download PDF of Investing in a Strong Start All Missouri children should start school ready to learn so they have the best possible shot at success. Quality early care and education foster the development of cognitive and social skills that are
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