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States surrounding Missouri and Kansas and child well being rankings

This week, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released its 35th edition of its KIDS COUNT Data Book. Among all states, Missouri ranked #32, and Kansas ranked #19 in overall child well-being, which examines economic well-being, education, health, and family and community data.

House members toss papers as session ends

As this is the last week of the Missouri legislative session, we are taking inventory of our wins this year and the incremental gains over the past ten years.

Rocket with dollar sign boosts

This week, we report on the teacher pay and incentive components of SB 727, an education omnibus bill signed into law by Missouri Governor Mike Parson.

preschool classroom with a rainbow over a bookcase

Parents can't afford to wait on childcare solution. This week, we examine the cost of childcare related to average family incomes in St. Charles County, Missouri, and a tax credit package proposed by lawmakers to incentivize investment in childcare providers to help with talent recruitment and...

Examining finance

Examining school finance 40 years after landmark report - This week, we examine a school finance report that investigates the complex relationship between school spending, equity, and student outcomes. We also cover the latest happenings in Missouri and Kansas.

Puzzle Pieces

Final pieces click into place to pass landmark bill - This week, we dive into the details of a massive education bill passed by the Missouri General Assembly that doubles state investment in early childhood education. We also provide details on the other latest happenings in Missouri and Kansas.

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