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The New York Times endorsed Senators Elizabeth Warren of MA and Amy Klobuchar of MN. Plus, on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, candidates spoke at a forum about protecting democracy, "a decade after Citizens United."

Public News Service - MO: Education

In his second State of the State address, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said the state's economy is strong. (Ktrimble/WikiMedia)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Stronger communities, workforce and education, infrastructure and government reform -- Gov. Mike Parson says those are his four areas of focus for 2020. In his State of the State speech on Wednesday, Parson outlined his $30 billion budget plan, which proposes setting aside $

Teacher pay in Missouri ranks among the lowest in the country. (Adobe Stock)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Under a new plan proposed by the state Board of Education, Missouri teachers would see their base pay increase from $25,000 to $32,000. Bruce Moe, executive director of the Missouri State Teachers Association, says the educators he represents, especially those working in rur

Kansas City has one of the largest after-school chess programs in the country, attracting students of all ages. (venturaartist/Pixabay)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The game of chess dates back to the sixth century, and Kansas City schools are capitalizing on that staying power to get children involved in playing a game known to enhance students' self-confidence, thinking skills and academic achievement. More than 40 schools in the Ka

An analysis of the share of federal spending on things such as education and child-abuse prevention shows a 10% decline since fiscal year 2015. (Brian A. Jackson/iStockphoto)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A new report shows the share of federal spending on children was at an all-time low in fiscal year 2019. The 13th annual Children's Budget Book, released today, finds the share of spending on children - at 7.21% - is down 10% in the past four years. Bruce Lesley is pres

Young farmers, age 35 years or less, make up 10% of Missouri farmers while about 25% of farmers were considered new and beginning farmers, with 10 years or less of experience. (pewtrusts.org)

POTOSI, Mo. – The Washington County Home Grown Tour and Field Dinner will draw a community together in Missouri this weekend, and two students planning a future in agriculture will benefit. The event allows people to see the variety of family farming opportunities available in Washington Cou

Community health workers in some Missouri schools help students find resources beyond school, from health services to shoes or clothing if needed. (sonja_paetow/Pixabay)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Kids need both social and emotional tools to be successful in school, and one Missouri school district is doing its best to see that they get both. The Eldon School District is using grant money to educate what they call the "whole child." That has meant hiring a community hea

Missouri students ages 13-17 competed for grant money to help fight hunger and food insecurity in the No Kid Hungry Youth Innovation Challenge. (oukas.info)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri school kids were so eager to participate in the "No Kid Hungry Innovation Challenge" that it was a full house when they pitched their ideas for reducing child hunger and food insecurity. The challenge distributed $14,000 in grants to students who had the most i

Each month more than 5,000 Missourians take academic classes in Department of Corrections facilities. (doc.mo.gov)

UPDATE: On Wednesday, 11/14, President Donald Trump indicated support for a prison reform bill observers believe has a chance for bipartisan Congressional passage which includes improving rehabilitation programs. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When Missouri hosted its first conference to address how t

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