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- Heading into Missouri’s 2019 legislative session, which began Jan. 9, Gov. Mike Parson was said to be focused on developing a workforce development agenda that included expanding statewide access to early-childhood education.
- Missouri may also see increased K-12 funding, with Parson’s proposed budget including a $61 million increase in per-student money for elementary and secondary education. Advocates have urged the legislature to prioritize public school funding and making the state’s education system more competitive.
- One lawmaker wants to lower the mandatory school age — the age by which parents must enroll their child in school — from 7 to 5 years old.