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Preschools receive state money

June 11, 2002
By: Julie Kroenig
State Capital Bureau

Some local preschool will receive money from the government. Julie Kroenig has more in Jefferson City.

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Governor Holden announced that 47 preschool programs across Missouri will get state grants.

Several of those are in St. Louis.

These grants will either start or expand early childhood education programs or will train staff to work at existing preschool programs.

His spokesperson, Chris Kelly, says the Governor wants to try to help kids throughout Missouri.

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Contents: These grants assist a lot of smaller school districts and rural communities. It's part of the statewide program to help children, rather they're urban or rural.

The Parkway School District a few other private preschools in St. Louis will be receiving grants.

Julie Kroenig, for CBS News, Jefferson City, Missouri.

Date:June 11, 2002

By: Julie Kroenig

State Capital Bureau

The Parkway School District and other private schools will get state money for preschool programs.

Julie Kroenig has the story in Jefferson City.

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Governor Holden announced that 47 preschool programs throughout the state will receive grants.

His spokesperson, Chris Kelly, says these programs help preschools in rural and urban areas throughout the state.

Some St. Louis preschools will be helped through the "Missouri Preschool Project."

Julie Kroenig has more at the state Capitol.

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Governor Holden announced that 47 preschools across the state will be receiving grants awarded by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

His spokesperson says that the Governor wanted to help schools across the state, in both rural and urban areas.

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Contents: This was a big pitch for the Governor earlier this year. It is part of his education accountability plan.

The money from the grants will be used to start of expand preschool programs throughout the state.

Smaller grants were given to existing preschools to train staff.

The Parkway School District and some private preschool programs from the St. Louis area received grants.

Julie Kroenig, for CBS News, Jefferson City, Missouri.0»

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Contents: The new grants are authorized by state law and range from 40,000 to 160,000 dollars. That's dependent on the size of the local program and the number of children that is served.

This money was awarded by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

It will fund the development or expansion of preschool programs across Missouri.

Julie Kroenig, for CBS News, Jefferson City, Missouri.