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Public schools groups tout suite of bills promoting early childhood, special education

As reported by Chris Dunker

Advocates of public education touted a slew of bills being pushed by state senators Monday, saying the programs would be an investment in the state's future economy and workforce.

A total of nine bills were highlighted by Stand for Schools during a news conference in the Capitol Rotunda, targeting state and federal funds for special education, early childhood, career education, behavioral health and school nutrition programs across the state.

“Important investments don’t come for free, but the state’s budget is a reflection of its priorities,” said Ann Hunter-Pirtle, executive director of Stand for Schools, which organized Monday's rally. “These are the best investments we can make."

Read more in the Lincoln Journal Star.


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