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Sept. 7, 2011MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

School Funding Formula

Although not part of this week's special session, Missouri lawmakers are continuing to work on the state's education funding.

The state set up a new funding formula in 2005 with the intent of phasing it in over 7 years. One of the issues involved is limited dollars going to both urban and rural schools across the state. But even a St. Louis senator, Robin Jones, says there's no real difference between urban and rural education.

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Senators are striving to update the state funding formula before 2013.