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Missouri senators have voted to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a proposal to rein in the amount of money lawmakers aim to provide to K-12 schools.

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  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri education officials have adopted a new set of education benchmarks to replace the Common Core learning standards the state is ditching.

The State Board of Education approved new goals Tuesday for what children should learn in math, English, social studies and science in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Lawmakers in 2014 required the state board to adopt new standards in an attempt to drop the Common Core guidelines.

Conservatives have criticized those standards as being adopted without enough input from Missourians.

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JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri lawmakers have passed a spending plan that includes about $69 million more for K-12 schools and nearly $10 million more in performance funding for higher education.

The House Budget Committee on Wednesday passed a package of bills outlining state spending. The measures cover the fiscal year that begins July 1.

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Missouri's K-12 public schools would get about a $76 million increase in basic funding under the budget proposed by a House panel.

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A spending plan to increase money for Missouri K-12 public education has won initial House approval.

The House spent hours Tuesday tweaking a package of bills that outline a roughly $8.8-billion general revenue budget for next fiscal year.

Because of a dispute over how much money to put in this year's supplemental budget, Gov. Jay Nixon has cut $22 million from public schools and higher education.  

Nixon, a Democrat, announced Thursday that he's cutting $15.6 million from the current budget for K-12 schools, $3.2 million from community colleges, and $3.2 million from four-year institutions. 

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Governor Jay Nixon pitched a nearly $26 billion budget to the state of Missouri during Monday night's State of the State Address. It includes spending increases for K-12 schools, higher education, and the proposed Medicaid expansion he’s been calling for since late November.