Kansas Spent Less On Pre-K Education In 2011-2012 School Year

By: Stephanie Schultz
By: Stephanie Schultz

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Kansas ranks near the bottom when it comes to investing in children before they start school.

The National Institute for Early Education Research released a report Monday finding Kansas spent $601 less per child for pre-K students during the 2011-2012 school year.

The state fell in rankings from 33rd to 37th out of 40 states who offer pre-K programs.

Across the country, pre-K funding decreased by more than half a billion dollars, the largest one-year drop ever.

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