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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