More Money for Challenging Classes

1 decade 2 weeks 13 hours ago January 10, 2007 Jan 10, 2007 Wednesday, January 10 2007 Wednesday, January 10, 2007 7:44:06 PM CST in News
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JEFFERSON CITY - Four Missouri school districts will share up to $300,000 in federal money to try to get high school students to take tougher courses. The goal is to get students to take four years of English, three years of math, three years of science, three-and-a-half years of social studies and two years of foreign language. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry will run the State Scholars Initiative. The districts selected so far are Jennings and Rockwood in the St. Louis area and Houston and Mexico in rural Missouri. The aim is to expand the program to one-third of the state's 524 school districts by 2010.

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