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Julie Baker guides her students in her Lawson Elementary School classroom. They are in a science class where they are learning the different parts of plants and their respective roles. Students in the background are Jackeline Bravo, Holden Libbert, Christian Vertiz-Cruz and Thomas Kesete.

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Missouri’s teacher pension fund gets high marks

Legislators seeking a bigger role in operation

One of the largest “employers” in Cole County isn’t an employer at all. With 3,838 retirees on the “payroll” in central Missouri alone, PSRS/PEERS distributes more than $104 million in annual benefits into the Mid-Missouri economy.

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