Maria Benevento

Maria Benevento

Maria Benevento is the education reporter at The Kansas City Beacon. She is a Report for America corps member.

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Can you live on retirement benefits as a Kansas or Missouri teacher? It depends

By: - October 18, 2021

This story was first published by The Kansas City Beacon. As local school systems are dealing with a teacher shortage, a new report ranks Missouri and Kansas in the bottom half of the pack nationally when it comes to state educator retirement programs. But a teachers union representative and the director of Missouri‚Äôs retirement program […]