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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is joined by St. Louis Board of Alderman Antonio French (L) ) to announce $500,000 will be funded to expand access to math and science tutoring and enrichment programs to an additional 350 students from low-income families in St. Louis, during a press conference at the University of Missouri -St. Louis in St. Louis on October 2, 2014. The in-school and after-school tutoring services will be provided through a new partnership between the College of Education at the University of Missouri and The North Campus, an organization founded by Alderman French to provide targeted, intensive educational supports to help lift students and their families out of poverty. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon released the following news release:

“Gov. Jay Nixon today signed an executive order activating the Missouri National Guard to support law enforcement during any period of unrest that might occur following the grand jury’s decision concerning the investigation into the death of Michael Brown. The Governor said the Guard will provide support for law enforcement’s objectives of maintaining safety and protecting constitutional rights.

“As part of our ongoing efforts to plan and be prepared for any contingency, it is necessary to have these resources in place in advance of any announcement of the grand jury’s decision,” Gov. Nixon said. “These additional resources will support law enforcement’s efforts to maintain peace and protect those exercising their right to free speech. The National Guard is well-suited to provide security at command posts, fire stations and other locations as well as perform other functions that will free up law enforcement officers to remain focused on community policing and protecting constitutional rights.”

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