No Child Act leaves ESL learners behind

When the parents of third-graders met in March to hear Columbia Public School District representatives talk about standardized testing at Paxton Keeley Elementary School, one mother’s concerns centered on one aspect most parents took for granted.

Seung Hee Han moved to Columbia from Korea last year with her daughter. Han worried that the language of Missouri’s standardized test was too hard and unfamiliar for her daughter, who doesn’t know English as well as other third-graders do.

Franz to sub as provost for Deaton

When MU Provost Brady Deaton becomes interim chancellor at MU this fall, campus administrator Lori Franz will step into Deaton’s shoes.

Deaton announced Monday that Franz — vice provost of undergraduate studies since 2002 — will serve as interim provost starting Sept. 1. That’s when Deaton will at least temporarily succeed Chancellor Richard Wallace, who is retiring. Franz was notified of her new position last week.

Soprano sings to raise tuition

Milagros Cruz only had to see one opera to know what she wanted to do with her life.

In her first semester at Syracuse University, she was required to attend “Otello” for a music history class.

Sprucing up Garth Avenue

As evidenced by the bulldozers and backhoes and a swath of fallen trees, the city’s effort to widen Garth Avenue is now under way.

The road is now closed to all traffic between North Garth Court and the entrance to the Bear Creek Trail parking lot, requiring residents living north of Bear Creek to use Blue Ridge Road and Missouri 763 to access areas south of their homes. Through traffic has also been restricted between Thurman Street and North Garth Court, as well as between Caribou Drive and the Bear Creek Trail parking lot.

Improved Fewell set for big role

Wes Fewell wasn’t having much fun playing for the Mid-Missouri Mavericks early last season.

The problem wasn’t so much that the Mavericks were struggling on their way to a last-place, 33-57 finish.

Seeking memorable finish

The memories of Hickman’s 2002 and 2003 sectional soccer losses linger.

Junior Megan McCabe described them as horrible and disappointing.

Cougars still alive with two victories

The Cougars defeated Rio Grande 3-2 in nine innings and Point Noma Lazarene 1-0 in 11 innings on Monday at the NAIA Tournament in Decatur, Ala., to move a win away from the final four.