The prevailing thought seems to be that students have lost interest in school, so unless they are provided with the right answers to test scores they are unable to pass.
Balmy, seasonal temperatures Tuesday provided a respite from what's been an unpredictable spring in Columbia.
The incident took place at about 10 p.m. on the 2100 block of Prathersville Road, where deputies observed a vehicle operating in a careless and imprudent manner, according to a news release.
Several years ago, I re-discovered a road map for life itself, an ancient teaching that is like a spiritual GPS, directing our lives with thought-by-thought precision.
John Hall, a frequent contributor, snapped photos of robins trying to stay warm.
Here's a look at the agenda and the actions the council took on various items.
The Columbia Mall, located on Bernadette Drive, has more than 100 stores.
Matt Wieters drove in three runs, including the tiebreaker in the eighth inning, and the Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 Tuesday night on a soggy night at Camden Yards.
The Cubs ended the Cardinals' six-game winning streak Tuesday night, which was their longest since an eight-game run July 11-21, 2010.
The Blues have a day to reboot the system and still have home-ice advantage, by virtue of finishing a single point ahead of the Kings for the fourth seed in the Western Conference.
The Los Angeles Kings evened their first-round series with the St. Louis Blues at two games apiece with a 4-3 victory that included two third period goals Monday night.
The uncooperative weather narrows the window of opportunity for farmers to decide and plant crop seeds to grow this season.
A group of House and Senate members decided Tuesday to provide a $25 million funding increase to public colleges and universities based on whether they have met performance criteria such as student graduation rates.
Legislators should avoid draconian action with low-income housing tax credits because it has a proven track record.
The anger about the Common Core State Standards is being fueled by conspiracy theorists, including some in the Missouri legislature, who see them as some evil federal takeover of schools.
Authorities have arrested three brothers but released no names and gave no information about them or what charges they might face.
Western Governors University targets working adults and allows students to complete courses at their own pace.
A panel of House and Senate members agreed Tuesday to cut funding by one-third next year for the motor vehicle division in the Department of Revenue.
The legislation takes aim at the local ordinances that require mandatory mediations between lenders and homeowners before certain foreclosures.
Known as the Common Core State Standards, the new benchmarks represent an effort adopted by 45 states to come up with a consistent means of determining what students should know when they prepare for college.