ROSE NOLEN: Time to examine what and how teachers teach

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU students enjoy seasonably warm Columbia day

Balmy, seasonal temperatures Tuesday provided a respite from what's been an unpredictable spring in Columbia.

Deputies search for man who fled after chase

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.

FROM READERS: 'Love those who hate you' and other lessons from the Sermon on the Mount

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.

FROM READERS: Birds affected by 'global colding'

John Hall, a frequent contributor, snapped photos of robins trying to stay warm.

May 6 City Council Action

Here's a look at the agenda and the actions the council took on various items.

COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia Mall

The Columbia Mall, located on Bernadette Drive, has more than 100 stores.

Matt Wieters carries Orioles over Royals

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.

Wood outpitches Lynn in Cubs' win over Cards

The Cubs ended the Cardinals' six-game winning streak Tuesday night, which was their longest since an eight-game run July 11-21, 2010.

Kings have momentum, Blues still have home-ice advantage

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.

L.A. Kings rally late, even series with Blues

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.

Wet spring brings troubling start to corn planting in Midwest

The uncooperative weather narrows the window of opportunity for farmers to decide and plant crop seeds to grow this season.

Education to get more money in Missouri budget plan

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.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Go slow with tax credit caps

Legislators should avoid draconian action with low-income housing tax credits because it has a proven track record.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Paranoia about Common Core is a lousy way to fix schools

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.

Frantic 911 call leads to three missing women in Ohio

Authorities have arrested three brothers but released no names and gave no information about them or what charges they might face.

Nixon touts nonprofit online university in new ad

Western Governors University targets working adults and allows students to complete courses at their own pace.

Missouri lawmakers cut funding to licensing agency

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.

Missouri bill would end foreclosure mediations

The legislation takes aim at the local ordinances that require mandatory mediations between lenders and homeowners before certain foreclosures.

Missouri Senate wants hearings on new education standards

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.