The Pew Research Religion and Public Life Project, teachers rank second behind the military in the public's esteem. Yet about 8 percent of public school teachers left the profession in 2008-09 and another 7 percent moved to a different school, according to the latest National Center for Education Statistics research.
An aviation maintenance and overhaul firm from the state of Washington says it plans to bring about 600 jobs to the maintenance base at Kansas City International Airport.
KCPT spent $1.1 million to buy the license to operate the station and is planning to spend $600,000 for improvements, including tower upgrades.
On Thursday, pre-k classes decorated gingerbread houses with frosting and red and green candy, and the kindergarten through fifth-graders decorated gingerbread people.
The Columbia Title I preschools use what’s called the HighScope curriculum. This system focuses not just on academic, cognitive and language skills but incorporates life skills such as independence, decision-making and problem solving.
Columbia will see a wet weekend, with snow late Saturday. The snow is expected to taper off Sunday.
TOP 10 SPORTS MOMENTS OF 2013: No. 8 — Missouri's Ron Lykins to coach U.S. paralympic men's wheelchair basketball
Ron Lykins, the men's wheelchair basketball coach at Missouri, will coach the U.S. paralympic men's wheelchair basketball team for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The National Wheelchair Basketball Association made the announcement in January.
Missouri State's swarming defense limited Missouri's red-hot offense to just 53 points as the Tigers dropped their second game this season.
The tower, which is being built along Providence road just south of the MU sports facilities, is replacing a temporary "cow" — a cell tower on wheels — in a location selected "to help off-load demand during MU athletic events," Columbia Development Services Manager Pat Zenner said.
Kelly Wallis said her vision for the department includes providing services that will prevent children and families from going into crises such as substance abuse problems, mental health issues and domestic issues.
Police conducted an administrated review to determine why there was a delay in officers discovering that the accident involved a person. The incident had been assumed to be a driver versus deer case until the victim was found.
Missouri ranks second in the nation in the percentage of families suffering from what the feds term “very low food security," according to a recent study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
No one was injured, but there was significant damage to the home, said Josh Creamer, captain with the Boone County Fire Protection District.
MU received $4.5 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that will go toward research on patient-centered care.
The chain said customers who made purchases by swiping their cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 may have had their accounts exposed. The stolen data includes customer names, credit and debit card numbers, card expiration dates and the three-digit security codes located on the backs of cards.
Sales are up 2 percent to $176.7 billion from Nov. 1 through Sunday, according to data from ShopperTrak. That's a slower pace than expected with few days left in the season.
Fordyce is a fourth-generation farmer and has been chairman of the Missouri State Soil and Water Districts Commission since 2008. The Agriculture Department has had interim leadership since Nixon abruptly replaced director Jon Hagler on Oct. 11.
The library has decided to transform its training center, currently used for its computer training programs, into another public meeting room.
The move by Attorney General Gary King comes after a federal appeals court rolled back a court order that had kept Valley Meat Co. from starting operations earlier this fall.
Santa Claus may be popularly known as a white-bearded benefactor with Dutch-English origins, but multiethnic versions of Santa are making the rounds out there, too — illustrating that in an increasingly diverse United States, Santa takes on whatever color you imagine him to be.