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K-12 Education

Conservation Department gives $10,000 in gear to Columbia high schools

The donation from Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation to Hickman, Battle and Rock Bridge high schools will strengthen their outdoor curriculums.

Recess incident prompts more training for Blue Ridge Elementary lunch monitors

Lunch monitors will receive additional training after 72 fourth-grade students were forced to stand in 89-degree heat during their recess period on Aug. 21. 

Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds over Common Core

The U.S. Department of Education has used a $4.3 billion grant program and federal policy waivers to encourage states to adopt uniform education standards and testing.

Two Columbia middle schools will test teen courts as alternative to justice system

A program at Lange and West middle schools this fall is designed to help reduce the number of young people being sent to the juvenile justice system and address racial discrepancies in those referrals.

Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

When Columbia Public Schools adjusted its start times, the district gave high schools the latest start time at 9 a.m.

Charter high schools disappearing in Missouri

DeLaSalle Education Center in Kansas City is the only alternative charter high school among 45 charter schools operating in Kansas City and St. Louis.

Rock Bridge, Columbia Area Career Center get buzz-in systems

The final two schools in the Columbia School District are getting a buzz-in security system, which is part of a districtwide evaluation of safety issues.

Public schools welcome students with new teachers, facilities

The opening of schools unfolded well Tuesday in Columbia, despite phone lines being down for a short period of time, according to school officials. A total of 18,178 students came on the first day of classes.

 

Students at Derby Ridge Elementary ready for first day of school

Derby Ridge Elementary welcomed students at "Meet the Teacher Night." Students expressed their eagerness for the new school year, which starts Tuesday.

Judge rules in favor of Normandy parents

Judge Michael Burton ruled Friday that the Pattonville, Ritenour and Francis Howell school districts must immediately allow the children of four families in the Normandy school district to return to their schools.

Jefferson Middle School cools down just in time for school

The 103-year-old school is the last of the public schools in Columbia to be air conditioned.

The District gets Downtown Merit Award for partnership with Douglass High School

What started off in May 2012 as job training soon became life skills training, said Carrie Gartner, who was involved in the partnership. 

Outdoor Classroom Program will start at Columbia schools this fall

After a merger with the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture and the Columbia Outdoor Classroom Project, the new Outdoor Classroom Program will begin this fall at at least eight public schools.

White students to no longer be majority at school

For the first time ever, U.S. public schools are projected to have more minority students than non-Hispanic whites, a shift largely fueled by growth in the number of Hispanic children.

EnCircle equips autistic young adults with technical skills

The nonprofit started a crowdsourcing campaign to raise money for more resources for people with autism.

Health fair to offer free screenings, school supplies

The Boone County Back-to-School Health Fair for children entering grades K-12 will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Family Impact Center, 105 E. Ash St.

UPDATE: 4 districts dropped from school transfer lawsuit

The plaintiffs asked a judge to drop all but Pattonville and Ritenour from the lawsuit because the other districts have agreed to accept Normandy students.

Nixon urges school chiefs to oppose tax breaks

The governor called the 2014 legislative session "the worst six months for public education in recent memory."

State alters transfer plan for Normandy

A new policy approved Tuesday allows students who transferred in 2013-14 to continue to transfer, regardless of where they attended in 2012-13.

More funding secured for Columbia public preschool — but not space

Columbia might not fully benefit from a new law intended to improve early childhood education in Missouri because the school district has very little room to take more preschool students.

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