Josh Boyer's death was ruled a suicide, but his mother, Neecy Jarman, believes otherwise. She says his death was the result of a dangerous game that's well-known among kids but little-discussed by parents and schools.
Columbia fourth and fifth-grade students presented their science experiment results Saturday at the second annual Columbia Science Fair.
The state has set aside $3.8 million to pay for the test, and about 65,000 public school juniors were expected to take advantage of it.
The Junior Achievement program held an event Tuesday with the goal of raising $20,000 to educate elementary students in financial and entrepreneurial subjects.
Organizers of the annual event hope that it will spur a young generation of Columbia residents to care about animal conservation and enjoying the outdoors. Hundreds of students from Columbia Public Schools experienced learning outside of the classroom at the Bonnie View Nature Sanctuary.
Over the past month, Oakland Middle School students researched the civil rights movement and prepared essays, posters and presentations for a Civil Rights Museum that was held at the middle school Thursday evening.
High school teacher Gina McLachlan was the kind of child who would cry on the last day of school.
Students at Rock Bridge Elementary will reach for the stars at their Moon Landing Night on April 23.
Students in areas around the world with limited Internet access will be able to download assignments to a mobile app then complete them while offline.
The Columbia City Council heard a plan to reduce student referrals to the juvenile justice system. The plan would establish guidelines and uniformity among Boone County agencies for handling school-related offenses.
A bus integrating science, technology, engineering, art and math will start being used at Columbia Public Schools starting this fall with Benton Elementary School.
Last year, lawmakers opposed to the Common Core required a review of the standards with the goal of replacing them with standards recommended by Missouri parents and teachers.
Children at UCP Heartland Child Development Center have a new play system with custom-designed blocks that allow them to build and rebuild their own playground.
Cheryl Brewer worked at Blue Ridge Elementary Schoo for 28 years. It was her first and last job in Columbia.
The school was put on lockdown at 3:25 p.m. and was reopened at 4:01 p.m., according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department.
Lawmakers last session passed a bill to take another look at the national Common Core standards.
Henke's favorite teacher taught world history and had great stories to share.
The bill will return to the House so that the differences between the two versions can be worked out.
In 2015, the high school wrestling teams in Columbia suffered poor participation numbers across the board. A lack of middle school wrestling and the sport's low popularity are factors, but parents and coaches are finding ways to increase interest in the sport to teach valuable life lessons they can't learn anywhere else.
Beeler is the assistant principal of Mill Creek Elementary School and worked with students in poverty for 18 years. Current Benton principal Troy Hogg is moving to the Kirkwood School District.