K-12 Education

School board hears average ride times for bus routes

In other business, an assistant superintendent presented information on the district’s plan to transition middle and junior high schools to a sixth- through eighth-grade configuration.

School board approves northeast site for new high school

Columbia’s next public high school will be built on the 80-acre St. Charles Road Development site in the northeast part of the district.

School board to hear committee's site decision

The Columbia School Board will probably vote on whether to change the location for the district’s next high school Monday night.

Class of the classroom

More than 120 MU students applied for Teach for America in 2006.

Girl Scouts discover the Magic of Chemistry at MU

In 10 years, the Magic of Chemistry program has taught more than 2,500 mid-Missouri Girl Scouts about science.

Smoking ban panel brings out high school students

The panel included City Council members Chris Janku and Almeta Crayton, SAFE co-chairman Dean Anderson and Michael McClung, co-owner of Tonic, Déjà Vu and Quinton’s.

Re-roofing fumes send students back early

Columbia public school students who get supplemental education at the Center for Gifted Education were sent back early to their regular classes Thursday because of fumes anticipated from a re-roofing project.

Redistricting forums to be held at elementary schools

Open forums will be held this week to discuss redistricting concerns over the addition of another elementary school to Columbia.

A world without wallflowers

Hundreds of students crowded the dance floor Saturday night at Rock Bridge High School’s Homecoming dance, with no signs of anyone being left on the sidelines.

State pays enough for schools now, Mo. judge says

The state provides as much public school funding as the Missouri Constitution requires, a Cole County judge ruled Wednesday in rejecting a lawsuit filed by almost one-half of the state’s school districts, including Columbia Public Schools.

High school Homecoming festivities to converge at downtown parade Friday

High school Homecoming activities scheduled for the next week showcase spirit and alumni.

New elementary school could cause redistricting

The construction of Columbia’s new elementary school could cause the redistricting of five other elementary schools, officials said Thursday.

More than 1,000 petition for northern high school site

Marion Dickerson, a grandparent and signature collector, will speak to the high school site evaluation committee at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Architects, administrators reinvent high school designs

Innovations in architecture, technology and teaching methods have led to unique environments in high schools throughout the country, but the focus continues to be on student learning.

Panelists answer students’ questions about aging

At “The Issues Facing Aging America,” the first of four Speak Your Mind forums to be held at Hickman High School this year, students learned and asked questions about retirement, age discrimination and health care.

Chat with Chase canceled

Only one person showed up to the morning meeting.

City Council wary of new high school figures

Sixth Ward City Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe said she is worried that new engineering estimates won’t include costs to the city.

Missouri students raise math scores

Missouri's fourth and eighth grade students now score at the national average in math and continue to score at the national average in reading.

School site information

Q & A on Tuesday's high school commitee meeting