Columbia School Board incumbents Christine King and Darin Preis won additional three-year terms.
The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans led to new regulations for the National School Lunch Program, which require schools to serve healthier, often more expensive food. That's part of the problem, says the director of Nutrition Services for Columbia Public Schools: The funding doesn't go far enough.
The Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee acknowledge the role that added sugars play in cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. The 2015 Guidelines for Americans will be published in the fall.
Christine King, Darin Preis and Derek Wade are up for two seats on the Columbia School Board.
Students spent the week learning about forensic science, plotting statistical data, medical techniques, chemistry and more.
CenturyLink awarded a $1,967 grant to the school to fund a mobile technology station.
Doctors say any traces of cancer left in Aiden Taylor show no signs of growth, and he is back in school full time.
Forty people filed into Second Missionary Baptist Church Tuesday evening for the NAACP-hosted forum.
"Cougarden," a program named after Columbia College's cougar mascot, will be the centerpiece of an effort to bridge the age gap between Columbia's international students.
Nikhil Krishnan, a seventh-grader from Fenton, beat out hundreds of fellow Missouri students to earn a trip to Washington, D.C., in May for the National Geographic Bee championship.
In an activity called "Claim It," students were read various statements about their identity and asked to step forward if the statement applied to them. Some touched on topics such as sexual abuse and financial problems inside the students' homes.
College Mentors for Kids started pairing students at Benton Elementary School with MU students in November. Duos meet every Tuesday to get involved in the community and do activities focusing on career development and diversity.
The annual Columbia Fund for Academic Excellence has seven categories of nomination. Starting at 8:20 a.m. Friday, the educators were unveiled one by one.
With substitutes sparse, schools across the country have recruited retired teachers, raised pay and pulled school administrators into classrooms to fill the void.
Attendance areas for six elementary schools were examined to address overcrowding and to prepare for the August 2016 opening of Beulah Ralph Elementary School.
Bills in both the House and Senate would require students first to transfer to better-performing schools within their district, potentially stemming the flow of tuition money elsewhere.
Second and Sixth Ward Columbia City Council candidates and Columbia School Board incumbents running for re-election in April addressed a variety of concerns at the League of Women Voters forum Tuesday night.
Children learned and played while immersed in French language at La Petite Ecole. The French immersion school also has classes available for adults and babies.
Incumbents Darin Preis and Christine King are up for reelection April 7 and spoke at Saturday's candidate forum. First-time candidate Derek Wade, who couldn't make the forum, is looking to unseat one of them.
Forty-year-old Calliope "Ope" Saaga also was ordered to pay more than $780,000 in restitution related his theft involving the Willard High School band and similar schemes that victimized two Arkansas school districts.