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A great memory and an affinity for words help make Kael Miranda a keen speller. But sometimes it comes down to the word you draw in the heat of the contest.
Superintendent Kelvin Adams presented data that showed out-of-school suspensions across the district are down from about 11,500 in 2008-09 to nearly 4,000 last school year.
The Columbia Board of Adjustment approved variances that will allow the college preparatory to build a 102-foot high cupola and have just 39 parking spots.
The MAC Scholars Program has been in Columbia Public Schools since 2002. The plan is to integrate it into the educational process and increase student participation.
Doors automatically unlock for students, faculty, staff and volunteers after the system processes photos already uploaded of them.
The three candidates, who are up for two seats in the April 7 election, answered questions from members of the Columbia Pachyderm Club on Friday.
Elsea would replace Karen Burger, who announced her retirement earlier this school year.
A Rock Bridge High School student's Twitter exchange with Peter Stiepleman ended with a special delivery.
Other changes made Tuesday include cutting more than $74,000 from the budget for Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's office.
The 153-day year will include longer days so students will have the same amount of instructional time.
Students spent six months drawing, molding and coloring the 64 tiles that comprise the mural, which depicts scientific and cultural events in Boone County's history.
The ninth annual Silent Film/Silent Art Auction will take place at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Missouri Theatre. Lee Expressive Arts Elementary students created art that will sell at the auction, alongside art from teachers, parents, local artists and prominent Nigerian artist Ibiyinka Alao.
Columbia Public Schools has recommended David Wilson and Tori Ballew to fill the positions of director and supervisor of special services respectively. Wilson has been with Columbia Public Schools for 14 years and Ballew has been in education for 13.
Cutting the money will ensure Missouri's partnership with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium ends.
According to a report released Monday by the Center for Civil Rights Remedies, Missouri suspended black elementary students during the 2011-2012 school year at a higher rate than any other state.
The fourth annual Black History Month Program, put on by students of the Minority Achievement Committee known as MAC Scholars, honored Columbia leaders who worked to better their community and promote racial equality.
Parents have reported dissatisfaction with the district's lack of consistency in calling delayed starts.
Kristi Shinn is the principal of Main Street Elementary School in Troy, Missouri. She has seven years of teaching experience and 13 years of experience as an elementary school principal.
The report released Monday found that Missouri elementary schools suspended 14.4 percent of their black students at least once during the 2011-12 school year, which is the latest data available.