In its lawsuit, Normandy contends that the 1993 transfer law is unconstitutional and that the district cannot comply with its requirements. It was filed Wednesday in St. Louis County by the district and several residents, and it names as defendants the State Board of Education, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and 20 St. Louis-area school districts.
Rock Bridge Principal Jennifer Mast reminded those attending Thursday's ceremony that graduating from high school isn't an accomplishment to be taken lightly.
Ashley Popham and Jason McCloud became the first students to receive their diplomas from Muriel Williams Battle High School at a small ceremony Thursday night.
Eight students graduated from Columbia Independent School on Thursday. But first, they reminisced on their time together and reflected on what comes next.
Seniors from Hickman High School spoke about where they see themselves in the next four years. Some thought of graduate school. Others hoped for a journey abroad.
Columbia's high school seniors and nontraditional students are preparing to don their graduation gowns and caps and celebrate their successes. This graduation guide will help you celebrate with them.
The legislation calls for the governor to make an appointment to the education board within 30 days.
Often the people who call Common Core into question later admit to me that they have not read a single standard for themselves.
Hickman and Rock Bridge high schools have had literary and artistic reviews for years. Now, Battle High School has one, too.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Tuesday announced an additional $35 million in spending cuts for public schools and universities, citing concerns about declining state revenues from lottery sales and casino taxes.
The delay comes hours after a Republican-led House spending panel criticized the Obama administration's healthier school-lunch standards and proposed letting some schools opt out of them entirely.
The struggling St. Louis County district will be dissolved at the end of June and all existing contracts will be terminated.
Superintendent Chris Belcher presented information at Monday's Board of Education meeting about a potential partnership between Douglass High School and Jobs for Missouri Graduates, a nonprofit that provides employment assistance for at-risk students.
The program that gives Douglass High School students work experience and classroom time at Truman Veterans Hospital is the only one of its kind still offered through the high school.
Simple arithmetic isn't so simple anymore, leading to plenty of angst at home as parents and their children try to adapt to the new Common Core standards.
Jenny Yao is the 21st Columbia Public Schools student to be named a U.S. Presidential Scholar. She will travel to Washington, D.C., in June with her gifted education teacher, where she will meet state representatives and the president.
When six district leaders were asked by the Missourian to name the biggest challenge facing the district, all said closing the gap in academic achievement.
No states require preschoolers to attend school. Some states seek to offer it universally. Others base eligibility on family income.
The board also approved new science standards and higher prices for school meals. The formation of a girls lacrosse team was on the agenda as well.
The agreement would restore teachers' pay steps that were frozen during the 2008-09 fiscal year.