Some school districts improperly fix enrollment or attendance data in order to gain funding, improve standing or paint a rosy picture of the district.
Missouri ranked 48th nationally in the percentage of students participating in the program, but it had a higher proportion getting passing scores.
If conditions warrant, the district is inclined to close schools rather than have early dismissals.
A new wrestling room, weight room, locker rooms and offices were also built using a $120 million bond passed in 2010.
The Advanced Via Individual Determination, or AVID, program builds college-readiness skills for students who get overlooked between the highest- and lowest-performing students in a school.
This dashboard graphic shows the many factors impacted by pre-kindergarten education as cited by President Barack Obama in his annual State of the Union address.
Speaker of the House Tim Jones has proposed a "parent trigger" bill, which would give parents more authority in schools that rank in the bottom 20 percent in standardized tests.
This year marked the 25th mission of the Columbia Aeronautics and Space Association. Held Feb. 4 to 9 and dubbed "Mission 2513: Infinite Curiosity," it was based on NASA’s exploration of Mars.
The district has added the program its fourth-grade classes. It is supported locally by the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Foundation.
Paxton Keeley students drew their favorite celebrity in Carol Stoddart's art class. Take a look at some of the portraits.
Sixty-three percent of the state's high school students participated in at least one career or technical education program in the 2011-2012 school year.
Following strong reactions from students to proposed school start times, the Columbia School Board wants to gather students' input by its meeting on March 11.
Students at Derby Ridge Elementary School were invited to come to the school with their families for a free night of fun on Friday as the school’s Family School Partnership hosted the first-ever “Candy Land Dance.”
Columbia Public Schools is working to make sure schools have the right technology to test students under new academic standards. Meanwhile, media specialists are working to tweak their curriculum.
At Speak Your Mind, a forum hosted by Hickman High School, students and a group of panelists discussed violence in schools and gun control.
The proposal, which would start high school students' school days at 9 a.m., could be voted on at the Columbia School Board meeting on March 11.
Plans featuring changes in school start and stop times has drawn criticism and controversy in recent weeks.
Twelve students at Shepard Boulevard Elementary School crafted bows, headbands and wallets from household items to raise funds for Boone Hospital Center.
The proposal of new start times for Columbia high schools could create issues for some students who participate in after-school activities as well as new opportunities.
The mentorship program has come to an end due to new enforcement of regulations in transportation.