K-12 Education

Missouri taxpayers sue governor over Common Core test

Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green on Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order for about two weeks to block Missouri from giving taxpayer dollars to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.

Battle students rally for football team

The Spartans will play for the state title on Friday at the Edward Jones Dome. This is the first year the team has been eligible to compete in the the playoffs.

Douglass High School comes together to host Thanksgiving dinner

The annual gathering fosters a sense of community among those with connections to the school.

Hickman Red Cross Club brings the holidays to our veterans

As the first Red Cross club in central Missouri, the students of Hickman High School  are setting a trend of community service. This weekend they hosted Holiday Mail for Heroes, encouraging residents to show appreciation to local veterans.

BATTLE RISING: Spartan mascot brings energy to team

Spartan mascot Cameron Hawkins channels his faith and Battle High School football fans' energy into encouraging the team during playoffs.

Nicastro reflects on her controversial decisions as education commissioner before stepping down

Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro discusses the past and future of Missouri's education system.

Releasing hawks, owl into wild teaches Rock Bridge Elementary students about conservation

Two wildlife biologists taught first-, second- and fourth-graders about the birds, which were rescued near an airport in St. Louis.

Columbia School Board hears early report on student achievement

The board also received information on preparing students for college and careers after graduation.

Hickman's 'Fiddler on the Roof' actors talk about tradition

Performers are creating traditions that will extend beyond the life of the show.

Parkade Elementary School kids get technical

Sure, you can take a picture using Google Glass. But only GlaDOS from Aldebaran Robotics can bust a move.

Tolton's lockdown, drug sweep come up clean

After school administrators were tipped off that there had been drugs at the school in the past, Tuesday's lockdown and drug sweep were intended to confirm no drugs were in the school.

Lee Elementary to host pilot project for grief awareness

An event marking Children's Grief Awareness Day will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lee Elementary. Although the event is meant for parents and teachers to help children through grief and loss, the public may attend.

Elementary students share favorite characters, books at Hot Chocolate Cafe

Students at Rock Bridge Elementary School discuss books they enjoy, dislike and wish had a sequel during Hot Chocolate Cafe. The club was started this year by library media specialist Amy McKinzie.

Online gym class offered for Rock Bridge and Hickman High School students

For the class, students check out fitness kits and film themselves doing exercises for teachers to grade.

BATTLE RISING: Theater department finds a glass slipper with 'Cinderella' production

The musical was based on the traditional plot of a Cinderella story but used musical numbers different from the Disney rendition.

Battle High School celebrates district champions in pep rally

Battle High School's football team prepares to host Fort Zumwalt North on Friday. They won the Class 5, District 4 title when they defeated Camdenton last week.

Tibetan monk speaks to Battle, Hickman high school students

Champa Lhunpo, a Tibetan monk who was in the Dalai Lama's personal monastery, returned to Hickman High School for a presentation on Buddhism.

Columbia School Board advances gun policy for security personnel

If officially approved in December, a policy would allow two Columbia Public Schools security personnel to carry firearms in schools pending the superintendent's approval.


BATTLE RISING: Students at Battle High prepare for 'Cinderella' debut

Battle High School students work behind the scenes to create the stage for their upcoming musical production, "Cinderella," which opens Friday.

Students at New Haven Elementary honor veterans through music, pictures and stories

New Haven Elementary School continues its annual Veterans Day tradition by honoring veterans from Lenoir Woods Senior Living.