Decades of sleep research have confirmed what parents know: It's hard for teenagers to wake up early. Some high schools have adopted late starts around 8:30 a.m. to improve attendance and performance.
Efforts to slow down or derail the standards sprung up this year in Kansas, Missouri, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Indiana, Alabama, South Carolina and Utah.
The Sapp family will not be selling the property at Scott Boulevard and Route KK as a location for a new elementary school, Columbia School Board President Christine King said.
Current and former faculty and staff members from Jefferson Junior met at Stephens Lake Part to reunite before the district's grade reorganization in August.
Legislation signed by the governor removes the waiting period and expands the menu of options for governing unaccredited school districts.
They also talked about expanding a pilot program that allowed certain high school students to use city buses for free.
Rising Battle High School sophomore is spending the summer as a lifeguard and plans on joining the school's swim team.
The House Interim Committee on Education will have its first meeting Thursday. Among its first tasks will be to decide what education topics need to be looked at.
Every year before the start of classes, the floors of the new Battle High School will be waxed.
Several hundred people met at the home of the former principal of West Junior High School, Dr. Sandra Logan, to celebrate her retirement on Saturday, June 29.
For the first since the early 1990s, Columbia Public School offered a driver's education class this summer.
Hailey King and Heather Pitt cooked their way into full-ride scholarships.
Governor puts on hold 4 percent for public colleges and universities, cuts funding for public schools, building projects and social services.
A funeral for Columbia educator Eliot Battle will start at 11 a.m. Saturday at Missouri United Methodist Church, 209 S. Ninth St.
The budget shows revenue for next fiscal year at $177 million, which means the district will have to draw from its reserves for about $4.4 million in fiscal year 2013-14.
The Joy of Music Summer Camp at the Missouri Theatre concludes with a concert Sunday afternoon. The camp is designed to help children become better players under the guidance of professional musicians.
The news was brighter for younger students and for blacks and Hispanics, who had the greatest gain in reading and math scores since the 1970s.
A state audit being released Tuesday notes that federal authorities found in 2011 that Missouri's school bus inspection procedures were inadequate.
Students are selected from each elementary school in fourth-grade based on their grades, Missouri Assessment Program scores and attendance and staff recommendations.
Early intervention and stronger relationships with families are key strategies, administrators say.