Columbia Public Schools is expected to reduce its budget $5 million by next school year. Likely cuts include a fourth- and fifth-grade science specialists program.
Gentry Middle School students held a competition raising money for Haitian earthquake victims from Jan. 19-29. The students raised $3,549.07 in about two weeks.
Schools will dismiss students two hours and 30 minutes earlier than normal.
At Stephens College Children's School, the project of the day was crafting Valentine's Day cards for veterans. They produced nearly 100.
President Barack Obama proposed changes to the No Child Left Behind Act that would look at factors besides standardized test scores in determining the success or failure of a public school. Obama's plan would also reward districts with successful plans of action for obtaining academic success.
Brandy Sanchez, a librarian at the Columbia Public Library, was among 15 judges nationally who helped decide the winner of the Caldecott Medal for best children's picture book.
The school was awarded MU's 2010 Martin Luther King Jr. Award in part for "closing the academic achievement gap between white and minority students," according to the Chancellor's Diversity Initiative program's Noor Azizan-Gardner.
The group will play at the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference in Osage Beach.
A University of Missouri suicide prevention program is offering training sessions for high school educators around the state. During the sessions, they learn to identify risk factors and warning signs in students.
The Missouri Department of Education teams up with Convoy of Hope to send hygiene-related supplies to children in post-quake Haiti as part of the "Kits 4 Kids" project.
A group of ninth-graders discuss how their class project turned into a life-changing experience.
The study measured achievement against teacher anxiety. Researchers recommend the rethinking requirements for elementary school teachers.
A waterline break at New Haven Elementary School leaves students with no running water.
The break affected New Haven Elementary School and about 80 homes in Columbia.
Columbia teachers are divided over the merits of merit pay. Columbia is looking at the issue now so it can be ahead of the curve in the event merit pay becomes an accepted system nationally, Christine King, a board member, said.
Talking about merit pay seemed to generate a little heat among Columbia School Board members at their meeting early Thursday. Although merit pay has been discussed as a possibility before, putting a start date onto it sparked a discussion showing opposing views.
Columbia Public Schools and the Boys and Girls Club reached an agreement that will allow the club to use space in Field Elementary School this semester.
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education plans to make changes throughout the state, whether or not it recieves a $743 million federal grant. Possible changes could include expanding Internet access and implementing tougher charter school standards.
Fairview Elementary School and Smithton Middle School have been chosen to receive $1,000 to create safe routes for students who walk to school.
Police continue to investigate after a student report of a BB gun at Jefferson Junior High School.