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K-12 Education

Columbia Board of Education passes 2010-11 budget

With a 5-1 vote, the Columbia Board of Education passed the 2010-11 budget. This will lead to cuts of $5.6 million and 79 positions.

Two Columbia teachers marry on Grant Elementary playground

The couple met while teaching at Grant Elementary. They wed Saturday on the school's playground, despite some afternoon showers.

Columbia Public School District could cut 79 positions

The Columbia Public School District has budgeted $5.6 million less on its next budget.  Of the 79 positions being cut, about 40 of them could be teaching positions.

Columbia Public Schools amended racial classification system

Columbia Public Schools are collecting data on staff and students using a new racial classification system. School officials say it is unknown how the new system will affect the district as it works to meet federal standards of No Child Left Behind next year.

Rock Bridge trespassing issue a 'miscommunication', tickets dropped

The trespassing tickets issued to the 18 Rock Bridge High School students who were attempting a senior prank on Thursday have been dropped.

SLIDESHOW: What Columbia students learned this year

Students from Columbia public schools share in their own words what they learned this year.

Mill Creek Elementary graduates its fifth-grade class

The school held its fifth-grade graduation Friday at Woodcrest Chapel.

David Johnson named new Hickman High School boys basketball coach

David Johnson was announced Thursday as Hickman High School's new boys basketball coach. This will be Johnson's second time holding the position. He coached the team in the early 1990s.

Rock Bridge senior prank could have legal repercussions

Eighteen Rock Bridge High School students were caught attempting a senior prank around 12:15 a.m. Thursday, according to the school's principal.

Parkade summer school students will move to Derby Ridge after asbestos found

Traces of asbestos found in Parkade Elementary is cause for some of the school's students and staff to move for the summer.

Columbia Public Schools Foundation grants benefit every school in the district

The Columbia Public Schools Foundation awarded $46,170.85 in grants to benefit all schools in the district.

Missouri takes on childhood obesity one step at a time

According to the 2007 National Survey of Children's Health, 31 percent of Missouri's children are considered overweight or obese. Missouri ranks near the middle, 27th, in the number of overweight and obese children.

District nationally recognized with "What Parents Want" award

The Columbia Public School district received a "What Parents Want" award, making it one of 28 Missouri school districts to receive the recognition. The award is based on information taken from parent questionnaires asking parents around the nation what they value in a school system.

MU professor Michael Podgursky tapped for institute on education reform

MU economics professor Michael Podgursky has been appointed to the public policy institute to work on research for education reform.

Veterans visit Smithton Middle School

Two veterans spoke to students about their experiences in the armed forces and the importance of education.

Douglass High School graduates celebrate accomplishments

Forty-three students graduated from Columbia's alternative high school on Friday night.

Mo. tries again to win federal education grant

Missouri is trying again to win a share of federal grant money for the state education program by submitting a new application.

The Douglass High School Class of 2010: photos and full list of graduates

This is a list of all Douglass High School graduates for the 2010 school year.

Former NASA Astronaut Hoot Gibson visits Hickman High School

During his visit, Gibson presented awards to three students of Hickman's Columbia Aeronautics and Space Association.

SLIDESHOW: Backyard garden educates and supplies food for children

Students at Nora Stewart Early Learning Center can learn firsthand where their fruits and vegetables come from.

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