During his visit, Gibson presented awards to three students of Hickman's Columbia Aeronautics and Space Association.
Students at Nora Stewart Early Learning Center can learn firsthand where their fruits and vegetables come from.
The class of 2010 is the school's largest since 2005.
Windsor Street Montessori School allows Children's House students to continue their self-directed learning activities until junior high.
Across the country, districts are cutting summer school because it's just too expensive to keep. The cuts started when the recession began and have worsened, affecting more children and more essential programs that help struggling students.
Columbia Public Schools could benefit from a projected $4.3 million in additional tax revenue from IBM's decision to open a facility in Columbia. The money could stave off budget cuts in the next couple years.
Ninth-grade and 10th-grade students are scheduled to begin classes at Father Augustine Tolton Regional Catholic High School in the fall of 2011.
The Columbia Board of Education held a special session Thursday morning to discuss long-term plans related to district funding and school improvements. Topics of discussion included next school year's budget reductions and the status of the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan.
Russell Still of Columbia replaces Russell Thompson on the bipartisan panel of the Missouri State Board of Education.
A fundraiser for the Columbia Public Schools' gifted program Tuesday evening involved taking rides in a Rukus Ball at Cosmo-Bethel Park. Even Superintendent Chris Belcher took a turn.
Stella Pruitt, a sixth-grader at Smithton Middle School, was chosen by Google as a top 40 finalist in a competition to design a Google logo.
When last spring’s budget cuts at Jefferson Junior High prevented the school from hiring a new front office secretary for the 2009-10 school year, Principal Gregery Caine went to the PTA, asking them if they would volunteer their time to fill the position. They happily agreed to help.
Rock Bridge seniors Tasmeen Hussain and Sidhant Misra won $2,500 National Merit Scholarships. The announcement was a pleasant surprise to Misra, who believed the winners had already been decided.
In Monday night’s School Board meeting, two of three proposals for salary schedules for new hires in select employment groups were approved.
Monday evening's meeting agenda includes the presentation of proposed changes to the district's staff/student relations policy and a follow-up on proposed salary schedules.
A dozen years ago, Deronne Wilson did not see himself running the day-to-day operations of the Boys & Girls Club in Columbia. Now, he has a hard time picturing himself anywhere else. Wilson serves as a father figure for many of the kids there, and he takes pride in the role.
Columbia Public Schools will operate its summer school program on its own this summer, which will lead to changes in curriculum and a lack of monetary attendance incentives. The district has committed to conduct the program even if proposed state funding for core classes is not approved.
Volunteers at Derby Ridge work with kingergartners through a multigenerational learning program.
The board will look at a series of proposals May 10 concerning relations between students and faculty, notably the use of Facebook as a means of social networking.
Due to budget cuts,the Columbia Public School District may use less buses and longer routes for next year.