Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Chris Belcher says three finalists are being considered for the job.
Stimulus money has helped Columbia's school district during the economic downturn, but that program has a 2012 expiration date.
Missouri's school district funding through the K-12 Education Foundation Formula is expected to be reduced by 2 percent statewide.
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released a memo Wednesday detailing that a funding shortfall could result in a 2 percent reduction in what Missouri schools otherwise would receive.
A record 103 chess players took part in the annual Columbia Open Chess Tournament. The elementary and middle school competition has been going on for 13 years.
The Columbia School Board hears how the district compares to 12 other state districts in federal funds received and asks for volunteers to serve on district committees.
A Missouri senator wants to implement a bill that would pay teachers based on their performance
Peter Stiepleman, principal at West Boulevard Elementary School, will succeed Jack Jensen as assistant superintendent for elementary education.
Author and MU professor Valerie Kaussen, who was in Haiti when the earthquake occurred, and Haiti native and University Hospital nurse Sandra Beldor spoke at the event that raised funds for Doctors Without Borders and Partners in Health.
In order to trim its budget, the Kansas City School District superintendent has proposed closing around 30 schools.
A Washington University graduate student has come up with a new way to tutor students who are struggling with math and science.
Mid-Missouri superintendents expressed concerns over a bill, which went before the Missouri Senate education committee Wednesday, that would allow open enrollment among Missouri public schools.
Kathy Ritter of Rock Bridge High School will retire at the end of the school year, and Michael Jeffers of Hickman High School took a position in Kansas City.
Monday night's School Board meeting calls for some budget cuts.
Local artist and Eagle Scout Paul Jackson spoke to a group of about 150 Scouts on Sunday.
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.