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K-12 Education

Columbia schools cut energy costs

Five Columbia elementary schools saved more than $70,000 in utility costs during the past two school years because of new ground source heating and cooling systems.

Title I status poses opportunities, challenges for Douglass High School

This year, Douglass High School became eligible for federal money under the No Child Left Behind Act in spite of its unique situation as an alternative school. The school now must deal with repercussions from not meeting achievement standards.

Three school board positions up for grabs

Two three-year seats and a one-year position are coming open on the Columbia School Board. The filing period opens Tuesday and will continue to Jan. 19.

Missouri schools complain over supplies with Obama logo

A supply company is recalling school supplies with logos similar to President Barack Obama's campaign because of complaints from Missouri schools.

Columbia Public School discusses planning to improve district

Columbia Public Schools aim to create a Comprehensive School Improvement Plan with input from the community. Members of the community gathered Thursday to voice their opinions and discuss the plan.

Kahlers remembered at candlelight vigil

A candlelight vigil was held Thursay at the Activity and Recreation Center in remembrance of Karen Kahler, her two daughters, Emily and Lauren, and her grandmother Dorothy Wight,  who were shot and killed Saturday.

Funeral set for Saturday for Kahler family members

Five days after the fatal shootings of Emily, Lauren and Karen Kahler, friends in Columbia are honoring the Kahlers as well as Karen's grandmother, Dorothy Wight, with memorial services and vigils.

Parkade dads take on role as WATCH D.O.G.S. at school

The WATCH D.O.G.S program at Parkade Elementary School allows fathers and father figures to come to the school during the day to help out and work with students.

Bond funds reallocated to pay for new Columbia elementary school

In the bond election to go before voters in April, the cost of building the new high school is lower than originally estimated and funds for other projects reworked, making it possible to pay for a new elementary school.

KAHLER KILLINGS: Teachers, friends mourn children lost in triple homicide

Friends and classmates in Texas and Missouri remember Emily and Lauren Kahler, who were shot to death, along with their mother, on Saturday evening. "She could light up a room with her smile," said one of Lauren's Columbia friends, Paige Shipma.

Columbia Public Schools to host forum about objectives

Columbia Public Schools will host a public forum Thursday to discuss the five-year Comprehensive School Improvement Plan.

MU improves conversation about plagiarism through software

More and more universities, including MU, are using plagiarism software and Web sites such as SafeAssign and turnitin.com. The use of such detection programs is not disciplinary in nature. It's meant to teach students how to avoid copying their work.

VIDEO: Rock Bridge students volunteer through student-run service program

A study commissioned by The Volunteer Family and released in July reports that more than 70 percent of youths ages 12 to 17 have volunteered.

Columbia School Board discusses contract options for new high school

The Columbia School Board talked about whether to use a general contractor or a construction management agency for construction of the new high school.

AED helps save life of school district employee

An automated external defibrillator kept at Hickman High School appears to have been a lifesaver for a carpenter in Columbia Public Schools who went into cardiac arrest Tuesday.

Through Virtual High School, Columbia teacher's lessons reach coast to coast

Julie Nichols' online civics class has students from Alaska to Massachusetts. Her involvement in the virtual school creates opportunity for Columbia students to enroll in online classes.

Students say goodbye to Field Elementary at Fair

After 93 years, Field Elementary is saying goodbye to its students. Early childhood and gifted programs will move into Field Elementary, and the students will move to a new school, Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary in January.

Columbia schools superintendent addresses need for a new elementary school

The Columbia schools superintendent says it's important to address the possibility of adding an additional elementary school because of expected growth and to reduce the number of mobile classrooms, which was a priority of an earlier School Board.

Missouri uses rigorous education standards when compared nationally, study says

A study that compares state standards in academic proficiency found that Missouri uses some of the most rigorous standards for reading and math in the United States to measure proficiency of its students.

School Board approves marching band restriction, plans for Field Elementary

School Board members vote to halt marching band until 10th grade and to relocate classes and programs to Field Elementary.

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