Open enrollment allows students to attend schools outside the district in which they reside. It is not allowed in Missouri in most instances. Legislators heard from witnesses about the possible pros and cons of such legislation.
When Chris Belcher gave his first press conference as Columbia Public Schools superintendent last July, he was asked what he wanted to accomplish in his first 100 days in office. A little more than three months have passed since that day. So how is he doing?
New Haven Elementary School dismissed students at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday after a waterline broke.
An estimated 70 students were absent from Columbia Public Schools this week due to influenza, though it isn't certain how much the H1N1 strain is affecting the schools.
When it comes to MAP testing, Missouri charter schools underperform compared to their public counterparts.
Columbia Public Schools isn't sure yet how the former day-care facility will be used.
Cooperation between the Columbia School District, City Council and county agencies will provide free H1N1 vaccinations to public school students.
Marsha Tyson and Lorrie Askeland came to teaching via different routes, but they find common satisfaction in teaching science and watching the light bulb click on in students' minds when they understand something.
For 27 years, Columbia Public Schools has produced award-winning financial reports. The award is not competitive, but districts must demonstrate excellence in their reports.
Marching band for eighth- and ninth-graders dominated the discussion Monday evening at the Columbia School Board meeting.
Columbia Public Schools had 116 students transfer this year under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. As people invested in the schools wonder to what extent the No Child act measures success, they are also trying to get their arms around the growing number of student sanctions.
The district is expected to consider purchasing a 60,275 foot property off of Paris road. Purchasing the property would allow the district to house its own storage and have building services operate from a central location.
On Friday night, a group of Rock Bridge High School students played a game of musical chairs with canvases as part of the Artrageous Weekend festivities.
Cool weather and damp fields didn't deter fans from cheering on their teams during football games at Hickman and Rock Bridge high schools on Friday night.
Suicide is a delicate issue —but one that will continue to be reported on. The Missourian's policy on running suicides, which was put in place long ago, comes down to the public element.
Homecoming queen candidates at Hickman back charities at a fair in the commons.
Columbia Public School District has received roughly $6.5 million from various funds and in federal stimulus money. Although the district does not know exactly how all the money will be required to be spent, some money will be used for serving homeless students and enhancing technology use.
Homecoming week for Hickman and Rock Bridge high schools is packed with activities, all coordinating to their "Where the Wild Things Are" and circus homecoming themes, respectively.
Father Augustine Tolton escaped slavery in Missouri as a child during the Civil War and went on to serve as a priest in the U.S. after his education and ordination in Rome.
Some schools aren't getting the coverage they should.