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.
Raymond Terrell called for more cultural awareness to fight the academic achievement gap among students of different racial groups at the Parents for Public Schools conference at MU.
Proposed state cuts to the Parents as Teachers program will reduce its funding by 59 percent if implemented by a House-Senate conference committee. In Columbia, 17 of 37 employees would lose their jobs.
The Columbia School Board stated its commitment to summer school programs on Thursday. Despite uncertainty in state funding, Superintendent Chris Belcher recommended that the district start communications with parents. "Summer school is on," he said.
After giving first-round approval to a bill that would combine Missouri's higher and elementary and secondary education departments, debate has stalled progress on a proposal outlining the details of the consolidation.
The 70-foot hackberry tree that stood on Benton Elementary School for more than 100 years was removed Monday because it was considered a safety hazard by several specialists.
Administrators hope to see 250 early retirements to go along with about 250 layoffs, cutting $34 million from the budget.
Student questions to panel members showed concerns about funding cuts and their potential effects on high school curriculum.
The Hackberry tree or "Giving Tree" is going to be removed Monday because it has become a safety hazard to those around it.
For the first time, the Missouri Scholars Academy is charging students $500 to help offset cuts in state funding.
Rohit Rao, 13, and Daniel Shapiro, 14, competed for a shot at the National Geographic Bee in Washington D.C., placing second and sixth, respectively.
The new Columbia School Board met for the first time together Monday night to discuss salary schedules and teachers' working conditions with teacher organizations.
Teacher salaries and finances are scheduled to be discussed by the Columbia School Board on Monday. The board is also scheduled to elect a president and vice president.
A fire in a Fredericktown Middle School Saturday spread through the school. The district is planning how to shuffle students.
School leaders cite nearly 130 informative presentations and face-to-face meetings with more than 7,000 members of the community as vital to the 77 percent voter approval of the $120 million school bond.
A Missouri Senate committee decided Thursday to eliminate state funding for a program that pays teachers extra money for after-school tutoring.
The $37 million Career Ladder program provides teachers with extra pay for things such as after-school tutoring, but Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Rob Mayer of Dexter said the money could be used to help close a projected $500 million shortfall in next year's budget.