K-12 Education

Rock Bridge senior prank could have legal repercussions

Eighteen Rock Bridge High School students were caught attempting a senior prank around 12:15 a.m. Thursday, according to the school's principal.

Parkade summer school students will move to Derby Ridge after asbestos found

Traces of asbestos found in Parkade Elementary is cause for some of the school's students and staff to move for the summer.

Columbia Public Schools Foundation grants benefit every school in the district

The Columbia Public Schools Foundation awarded $46,170.85 in grants to benefit all schools in the district.

Missouri takes on childhood obesity one step at a time

According to the 2007 National Survey of Children's Health, 31 percent of Missouri's children are considered overweight or obese. Missouri ranks near the middle, 27th, in the number of overweight and obese children.

District nationally recognized with "What Parents Want" award

The Columbia Public School district received a "What Parents Want" award, making it one of 28 Missouri school districts to receive the recognition. The award is based on information taken from parent questionnaires asking parents around the nation what they value in a school system.

MU professor Michael Podgursky tapped for institute on education reform

MU economics professor Michael Podgursky has been appointed to the public policy institute to work on research for education reform.

Veterans visit Smithton Middle School

Two veterans spoke to students about their experiences in the armed forces and the importance of education.

Douglass High School graduates celebrate accomplishments

Forty-three students graduated from Columbia's alternative high school on Friday night.

Mo. tries again to win federal education grant

Missouri is trying again to win a share of federal grant money for the state education program by submitting a new application.

The Douglass High School Class of 2010: photos and full list of graduates

This is a list of all Douglass High School graduates for the 2010 school year.

Former NASA Astronaut Hoot Gibson visits Hickman High School

During his visit, Gibson presented awards to three students of Hickman's Columbia Aeronautics and Space Association.

SLIDESHOW: Backyard garden educates and supplies food for children

Students at Nora Stewart Early Learning Center can learn firsthand where their fruits and vegetables come from.

Columbia Independent School graduates seven seniors

The class of 2010 is the school's largest since 2005.

Children's House offers Montessori education until junior high with new school

Windsor Street Montessori School allows Children's House students to continue their self-directed learning activities until junior high.

Cash-strapped districts, including Kansas City, cutting summer school

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.

IBM could bring $4.3 M to schools, slow budget cuts

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.

About 100 attend groundbreaking for new regional Catholic high school

Ninth-grade and 10th-grade students are scheduled to begin classes at Father Augustine Tolton Regional Catholic High School in the fall of 2011.

Columbia Board of Education discusses budget cuts, school improvements

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.

Former Columbia School Board president appointed to State Board of Education

Russell Still of Columbia replaces Russell Thompson on the bipartisan panel of the Missouri State Board of Education.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rukus Ball rides raise money for gifted program

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.