Brandy Sanchez, a librarian at the Columbia Public Library, was among 15 judges nationally who helped decide the winner of the Caldecott Medal for best children's picture book.
The school was awarded MU's 2010 Martin Luther King Jr. Award in part for "closing the academic achievement gap between white and minority students," according to the Chancellor's Diversity Initiative program's Noor Azizan-Gardner.
The group will play at the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference in Osage Beach.
A University of Missouri suicide prevention program is offering training sessions for high school educators around the state. During the sessions, they learn to identify risk factors and warning signs in students.
The Missouri Department of Education teams up with Convoy of Hope to send hygiene-related supplies to children in post-quake Haiti as part of the "Kits 4 Kids" project.
A group of ninth-graders discuss how their class project turned into a life-changing experience.
The study measured achievement against teacher anxiety. Researchers recommend the rethinking requirements for elementary school teachers.
A waterline break at New Haven Elementary School leaves students with no running water.
The break affected New Haven Elementary School and about 80 homes in Columbia.
Columbia teachers are divided over the merits of merit pay. Columbia is looking at the issue now so it can be ahead of the curve in the event merit pay becomes an accepted system nationally, Christine King, a board member, said.
Talking about merit pay seemed to generate a little heat among Columbia School Board members at their meeting early Thursday. Although merit pay has been discussed as a possibility before, putting a start date onto it sparked a discussion showing opposing views.
Columbia Public Schools and the Boys and Girls Club reached an agreement that will allow the club to use space in Field Elementary School this semester.
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education plans to make changes throughout the state, whether or not it recieves a $743 million federal grant. Possible changes could include expanding Internet access and implementing tougher charter school standards.
Fairview Elementary School and Smithton Middle School have been chosen to receive $1,000 to create safe routes for students who walk to school.
Police continue to investigate after a student report of a BB gun at Jefferson Junior High School.
A news release stated that Columbia police think the BB gun was removed and taken off school property.
Three seats are open on the board.
To comply with federal regulations, Missouri is seeking to change its guidelines regarding special education. A final public hearing before recommendations are submitted to the state board of education will be held Jan. 26 in St. Louis.
Instead of offering students $100 for perfect attendance at summer school, the Columbia Public School District will offer raffles and other incentives throughout the summer session.
Gov. Jay Nixon's announcement this fall of a $204 million budget cut removes the Missouri Virtual Instruction Program's state-funded seats. For students wishing to continue their online education, parents, schools or districts must now foot the bill.