Four state senators and top state educators met for a hearing at the University of Central Missouri. Educators gave testimony that Missouri needs more educational funding. The Missouri Educated Citizenry 2020 Committee will use the information to plan legislation designed to improve education.
Two Columbia elementary schools began distributing the H1N1 vaccine to students who received parental consent. Columbia Public Schools will offer the vaccine to all students in the district as it becomes available.
Contaminated candy is less of a Halloween safety concern than people might think, but parents should still be cautious, Safe Kids Columbia says.
Columbia Public School's Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee recommended that Field Elementary School be turned into an early childhood education center and that Bearfield School students go to a property on Bethel Street that the district is buying.
Missouri has the second highest standards in reading for fourth- and eighth-graders. The National Center for Education Statistics compared the standards states used in 2005 and 2007 to judge students' math and reading profiency.
Fifth-graders at Paxton Keeley Elementary School have been crushing up Smarties and inhaling the powder, likely mimicking YouTube how-to videos.
About 30 parents and a few students attended a forum Wednesday to discuss the removal of marching band from Columbia Public Schools' junior high music curriculum.
The Columbia School Board discussed achievement gaps, the upcoming vote on the second phase of the high school bond and the status of the Van Horn, Bethel Street and Field Elementary School properties Thursday morning.
The state's decision not to create a test for Integrated Math II and III is expected to convince many districts to drop the system. Some Columbia schools use integrated math curriculum.
At its Oct. 12 meeting, the Columbia School Board decided it wanted more parent input on a curriculum revision that would remove marching band from Columbia Public Schools' junior highs. The band program evaluation committee will listen to parent concerns at an open forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday at West Junior High School.
After shutting down for financial reasons last May, the Sylvan Learning Center has reopened under new ownership in Columbia. It's new location is at the Broadway Shops on East Broadway Boulevard.
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.