On Wednesday, Chuck Everitt witnessed his 4,000th ribbon-cutting as Chamber of Commerce Ambassador.
Columbia School Board members discussed possible real estate properties for the new elementary school in southwest Columbia.
Spartan Sparklers make debut performances and name Kadee Dempsey as first team captain.
The Columbia School District has sold 17 trailers total. Trying to get rid of all 154 has been a slow process.
The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced $2.6 million in AmeriCorps grants to be distributed to fifteen organizations throughout the state. Four Columbia-based programs will receive funds.
Parents and students alike were excited to be a part of something new.
Ten girls auditioned for the Battle High School dance team, the Sparklers, on Tuesday at the Battle High School Performing Arts Center.
Missouri teachers unions released projections Monday stating that about 5,000 to 9,000 K-12 teachers could lose their jobs if the state legislature were to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a tax-cut bill.
The professional development program for science teachers working with students in kindergarten through sixth grade will receive $2.6 million.
Many states have passed legislation in the wake of the Connecticut elementary school shooting last year, including Missouri, which allowed state employees to keep firearms in a vehicle on state property.
At Columbia Public Schools, science scores are consistent, and the academic achievement gap among students persists.
The grant program, which held an open house at Upscale Resale on Thursday, provides thousands of dollars to teachers for school supplies each year.
The Columbia School Board raised the property tax levy by 2.2 cents on Thursday.
The fifth new principle in the last six years, Elaine Hassemer, started at Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School on Wednesday, and said she plans on staying long enough to make a difference.
The data also show a downturn in overall student scores, although company officials attribute the slide to updated standards and more students taking the exams.
Statewide, students showed the most improvement on the science part of the Missouri Assessment Program tests.
Columbia Public Schools opens the new school year with more high school students and higher total enrollment.
The Missouri Board of Education has contracted with an education reform group to develop a turnaround plan for Kansas City Public Schools and other unaccredited school districts.
As it was throughout Columbia Public Schools, Tuesday was the first day of fall classes at Battle High, the district's newest high school. (See a video.)
Classes start Tuesday at Battle High School, but students had the chance to get acquainted with the school Monday during Jump Start Day. Principal Kim Presko greeted students as they arrived and helped hand out lunches.