The budget shows revenue for next fiscal year at $177 million, which means the district will have to draw from its reserves for about $4.4 million in fiscal year 2013-14.
The Joy of Music Summer Camp at the Missouri Theatre concludes with a concert Sunday afternoon. The camp is designed to help children become better players under the guidance of professional musicians.
The news was brighter for younger students and for blacks and Hispanics, who had the greatest gain in reading and math scores since the 1970s.
A state audit being released Tuesday notes that federal authorities found in 2011 that Missouri's school bus inspection procedures were inadequate.
Students are selected from each elementary school in fourth-grade based on their grades, Missouri Assessment Program scores and attendance and staff recommendations.
Early intervention and stronger relationships with families are key strategies, administrators say.
Despite losing nearly all the assets that makes teaching music possible, the band, orchestra and choir programs at Joplin schools are beginning to return to a sense of normalcy.
The guidance comes a week after the state Supreme Court upheld a 1993 law requiring unaccredited school districts to pay for students to transfer to nearby schools.
the allegations include that a teacher signaled students about wrong answers and untrained administrators oversaw the Missouri Assessment Program tests.
The Missouri board is recommending that preschools voluntarily use an assessment program called the Desired Results Developmental Profile.
CoMo Girls Rock is a camp for girls ages 11-18, with instrument lessons, workshop instruction and the opportunity to form bands.
The Hickman High School class of 1943 had its 70-year reunion Friday night at D. Rowes Restaurant & Bar. Twenty-one alumni attended the event.
Eliot Battle was an educator in the Columbia Public Schools from the late 1950s until his retirement in 1991. Columbia's new high school, Muriel Williams Battle High School, was named in honor of his wife, who died in 2003.
Eliot Battle, 88, will be remembered for his positive attitude, his work to help integrate Columbia's schools and his dignity and kindness. He died Tuesday, June 11, 2013.
Students are learning to build solid fuel rockets at a rocket camp at the Columbia Area Career Center.
Eliot Battle was a prominent Columbia educator involved in the desegregation of Columbia Public Schools.
Eliot Battle helped integrate Columbia Public Schools and was the first black faculty member at Hickman High School.
Eliot Battle, an educator in the Columbia Public Schools for more than 40 years, passed away on Tuesday night. Here, Columbia remembers Battle and the contributions he made to the Columbia community.
Elaine Hassemer, who has been Paxton Keeley principal since 2001, will be moving to Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School.
The girl is accused of changing a senior's last name from Mastain to "masturbate" in the 100th edition of the Hickman Cresset yearbook.