K-12 Education

TELL US: What would you ask the School Board candidates?

Four candidates are running for three positions on the Columbia School Board. What questions do you have for them?

BATTLE RISING: Students gather at Battle High School for chess tournament

Chess players from across the state gathered at Battle High School on Saturday to compete in the Missouri Scholastic Championship Chess Tournament. About 500 players attended.

Thornbrook residents share concerns about southwest school plans

Columbia Public Schools representatives, civil engineers and architects addressed concerns of Thornbrook Subdivision residents regarding the building of an elementary school in southwest Columbia.

House panel adopts bill to block school standards

The measure endorsed Wednesday would prevent schools from using the Common Core Standards, unless the legislature passes a bill to adopt them.

Lange Middle School Minority Achievement Committee Scholars hosts Mandela tribute

The third-annual Black History Month event honored Nelson Mandela while raising money for educational field trips to Kansas City and St. Louis.

BATTLE RISING: Students audition for school's first talent show

Battle High School will hold its first talent show this spring.

MU College of Education suspends admissions to undergraduate art education program

College of Education Dean Daniel Clay cites low graduate numbers as the main reason for the suspension. Some professors in the art education program think the numbers misrepresent the program's success.

UPDATE: Missouri senators debate uncredited school districts, transfer law

Missouri senators have began discussions about legislation regarding an existing transfers for students in unaccredited school districts.

Columbia School Board supports proposed Community Improvement District on Business Loop 70

The Columbia School Board has agreed to vote in favor of a proposed Community Improvement District on Business Loop 70. Additionally, 16 people have applied to succeed Chris Belcher as district superintendent.

Rock Bridge student earns spot in state Poetry Out Loud competition

Sara Ashbaugh, senior at Rock Bridge High School, will move on to the state Poetry Out Loud competition after winning the mid-Missouri regional competition Wednesday.

Three Columbia teens part of Poetry Out Loud

Representing Columbia schools are Sophia Casto from Hickman High School, Sara Ashbaugh from Rock Bridge High School and Chris Melnyk from Columbia Independent School.


BATTLE RISING: Students engage in February events

In the month of February students and staff at Battle High School prepared for its first courtwarming dance, hosted a cheer clinic and lost a basketball game to Fr. Tolton High School

BATTLE RISING: Students celebrate school's first Courtwarming Dance

Battle High School students had their first Courtwarming Dance on Friday. The dance was the culmination of the school's first Spirit Week, which takes place when both the boys and girls basketball teams have their first home games in the same week.

BATTLE RISING: Battle High School couple find love

Samantha Moss, 16, and Xavier Rolley, 17, were brought together at summer school last year.

UPDATE: Missouri budget bill includes $5M for Normandy School District

Money to keep a St. Louis County school district afloat has been included in a midyear spending bill filed in the Missouri House.

Columbia School Board: Meet the candidates

Who is running for Columbia School Board in the April 8 election? Here is an introduction.

Columbia School Board names new school for Eliot Battle

The newest Columbia elementary school will be named Eliot Battle Elementary School. The School Board will vote Feb. 20 on a Community Improvement District.

Missouri education officials look at school plans

The Missouri School Boards' Association released a plan Monday that would halt student transfers while requiring unaccredited districts to commit to improvements.

School Board expected to vote on elementary school name, bond issue

The two proposed names for the elementary school under construction in northeast Columbia going before the board are Luella St. Clair Elementary School and Eliot Battle Elementary School.

Columbia Public Schools to remain closed Friday

District spokeswoman Michelle Baumstark said all six of the district's drive teams reported hazardous conditions on bus routes Thursday. The district will extend the school year to June 5.