The school district wants to use $1.6 million of federal money to purchase a new building for a special education facility or an early childhood education facility. The funds are part of $4 million in stimulus funds that must be spent before the end of the 2009-10 school year.
Starting in the fall, student teachers at Columbia College can work directly with seven schools in the Columbia Public School District. Previously, they had to secure placement by going through MU's program.
Day two of the school safety and security conference featured Aaron Richman, co-director of the Institute of Terrorism Research and Response and a former police officer from Israel.
The Career Ladder program in the Columbia Public School District, which pays teachers who devote additional hours beyond their contracts at the school, might not receive its anticipated state funding.
Elizabeth Choe and Ashok Cutkosky, two 2009 Hickman High School graduates, were named semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search.
Missouri is ranked below the median in new data released on children's health and well-being.
The Lunch in the Park program, which serves free and nutritious lunches to kids 18 and younger, is experiencing a surge in volunteers and participants.
Three Columbia organizations are uniting to help young people get employment through job preparation and work-appropriate clothes.
Visitation and memorial services are scheduled for former Columbia educator Rosie Tippin.
Career Ladder, an incentive program that rewards teachers for their achievements, is one program within the Columbia Public School District to receive more money in this year's budget.
The Missouri Senate has formed a committee that aims to improve education in the state and better prepare students for the job market.
The Columbia Missouri National Education Association will host a trivia night on Friday to raise money for its scholarship fund, which benefits students from city high schools.
The Columbia Audobon Society's contest features the male ruby-throated hummingbird and is to include prizes such as bird feeders and bird flash cards.
The schools will make a variety of service providers available through the school, creating community hubs for families and individuals.
The former elementary school principal and "lifelong educator" was passionate about children's academic success. A statement to the media from her son Keener Tippin II on behalf of the family said she died surrounded by family and loved ones.
Rosie Tippin had dealt with illness for a long time, which had led to her resignation from the school board.
The Garden Gate School, inspired by the Waldorf method of instruction, will become a five-day kindergarten this fall. The school will hold an open house on Sunday so that interested parents can become familiar with the curriculum.
Four new Montessori schools will open in different parts of town for more than 100 children this September, bringing the total to six Montessori schools in Columbia.
The Columbia Public Schools athletics department saw a $17,000 cut to its budget when the School Board approved the 2009-10 district budget in June.
Columbia Public Schools and Boone County face budget shortfalls due to a lower-than-expected increase in property valuations. The higher the assessed value, the more revenue the district receives from property taxes. Roughly 60 percent of the district’s revenue comes from property taxes.