Columbia Public Schools superintendent candidate Skip Deming fielded questions at a community forum Tuesday night.
Skip Deming, a candidate for the open superintendent position at Columbia Public School District, was described as dedicated and experienced by his former colleagues.
In order to foster appreciation in the arts, Columbia schools are using museums as another means of education. Bringing art to children has become a priority for art teachers.
The exams will replace MAP tests and will count toward the students' grade.
The Columbia School Board has scheduled public meet-and-greets with the two candidates this week. Additional interviews with each candidate will follow.
Interim Superintendent Jim Ritter will discuss the board's 2009-2010 fiscal year budget at the meeting.
“Messy Morning” was held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at West Junior High School. The program is intended to increase children's motor and reading skills and to help parents teach their children.
Skip Deming, a previous co-interim chief for the Columbia Public School District, was interviewed during an executive session of the board meeting Thursday night.
Hickman High School students are creatively raising money for the Not For Sale Campaign, which fights human trafficking worldwide.
Chris Belcher and Jacque Cowherd are the only two of the six candidates whose names have been released. The sixth candidate for the top job in the Columbia Public School District will be interviewed Thursday.
With visits to the City Council and mock presidential elections, Columbia students are learning about history as it happens.
Board members extended their interview schedule to accommodate another candidate. The final two or three candidates were to have been announced Sunday. Meet-and-greet sessions for this week have been canceled.
Children aboard received no major injuries in the after-school accident.
Consultants hired by the St. Louis public school district recommended closing nearly a third of the district's schools and said other facilities need extensive renovations.
The school wasted little time in putting the Catholic Schools Week's theme to work on Monday by having parents and eighth-grade student volunteers deliver meals to elderly residents in Columbia through the Meals on Wheels program.
The public will be able to meet the finalists for the top job in Columbia Public Schools at receptions and then ask them questions.
Columbia Public School principals have been meeting with their staffs to help decide on additional cutbacks to address a $4.4 million shortfall.
Board members voiced their hopes for constructive discussions among Columbia public school staffs facing likely reductions in personnel because of budget shortfalls this year.
State legislative leaders and university officials agreed that the University of Missouri System Board of Curators will keep its authority.
That makes nine candiates who will be running for two seats on the Columbia School Board.