Marsha Tyson and Lorrie Askeland came to teaching via different routes, but they find common satisfaction in teaching science and watching the light bulb click on in students' minds when they understand something.
For 27 years, Columbia Public Schools has produced award-winning financial reports. The award is not competitive, but districts must demonstrate excellence in their reports.
Marching band for eighth- and ninth-graders dominated the discussion Monday evening at the Columbia School Board meeting.
Columbia Public Schools had 116 students transfer this year under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. As people invested in the schools wonder to what extent the No Child act measures success, they are also trying to get their arms around the growing number of student sanctions.
The district is expected to consider purchasing a 60,275 foot property off of Paris road. Purchasing the property would allow the district to house its own storage and have building services operate from a central location.
On Friday night, a group of Rock Bridge High School students played a game of musical chairs with canvases as part of the Artrageous Weekend festivities.
Cool weather and damp fields didn't deter fans from cheering on their teams during football games at Hickman and Rock Bridge high schools on Friday night.
Suicide is a delicate issue —but one that will continue to be reported on. The Missourian's policy on running suicides, which was put in place long ago, comes down to the public element.
Homecoming queen candidates at Hickman back charities at a fair in the commons.
Columbia Public School District has received roughly $6.5 million from various funds and in federal stimulus money. Although the district does not know exactly how all the money will be required to be spent, some money will be used for serving homeless students and enhancing technology use.
Homecoming week for Hickman and Rock Bridge high schools is packed with activities, all coordinating to their "Where the Wild Things Are" and circus homecoming themes, respectively.
Father Augustine Tolton escaped slavery in Missouri as a child during the Civil War and went on to serve as a priest in the U.S. after his education and ordination in Rome.
Some schools aren't getting the coverage they should.
Superintendent Chris Belcher proposed raising sick day compensation as an incentive for teachers to notify the district earlier that they plan to retire or resign.
Brothers and sisters play a unique role in the lives of their siblings with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. To help them connect with others in similar situations, two "Sibshops" will be held at MU's Thompson Center.
The program is being recognized for helping students. The award's namesake, Norman Gysbers, teaches in MU's College of Education.
At a work session, Columbia School Board heard proposals for curriculum changes that included creating a separate health class for sixth- through eighth-graders. The board will vote on the changes next month.
An Associated Press investigation revealed cases of contaminated water in thousands of schools around the country. Contaminants have been found in schools in all 50 states.
T.J. Wheeler visited Grant Elementary students this week for the third year, as a part of his international Hope, Heroes and the Blues program. A group of students will perform with him at the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival.
A woman who has worked in the Affton school district since she was in high school says she has no plans to retire.