A school board vote will be held Wednesday to decide whether or not to pass a plan that entails closing down 29 of 61 of Kansas City's public schools. The plan would also cut 700 of the district's jobs.
The monthly screenings, which saw more than the normal number of children this month, allow for early detection in children with hearing and vision problems.
MU student athletes read to elementary students as part of the Star Light Reading Program, a part of the MU College of Education.
The Missouri Department of Conservation estimates that schools can save 25 to 75 percent on heating by burning biomass instead of oil or natural gas.
Columbia Public Schools named Mark Maus principal of Rock Bridge High School Monday. Maus is currently assistant principal of Oak Park High School in Kansas City and will replace Rock Bridge Principal Kathy Ritter.
Kindergarten registration for Columbia Public Schools will begin March 17.
Columbia Public Schools leaders are educating the community about the upcoming ballot issue by making more than 100 presentations before the vote appears on the ballot in early April.
The question of which schools will suffer from state funding cuts is left unanswered at Missouri's state capitol. The debate of "What's fair?" splits officials on the decision.
Lincoln University becomes only central Missouri university to offer an Environmental Science master's degree program.
Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Chris Belcher says three finalists are being considered for the job.
Stimulus money has helped Columbia's school district during the economic downturn, but that program has a 2012 expiration date.
Missouri's school district funding through the K-12 Education Foundation Formula is expected to be reduced by 2 percent statewide.
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released a memo Wednesday detailing that a funding shortfall could result in a 2 percent reduction in what Missouri schools otherwise would receive.
A record 103 chess players took part in the annual Columbia Open Chess Tournament. The elementary and middle school competition has been going on for 13 years.
The Columbia School Board hears how the district compares to 12 other state districts in federal funds received and asks for volunteers to serve on district committees.
A Missouri senator wants to implement a bill that would pay teachers based on their performance
Peter Stiepleman, principal at West Boulevard Elementary School, will succeed Jack Jensen as assistant superintendent for elementary education.
Author and MU professor Valerie Kaussen, who was in Haiti when the earthquake occurred, and Haiti native and University Hospital nurse Sandra Beldor spoke at the event that raised funds for Doctors Without Borders and Partners in Health.
In order to trim its budget, the Kansas City School District superintendent has proposed closing around 30 schools.
A Washington University graduate student has come up with a new way to tutor students who are struggling with math and science.