The WATCH D.O.G.S program at Parkade Elementary School allows fathers and father figures to come to the school during the day to help out and work with students.
In the bond election to go before voters in April, the cost of building the new high school is lower than originally estimated and funds for other projects reworked, making it possible to pay for a new elementary school.
Friends and classmates in Texas and Missouri remember Emily and Lauren Kahler, who were shot to death, along with their mother, on Saturday evening. "She could light up a room with her smile," said one of Lauren's Columbia friends, Paige Shipma.
Columbia Public Schools will host a public forum Thursday to discuss the five-year Comprehensive School Improvement Plan.
More and more universities, including MU, are using plagiarism software and Web sites such as SafeAssign and turnitin.com. The use of such detection programs is not disciplinary in nature. It's meant to teach students how to avoid copying their work.
A study commissioned by The Volunteer Family and released in July reports that more than 70 percent of youths ages 12 to 17 have volunteered.
The Columbia School Board talked about whether to use a general contractor or a construction management agency for construction of the new high school.
An automated external defibrillator kept at Hickman High School appears to have been a lifesaver for a carpenter in Columbia Public Schools who went into cardiac arrest Tuesday.
Julie Nichols' online civics class has students from Alaska to Massachusetts. Her involvement in the virtual school creates opportunity for Columbia students to enroll in online classes.
After 93 years, Field Elementary is saying goodbye to its students. Early childhood and gifted programs will move into Field Elementary, and the students will move to a new school, Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary in January.
The Columbia schools superintendent says it's important to address the possibility of adding an additional elementary school because of expected growth and to reduce the number of mobile classrooms, which was a priority of an earlier School Board.
A study that compares state standards in academic proficiency found that Missouri uses some of the most rigorous standards for reading and math in the United States to measure proficiency of its students.
School Board members vote to halt marching band until 10th grade and to relocate classes and programs to Field Elementary.
The Columbia School Board will vote Monday on how to use the Field Elementary School and the 4600 Bethel Rd. properties.
Four state senators and top state educators met for a hearing at the University of Central Missouri. Educators gave testimony that Missouri needs more educational funding. The Missouri Educated Citizenry 2020 Committee will use the information to plan legislation designed to improve education.
Two Columbia elementary schools began distributing the H1N1 vaccine to students who received parental consent. Columbia Public Schools will offer the vaccine to all students in the district as it becomes available.
Contaminated candy is less of a Halloween safety concern than people might think, but parents should still be cautious, Safe Kids Columbia says.
Columbia Public School's Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee recommended that Field Elementary School be turned into an early childhood education center and that Bearfield School students go to a property on Bethel Street that the district is buying.
Missouri has the second highest standards in reading for fourth- and eighth-graders. The National Center for Education Statistics compared the standards states used in 2005 and 2007 to judge students' math and reading profiency.
Fifth-graders at Paxton Keeley Elementary School have been crushing up Smarties and inhaling the powder, likely mimicking YouTube how-to videos.