The new association will award a $500 scholarship to one student from each of Columbia's three high schools. Applicants should be African-American high school seniors with at least a 2.7 GPA and strong community involvement. The scholarship awards ceremony will be May 17.
For the first time, students from Hickman High School will travel to southern Missouri to participate in a celebration of Kewpie doll creator Rose O'Neill. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Kewpie's first appearance, in Ladies' Home Journal. Hickman adopted the Kewpie as its mascot five years later, in 1914.
An incident at Hickman High School last fall — recorded and posted on YouTube — brought together a group of citizens and officials, looking at the school resource officer program. The result of their work is a revised contract proposal that would give schools more input on officers' evaluations.
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education held a summit Monday in Columbia with the goal of working to prevent students from dropping out of high school.
A variety of summer courses are available through the Columbia Public Schools. Although registration is open until May 1, school officials believe program enrollment will be high.
Retired English professor Doug Hunt finds "moral clarity" in tutoring refugees at Grant Elementary School.
About 600 educators and community leaders in 21 locations around the state will exchange ideas Monday.
Students competed at the annual Smithton Laboratory and Invention Convention at Smithton Middle School on Saturday morning in three different engineering experiments.
This school year will end June 2, two days ahead of schedule, because not all days scheduled to be missed because of winter weather were needed.
Retired Air Force Col. Scott K. Gibson III brings experiences abroad and at previous headmaster positions to his new post as head of Columbia Independent School.
Although private schools nationwide are feeling the pinch of the economic recession, many are choosing not to raise tuition. "Increased tuition in response to an economic downturn generally leads to increased student attrition," said Scott K. Gibson III, head of school for Columbia Independent School.
Jan Mees was elected president, and Tom Rose was elected vice president of the board at Monday night's meeting.
Starting today, parents may begin registering their children to start kindergarten in the fall. Jack Jensen, assistant superintendent of elementary education for Columbia Public Schools, gives parents the information necessary for registration.
The board, as it adds two members, is set to face more challenges Monday night.
Now, the majority of members on the Columbia School Board have been on hand for a year or less. That means a lot of on-the-job training and a fair dose of excitement.
Columbia residents are casting their ballots for the Second Ward and Sixth Ward City Council members and school board elections Tuesday until 7 p.m.
What voters had to say at Shepard Boulevard Elementary about the Sixth Ward elections
The budget for the city and Columbia Public Schools were key issues for those voters who turned out Tuesday morning.
Voters at Rock Bridge Christian Church had these thoughts about Tuesday's election.
A trickle of voters showed up Tuesday morning at the Columbia Public Library to choose two school board members from among nine candidates.