The school board also voted to pay teachers an additional one percent of their salary.
A 1 percent increase for teachers and other professional staff will be considered.
A plan to ease crowding at Lange Middle School would send future middle-schoolers to Gentry Middle School and transfer some current Lange students to Gentry.
"This is not just a job for me, it's a vocation," she says.
Hickman High School students adopted a soldier in November. On Friday, that soldier came back to thank them.
Hickman's former principal Bob Nolke is taking a job as Interim Adminstrator for Columbia's future regional Catholic high school after retiring in 2001. He will be providing information about the plans for the high school, marketing and securing additional funding.
Students and faculty members at Rock Bridge and Hickman high schools talk about taking the new End-of-Course Assessment, or EOCA, which replaces the Missouri Assessment Program, or MAP. Just like the MAP, the EOCA is used to measure academic progress under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
Stephens College Children's School is hosting a Community Clean-Up day Wednesday to encourage young students to learn about the importance of cleaning up the community and promoting a healthy planet.
Good Shepherd Lutheran School students completed their pioneer unit by holding classes in a one-room schoolhouse.
The annual event, to be held Saturday at Jesse Hall, was created so elementary school children and their families could experience a taste of graduate school.
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.