Columbia Public Schools' policy for heat-related early dismissal, changed last year, affects only those schools that don't have air conditioning. And the district plans to make cooling those schools a priority as part of a bond issue slated for 2010.
A new program at MU will build a community of students and faculty around the intersection of mathematics and life sciences. The program is funded by a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
The Columbia School Board could vote Monday on the allocation of $171,000 of stimulus funds to improve its special education department.
With just more than two weeks until the first day of classes, Columbia Public Schools is developing a plan to manage possible outbreaks of swine flu.
The Voluntary Action Center's "Stuff the Bus" drive, which will be held this year during the sales tax holiday, collects school supplies to provide Columbia youth in need with the tools to be successful in school. They want to fill 1,600 backpacks for needy children.
Technological advancements at MU and Stephens and Columbia colleges are intended to make online courses more like in-person classroom experiences.
Three deputies from the Boone County Sheriff's Department that served as school resource officers and DARE teachers in Columbia Public Schools will be reassigned to schools outside of the city. The district will compensate the department for the remaining deputy.
The school district wants to use $1.6 million of federal money to purchase a new building for a special education facility or an early childhood education facility. The funds are part of $4 million in stimulus funds that must be spent before the end of the 2009-10 school year.
Starting in the fall, student teachers at Columbia College can work directly with seven schools in the Columbia Public School District. Previously, they had to secure placement by going through MU's program.
Day two of the school safety and security conference featured Aaron Richman, co-director of the Institute of Terrorism Research and Response and a former police officer from Israel.
The Career Ladder program in the Columbia Public School District, which pays teachers who devote additional hours beyond their contracts at the school, might not receive its anticipated state funding.
Elizabeth Choe and Ashok Cutkosky, two 2009 Hickman High School graduates, were named semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search.
Missouri is ranked below the median in new data released on children's health and well-being.
The Lunch in the Park program, which serves free and nutritious lunches to kids 18 and younger, is experiencing a surge in volunteers and participants.
Three Columbia organizations are uniting to help young people get employment through job preparation and work-appropriate clothes.
Visitation and memorial services are scheduled for former Columbia educator Rosie Tippin.
Career Ladder, an incentive program that rewards teachers for their achievements, is one program within the Columbia Public School District to receive more money in this year's budget.
The Columbia Missouri National Education Association will host a trivia night on Friday to raise money for its scholarship fund, which benefits students from city high schools.
The Missouri Senate has formed a committee that aims to improve education in the state and better prepare students for the job market.
The Columbia Audobon Society's contest features the male ruby-throated hummingbird and is to include prizes such as bird feeders and bird flash cards.