Proposed renovations and additions would provide students and staff with more adequate facilities and increase safety, officials say.
The fate of an amendment next week will determine how much control schools have over teacher evaluations and contracts.
Two Columbia mothers urge people to remember children with food allergies and invisible disabilities. There are "all types of little ones out there," Tara Arnett says.
Operation School Bell, one of the programs run by the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri, provides free clothes and hygiene kits to hundreds of kids in Columbia Public Schools. The Assistance League recently celebrated the 20th year of operation in Columbia.
Missouri Board of Education gathered opinions during a public hearing Monday about the work of parent and educator groups that are revising Common Core standards. The eight groups, appointed by the Missouri legislature, have until October 2015 to revise the federal education standards for Missouri.
At Wednesday's World Cafe, Columbia Public Schools invited community members to discuss how to prepare students to achieve goals.
Columbia residents interested in attending the World Cafe can reserve a spot until Wednesday morning by contacting the Columbia Public Schools Community Relations Department at 214-3960.
The school's principal said the Stallion Stampede fundraiser typically brings in at least $10,000. This year the school plans to use that money to buy iPads.
Rock Bridge, Hickman and Battle high schools were among the schools competing in the annual event Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Even though its main backer is out of the game, Amendment 3 is still on the Nov. 4 ballot, and opponents want to make sure it doesn't pass.
The disturbance Thursday included an assault of a teacher.
The MAC Scholars program speaks to parents about how to best influence multicultural children academically.
The Rock Bridge High School marching band had its best performance at the Fort Zumalt North River City marching band competition under first-year director Patrick Sullivan.
Jeri Petre will be recommended to become principal of the elementary school set to open next year.
The $2.3 million from the National Science Foundation will help answer the question of how to ensure that elementary school students have access to high quality mathematics instruction.
The School Board also approved more than $30,000 in building renovations.
Rain didn't stop the fun for the students, teachers and family members attending Friday's Fairview Fever, the school's largest fundraising event of the year.
At Monday's meeting, Columbia School Board members will discuss funding a pilot program for girls lacrosse at all three high schools. The proposal would create club teams for spring 2015 and Missouri State High School Activities Association-approved teams by the 2016-17 school year.
The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education says the grant could expand preschool programs for 4-year-olds in what it describes as "high-need communities."
The program is meant to help low-income and first-generation applicants navigate the sometimes overwhelming process and increase the number of college applications in Missouri.