The Columbia Board of Education narrowly defeated a policy change that would allow two district officials to carry a concealed firearm.
The proposed gun policy would be changed to let the district’s director and assistant director of security carry concealed handguns.
Amir Dizdarevic received his diploma from MU High School on Saturday afternoon. The 26-year-old had dropped out of school more than 10 years ago.
The Columbia Public School Science Department has organized a trip to Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks. Students and Columbia Public School staff departed Saturday for the weeklong trip.
Students participated in a tornado drill, learned cooking and practiced football skills during Battle High School's first week of classes.
On the second day of classes at Battle High School, some students played Ultimate Frisbee and some teachers received lessons on technology.
Battle High School's staff used the day to troubleshoot, while students began creating traditions for the new school.
Teachers, administrators and family members honored Missouri educator Muriel Williams Battle at a Sunday dedication ceremony. The new school will open its doors Monday.
Since two moms founded the Southern Boone Learning Garden in 2007, it has grown to serve all elementary-aged students in the Southern Boone School District.
Two years ago, Moberly Middle School received a grant for student laptops. At the end of next year, the grant money will run out. The district is still trying to figure out what happens next.
A dedication ceremony will be held at Muriel Williams Battle High School at 2 p.m. Sunday, a day before summer classes begin. Because of recent rains and nearby construction, an alternate route to the school has been suggested.
J.W. "Blind" Boone's motto of "merit, not sympathy, wins" is the topic of these students' winning essays in an annual writing contest.
Kaitlyn Booth, a 17-year-old junior, was arrested May 14 on suspicion of felony first-degree property damage and harassment after changing a fellow student's last name in the yearbook to a sexual term, according to a probable cause statement.
The Harry Potter-themed event included magical activities like wand decorating and a gnome toss to raise money for The Eliminate Project, which works to wipe out neonatal and maternal tetanus.
Jacob Freyermuth is headed to the University of Minnesota to study physics and possibly math, while Lily Qian is headed to Northwestern University to study medicine and perhaps specialize in oncology or pathology.
Some states are resisting the Common Core standards, which are widely being implemented nationwide, due to issues including increased costs, harder tests and curriculum control.
In Missouri, a bill that would have required the state education department to estimate the cost of implementing the standards and to hold statewide hearings about them failed. The legislative session has wrapped up.
Rock Bridge High School seniors of the 2012-2013 school year say goodbye to high school and are already preparing for what's to come.
Jefferson, Oakland and West junior high schools held their last day of class under their current names Friday. Each will become middle schools beginning in the fall.
Missourian reporters asked elementary school students: "What's the coolest thing you learned this year in school?"