The Social Security Administration has informed Missouri school districts that only teachers, principals and a few other positions are exempt from paying into Social Security.
The numbers of students taking the SAT has risen 30 percent since 1998; the number of ACT-takers has risen 43 percent.
At Rock Bridge and Hickman High Schools, students don't have to follow the traditional path of picking French, German, Latin or Spanish to fill Missouri's foreign language requirement. Since 1990, Columbia Public Schools has offered Japanese as an alternative language for students to learn.
More than an hour of Monday night's Columbia Public School Board meeting centered around discussion of the achievement gap among the district's students.
Several of the protesters want the Columbia officer removed from the school district or even the force entirely.
New Haven students celebrated with a program on American history and patriotism.
In a unanimous decision, the Columbia Independent School's board of trustees chose Scott Gibson III as the new head of the school.
Columbia Public Schools will decide whether to amend its budget to reflect the uncertain economic climate at Monday's school board meeting, Chief Operations Officer Nick Boren said.
Smithton and Lange middle schools hosted the forums Wednesday night.
Patricia Powell taught at West Junior High School for 20 years but recently added to her list of accomplishments.
As the school board searches for the next superintendent, it asks community members to suggest priorities the board should have when searching.
The high school held a mock election Monday where students voted on both presidential and Missouri governor candidates. Sen. Barack Obama won the presidential vote, and Attorney General Jay Nixon won the gubernatorial vote.
Parents, students and church members gathered at St. Luke's Methodist Church Monday night to discuss the next step in working to remove Hickman Resource Officer Mark Brotemarkle from Hickman and from the Columbia Police Department. Later that night, the City Council heard public comment on the subject.
Eighteen high school teams from around the state competed in Saturday's quizbowl tournament, hosted by the MU Quizbowl Club.
Students at Mill Creek Elementary School read books in their pajamas to raise money instead of dressing up for Halloween Friday.
Under the new guidelines, any student involved in a fight will automatically receive a 10-day out-of-school suspension. Students who endanger or assault a faculty member and repeat offenders may be punished more severely — potentially be suspended for 180 days or an entire school year.
This year marks the first for the district to close schools while the buildings are used as polling places.
Representatives from the Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, Progressive and Constitution parties — the five parties that will appear on the Missouri ballot — took to the stage Thursday night at a forum hosted by Hickman High School as part of its Speak Your Mind series.
The naming committee for the new elementary school held its second and final meeting Wednesday to select a name from the 39 suggestions submitted by members of the community. The selection, Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary School, will be submitted to the Board of Education for approval.
Seven teenagers were arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of peace disturbance by fighting following a fight at Hickman High School. An eighth teen was arrested on suspicion of first-degree trespassing.