The Missourian announces the launch of its K-12 education blog, Schoolhouse Talk, designed to engage readers in a conversation about education and showcase citizen-submitted stories and art.
Kathy Ritter was named principal of Rock Bridge High School on Monday. She had been acting principal since Andy Kohl resigned in July.
Now that a site has been chosen for the new high school, the next step is determining which part of the property's 236 acres should be used.
In other business, an assistant superintendent presented information on the district’s plan to transition middle and junior high schools to a sixth- through eighth-grade configuration.
Columbia’s next public high school will be built on the 80-acre St. Charles Road Development site in the northeast part of the district.
The Columbia School Board will probably vote on whether to change the location for the district’s next high school Monday night.
More than 120 MU students applied for Teach for America in 2006.
In 10 years, the Magic of Chemistry program has taught more than 2,500 mid-Missouri Girl Scouts about science.
The panel included City Council members Chris Janku and Almeta Crayton, SAFE co-chairman Dean Anderson and Michael McClung, co-owner of Tonic, Déjà Vu and Quinton’s.
Columbia public school students who get supplemental education at the Center for Gifted Education were sent back early to their regular classes Thursday because of fumes anticipated from a re-roofing project.
Open forums will be held this week to discuss redistricting concerns over the addition of another elementary school to Columbia.
Hundreds of students crowded the dance floor Saturday night at Rock Bridge High School’s Homecoming dance, with no signs of anyone being left on the sidelines.
The state provides as much public school funding as the Missouri Constitution requires, a Cole County judge ruled Wednesday in rejecting a lawsuit filed by almost one-half of the state’s school districts, including Columbia Public Schools.
High school Homecoming activities scheduled for the next week showcase spirit and alumni.
The construction of Columbia’s new elementary school could cause the redistricting of five other elementary schools, officials said Thursday.
Marion Dickerson, a grandparent and signature collector, will speak to the high school site evaluation committee at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Innovations in architecture, technology and teaching methods have led to unique environments in high schools throughout the country, but the focus continues to be on student learning.
At “The Issues Facing Aging America,” the first of four Speak Your Mind forums to be held at Hickman High School this year, students learned and asked questions about retirement, age discrimination and health care.
Only one person showed up to the morning meeting.
Sixth Ward City Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe said she is worried that new engineering estimates won’t include costs to the city.