The Goodwill Excel Center is a free public high school where those over 21 years old can earn a high school diploma after meeting a 24-credit requirement, said the school's director, Mike Reynolds. It will also feature a cafeteria and free, on-site child care.
A mass email sent Friday by Superintendent Peter Stiepleman and School Board President Helen Wade expressed solidarity with district staff, but local advocates called the message problematic and divisive.
Educators want the state to reexamine the criteria for the 30-year-old A+ scholarship program so students who may not qualify _ often through no fault of their own _ would have a better chance at getting the money.
The police chief was the school resource officer's supervisor at the time of the incident and approved charging the student with second-degree assault.
Only two members of the public commented at the meeting, but both expressed concerns with collective bargaining.
A weekly discussion group on MU's campus focused on a controversy now involving the Columbia Public Schools.
Over 20 students from Boone County named semifinalists for National Merit Scholarships.
A long-delayed labor deal between the Columbia teachers union and the school district could be approved within weeks, but a legal challenge to the state law that complicated collective bargaining has yet to be resolved.
Even though he's just assumed a new role in a new institution, Doug Callahan feels a sense of familiarity as he begins work as Tolton Catholic High School's new president.
Columbia Police Chief Geoff Jones on Friday said the arrest of a Smithton Middle School student in January came as a result of an investigation that "was not thorough."
The Columbia Special Education Parent Teacher Association and the MU Thompson Center teamed up for an event celebrating inclusion in Columbia.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services recommends all children ages 2-18 receive the hepatitis A vaccine.
CPS is making the change to comply with a state program that provides financial assistance to the district based on the hours students are in school.
Diestel received probation for having sexual relations with a student in his class.
The goal is to get students off their phones and iPads and interacting with each other. Internet access for educational reasons will remain.
The school district's insurer settled with the parents of Gabriella Curry for $125,000 on Monday. Curry was struck by an SUV driven by a Columbia police officer outside of the school in January.
Property taxes in Columbia will rise, but the amount is not has high as it could have been.
The free clinics will be open to the public each Saturday, starting next week through Nov. 9.
Dropping your child off at kindergarten can be upsetting, so Battle Elementary's PTA created a space for parents to share the emotions of the big day.
A policy committee for Columbia Public Schools met to discuss possible changes in the district's policies on parents recording meetings with teachers and on school officials use of restraint on children. It's not clear when either issue will be ready for a final vote by the school board.
Columbia Public Schools says all went well as the 2019-20 academic year began.
Rock Bridge's Assistant Principal Lisa Nieuwenhuizen said Jump Start Day helps lower the anxiety some new students may experience when transitioning schools.