The Columbia Missourian - K-12 Education
Civil liberties group critical of mandatory breathalyzer tests at Rock Bridge prom
Mid-Missouri Civil Liberties Association president Dan Viets sent a letter to CPS officials criticizing Rock Bridge's decision.
Apr 23 10:00PM K-12 Education

Acclaimed authors speak to young writers as part of Unbound Book Festival
Kids were treated to talks from popular young adult authors and illustrators on Friday.
Apr 20 11:45PM K-12 Education

Columbia students leave classrooms again to demand gun law reform
Students walked out at schools including Battle, Hickman and Rock Bridge high schools and Gentry, Jefferson and West middle schools.
Apr 20 9:00PM K-12 Education

Parkade assistant principal recommended to lead Benton school
Sarah Sicht would succeed Laura Lewis as principal of the STEM-focused elementary school. Lewis is retiring at the end of the school year.
Apr 20 5:39PM K-12 Education

United Challenge teaches students inclusion, teamwork
The United Challenge is an annual athletic competition for Columbia high-school students with disabilities.
Apr 20 1:45AM K-12 Education

Organized student walkouts not planned for Columbine anniversary
CMNEA, a local schools union, has encouraged teachers and students to join them at busy Columbia intersections to advocate for gun law reform.
Apr 19 11:00PM K-12 Education

Columbia fourth-graders experience the Missouri River
Missouri River Relief is completing its first year of Missouri River Days, an opportunity for fourth graders to learn about the river hands-on.
Apr 19 11:00AM K-12 Education

Lee Elementary committee chooses a new name to recommend to the School Board
The renaming committee will submit the final recommendations of Locust Street Expressive Arts to the Columbia Board of Education in May.
Apr 19 12:45AM K-12 Education

Columbia high schoolers generally OK with sobriety checkpoints at upcoming proms
Rock Bridge Student Council members proposed having sobriety checkpoints at prom to their administration after incidents at their homecoming dance in the fall.
Apr 12 3:30PM K-12 Education

Lee Elementary kids parade their vocabulary skills through downtown
The parade was a fun way to get ready for standardized testing. "This is an awesome way for students to strengthen their brain and creativity," art teacher Ann Mehr said.
Apr 11 2:36PM K-12 Education

Lip-sync competition, cooperation across schools on display at CoMo Cow
Students from Battle, Hickman and Rock Bridge high schools lip-synced before a packed auditorium and local celebrity judges. The winner: "Cops and Robbers" from Rock Bridge.
Apr 10 12:46PM K-12 Education

School board members sworn in Monday night, high schools will add sobriety checkpoints at prom
Rock Bridge High School will test all students, while Battle and Hickman high schools will test on a case-by-case basis.
Apr 10 3:00AM K-12 Education