eliot battle http://kbia.org en New Columbia elementary school will be named after Eliot Battle http://kbia.org/post/new-columbia-elementary-school-will-be-named-after-eliot-battle <p>The Columbia school board revealed a name for one of the two new Columbia elementary schools after months of planning and consideration.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:05:30 +0000 Melody Myers 47978 at http://kbia.org Community celebrates life of Eliot Battle http://kbia.org/post/community-celebrates-life-eliot-battle <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Boxes of tissues lined the sanctuary of Missouri United Methodist Church on Saturday morning, but laughter frequently filled the air as family, friends and community members gathered to remember Columbia educator Eliot Battle.</span></p><p>Battle died in June from injuries sustained in a car accident, and he is most remembered for his role in desegregating Columbia’s public schools. The city’s newest high school is named after his wife.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 18:25:22 +0000 Kellie Moore 36322 at http://kbia.org Community celebrates life of Eliot Battle Community shares memories of Eliot Battle http://kbia.org/post/community-shares-memories-eliot-battle <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal;">When anyone asked Eliot Battle how he was doing, he would always answer, "Super."</span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal;">Battle, a longtime Columbia educator, died Tuesday (June 11) from injuries sustained after a car crass Friday. He was 88.&nbsp;</span></p> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 13:57:17 +0000 Kellie Moore 35468 at http://kbia.org Community shares memories of Eliot Battle Eliot Battle, a long-time Columbia educator and leader in desegregation, has died http://kbia.org/post/eliot-battle-long-time-columbia-educator-and-leader-desegregation-has-died <p></p><p>A little more than a week <a href="http://kbia.org/post/battle-high-school-opens-students">after celebrating with his family and community the opening of Columbia's Battle High</a>, long-time Columbia educator Eliot Battle, has died. Columbia Public Schools spokesperson Michelle Baumstark says Battle died last night, Tuesday, June 11th, from injuries sustained after a car crash Friday. Battle had been hospitalized following the accident.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:32:14 +0000 Ryan Famuliner & Janet Saidi 35313 at http://kbia.org Eliot Battle, a long-time Columbia educator and leader in desegregation, has died Battle High School opens to students http://kbia.org/post/battle-high-school-opens-students <p>Columbia’s new Battle High is open and welcoming students today. Hundreds of teachers, students, and guests attended Sunday's dedication ceremony for the school. Battle High is Columbia’s third comprehensive high school, and it is dedicated to Muriel Williams Battle, a long-time educator who served the local community for more than 40 years.</p><p>Members of the Battle family spoke at the dedication. Muriel Williams’ husband, Eliot Battle, said he is impressed with the building, and is proud of having the name of Battle on this school.</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 12:56:14 +0000 Joyu Wang 34756 at http://kbia.org Battle High School opens to students Newscast for February 24, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-24-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>State Senate map preliminarily approved</li><li>Fulton superintendent says no more budget cuts this year</li><li>Columbia educator honored in documentary</li><li>Protest against Tiger Town in downtown Columbia</li><li>Last year&#39;s drought impacting this year crops</li></ul> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 23:59:58 +0000 Brian Pepoon 9468 at http://kbia.org Columbia's Battle honored in documentary http://kbia.org/post/columbias-battle-honored-documentary <p>MU Extension will premiere a documentary about the life of Eliot Battle, a long time educator and counselor for Columbia Public Schools.</p><p> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 22:51:30 +0000 9461 at http://kbia.org Columbia's Battle honored in documentary