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Jefferson City Public Schools

The superintendent of the Jefferson City Public School District announced his retirement at the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

Brian Mitchell, superintendent of the 21st largest school district in the state of Missouri, will be stepping down as superintendent after almost six years with the Jefferson City Public Schools. Mitchell was announced as the superintendent on July 1, 2009, replacing Bert Kimble who had served the district for 12 years.

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Tuesday was the first day candidates could file to run for the school board, and School board member Tom Rose has announced he will not run for reelection.

After seven years on the school board, Rose's term will expire in April. Rose plans to focus on his private veterinary practice, but he said he will still be involved with education.

“I'll still stay involved in the school, especially involved in early childhood education and those types of things but I also see that there are, can certainly give an opportunity for other people that had expressed interest in serving on the board as well," Rose said.

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The Columbia Board of Education visited three schools Thursday, two physically and a third virtually, to see how new technology is being used throughout the district.

       At Midway Heights Elementary it's the first year where there are classrooms have provided one mini iPad for each student.  Midway is part of an elementary school iPad pilot program along with Shepard, Grant, and Russell Elementary. 

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has named a former St. Louis-area school official to the State Board of Education.

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Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to legislation that could allow quicker state intervention in failing school districts.

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Cushing to step down from school board

Sep 6, 2012
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Columbia Public Schools announced Thursday that one of its board members, Paul Cushing, is stepping down to take a job in Minnesota.