columbia public schools

4:51 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Columbia's Battle honored in documentary

MU Cooperative Media Group

MU Extension will premiere a documentary about the life of Eliot Battle, a long time educator and counselor for Columbia Public Schools.

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10:11 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Columbia Board approves school boundaries

The Columbia Board of Education has given final approval to the district’s attendance boundaries.  Tweaked from out of 182 possible scenarios, the Board Monday approved Approach B, which divides Columbia Public School’s Secondary Boundaries into six intermediate schools for grades 6-8 and three high schools for grades 9-12.

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9:16 am
Tue February 7, 2012

CPS releases names of new Battle High administrators

Columbia Public Schools announced new leadership team members for Columbia’s Battle High School Monday. Jacob Sirna was named Assistant Principal of the new high school which is scheduled to open in Fall of 2013.

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6:14 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

Schools celebrate Black History Month

Public schools all around Columbia will put on a number of events to celebrate and educate the community about Black History Month this February.

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11:36 am
Wed January 11, 2012

Ballot measures approved by school board

Chris Belcher, superintendent of Columbia schools

A 40-cent tax levy increase and $50 million bond issue have been unanimously approved by Columbia school board members, to go on the April ballot. The move came at last night's school board meeting.

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AM Newscasts
10:45 am
Wed January 11, 2012

Newscast for January 11, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Republican challengers to Claire McCaskill debate in forum
  • State bill aims to prevent Gov. Nixon from creating a federally mandated health care exchange
  • School board wants voters to eliminate trailers in public schools
6:31 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

New Columbia school boundaries

Panelists explained how the proposed boundary changes would affect schools in Columbia.

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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4:00 pm
Mon December 26, 2011

Macon high schooler leads thousands

Blodgett laughs along with her classmates as they play a mock-interview game in her Business Technology class.
Elizabeth Trovall KBIA

This week: The latest on the CPS redistricting process. Plus we’ll introduce you to a high schooler in Macon who has already started ‘climbing the ladder.’

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5:43 pm
Tue December 20, 2011

Committee to recommend Plan B for CPS school boundaries

Provided by Columbia Public Schools

The Committee tasked with putting together a new plan for the boundaries of the Columbia Public School District has decided on its recommendation to the School Board.

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6:14 pm
Mon December 12, 2011

Inside Columbia's High Schools

Students work in an AP Calculus class at Hickman high school in Columbia
Camille Phillips KBIA

This week on exam, we take you inside the cultures of Columbia’s high schools.

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10:36 am
Fri December 9, 2011

CPS redistricting hearings bring out numerous concerns

Columbia’s Secondary Enrollment Planning Committee recently completed a series of eight public forums where Columbia residents could gather and share opinions about the redistricting of Columbia Public Schools.

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5:19 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

Exam: November 14, 2011


This week, we check in on a program aiming to combat obesity at an early stage – elementary school. Plus, we chat with the future assistant superintendent for secondary education for Columbia public schools.

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4:37 pm
Mon October 31, 2011

Exam: October 31, 2011

This week: Columbia Public Schools is exploring the options for it new school boundaries. Three Columbia high school students win an award meant to honor the best young writers in the country.  And Columbia and the University of Missouri continue to expand their relationship with China.

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