When Columbia parents need to go to work during a snow storm, their child care options are slim. Columbia Public Schools has created a snow-day child care program which will operate on snow days when the city’s main roads are snow-free.
19-year-old Derrik Sweeney is relieved to be home in Jefferson City after being detained for a week in a Cairo holding cell. Sweeney, along with three other Americans, was arrested for allegedly throwing fire bombs at police during a protest in Tahrir Square. Sweeney said they were threatened violently and beaten by Egyptian authorities.
However, Sweeney is now back safely in Jefferson City and spent Sunday night celebrating Thanksgiving with his family.
"Just being at home and seeing familiar things – and of course my family – it’s an overwhelming peace," he said.
MU Football Coach Gary Pinkel has issued an apology today for what he calls a “lack of judgment,” following his arrest last night by Boone County Sherriff’s deputies on suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated. Meanwhile, MU Chancellor Brady Deaton says the Athletics Department has his support in taking the “appropriate action.”
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.
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.
This week: The front man for the band Guster leads a discussion on sustainability at MU, DESE is trying to become exempt from No Child Left Behind, and a new scholarship is available for students statewide.
Originally published on Wed October 19, 2011 1:04 pm
USA Today parses through New York Federal Reserve's latest report (pdf) on Household Debt and Credit and finds that for the first time, this year the amount of student loans will surpass the $100 billion mark and the outstanding balance will exceed $1 trillion.