Last night, the Columbia City Council approved a zoning request for new student housing, which will be put in on Locust Street between Hitt and Waugh Streets. But the decision has many parents and school board officials from Lee Elementary School expressing their concerns about the future increase in traffic.
Students at the University of Missouri are ramping up their efforts to change the status of the student representative on the system's Board of Curators. Bill Raack reports that legislation to give the student curator voting rights is working its way through the Missouri General Assembly.
State education officials could step in quicker to assist failing Missouri school districts under legislation backed in the House.
Districts that lose state accreditation currently are given two years to improve before the state officials can intervene. The new legislation removes the waiting period.
When the state Board of Education revokes a district's accreditation, it then would decide whether to set conditions for the local school board to remain in place or determine when an alternative governing system for those schools would take effect.
University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton spoke to the University of Missouri-Columbia Faculty Council Thursday before its regularly scheduled meeting. This was the council's first meeting since the University system's Board of Curators approved tuition increases that leave the system with a $47.1 million budget gap.
Missouri’s men’s basketball game against Kansas on Saturday was the 267th time the teams have played. But it could be one of the last times the long time rivals will compete since MU is moving to the Southeastern Conference next year. Opposing petitions have sprung up in Kansas and Missouri to either save or end the Border Showdown.
Truman State University administrators created a coalition to find ways to adjust to budget cuts earlier this month. Now, the student member of the coalition, Ryan Nely is forming a similar coalition of all students.
Eleven states have been issued waivers from some provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, but Missouri was not one of them. But as Maria Altman reports, the State Board of Education is trying to change that.