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APR and MAP data highlight school districts' progress

Published Nov. 19 2017

The latest Annual Performance Review totals for local school districts were reported Wednesday, but there's more to evaluating public schools'...

Good tidings from a kingdom close to home

Published Nov. 19 2017

A kingdom's monarchs, warriors and other residents of lands far away and styled after a time long ago came to...

Perfection is most rare for subgroup achievement at Mid-Mo schools

Published Nov. 19 2017

A look at Mid-Missouri schools' latest Annual Performance Review scores as a whole tells some broad stories about collective achievements...

Blair Oaks eyeing new high school

Published Nov. 18 2017

The Blair Oaks R-2 school district is asking itself what it would take to build a new high school and...

Annual performance scores released for local school districts

Published Nov. 15 2017

Missouri's education department has released the latest scores for its Annual Performance Report that determines accreditation for non-charter public schools,...

Voting open on name for new high school

Published Nov. 14 2017

At this moment, voters have the opportunity to decide the name of Jefferson City's second public high school.

Jefferson City woman seeks help to reunite family after hurricane

Published Nov. 12 2017

A local woman is trying to reunite with her husband after the destruction of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, and...

Jefferson City Public Schools pursue diversity

Published Nov. 12 2017

Community members and Jefferson City Public Schools' leadership have cited the importance of the district's staff being as diverse as...

Helias students to interview veterans for history project

Published Nov. 12 2017

Helias High School opened an opportunity on Veterans Day for veterans to contribute their recorded stories to posterity.

JCPS faces teacher shortage

Published Nov. 12 2017

Community meetings on diversity hosted by Jefferson City Public Schools in recent weeks have cast a renewed spotlight on the...

JCPS board's Couty announces plans for re-election

Published Nov. 11 2017

Jefferson City Public Schools Board of Education member Michael Couty has announced his intent to run for re-election.

Local students gather candy, other supplies for Operation Gratitude

Published Nov. 11 2017

A former student has helped St. Martin Catholic School collect a post-Halloween haul of candy and other supplies to fill...

Area company, nonprofit partner to bring books to youth

Published Nov. 11 2017

An IT management company partnered again with a nonprofit to bring books and backpacks to students in Jefferson City this...

Teens administer justice in mock criminal case

Published Nov. 9 2017

"Jury of their peers" referred not to the defendant in a murder case in federal court Wednesday in Jefferson City,...

Former JCHS associate principal to publish book

Published Nov. 9 2017

David Wilson hopes to have his first book published soon.“I’ve always wanted to write a book. It just happens that...

Jefferson City Public Schools' diversity meetings wrap up

Published Nov. 9 2017

Jefferson City Public Schools hosted the last of its three scheduled community diversity meetings, leaving the district with the task...

JCPS hosts second diversity discussion

Published Nov. 8 2017

The prompts were the same, as were the issues Tuesday night at Jefferson City Public Schools' second community meeting on...

JCPS state aid in revenue lower than peers

Published Nov. 5 2017

Jefferson City Public Schools receives less of a share of its revenue from the state than other districts its size,...

Immaculate Conception students combine reading, riding

Published Nov. 5 2017

Lora Boessen tread upon a good idea a couple years ago, and she brought an innovative classroom exercise opportunity to...

Transition of service honored

Published Nov. 3 2017

Different symbols of patriotism adorned all dimensions of the inside of the St. Martins Knights of Columbus Hall during Operation...