Columbia Public Schools

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Nonprofits Make Columbia and Its Public Schools Better 

Dr. Brian Yearwood discusses how nonprofits are helping the Columbia community and its public schools better.

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School Budgeting

A Glimpse into Columbia Public Schools’ Budget Development Process.

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Inspiring Greatness Throughout CPS

In August, we gathered all of our nearly 3,000 employees together for the first time…

Dr Brian Yearwood and Mathew Gass

Increasing Access to Healthcare to Boost Student Success

Children can only learn if their basic needs are taken care of and they are…

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Students Reap Dividends of Early College

Imagine a scenario where a high school student graduates from college before graduating from high…

School Kids

Supporting Public Schools is Good Business

Dr. Brian Yearwood discusses the district’s Partners in Education program which has provided an avenue for more than 250 Columbia businesses to be actively engaged in our schools.

Celebrating Similarities and Differences

Celebrating Similarities and Differences

It’s important for our community to know that Columbia Public Schools is focused on achievement…


CPS Inspires Creativity

When it came to local schoolchildren’s contribution to CoMo 200, Columbia’s official bicentennial celebration, CPS…

In the Face of a Challenge

Over the past nine months, with COVID-19 spreading through Columbia and the world, Dr. Peter…

Erica Dickson

2021 20 Under 40: Erica Dickson

Assistant Supervisor of Student Services, Columbia Public Schools; COO, Innovated Dreamz; Owner, Xola’s Vegan On-The-Go …

Mind the Gap: Educational Opportunities through CPS

Eighteen months ago, Columbia saw the possibility of two large companies building distribution centers or…