Education Top Stories

MU welcomes largest student body in history

The University of Missouri welcomed its largest student body in history Monday, with nearly 35,000 students enrolled.



Avoid the 'back-to-school plague'

On average, elementary school children get eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year, according to the CDC. For the older kids, it is about half that. Teachers and parents commonly refer to it as the Back-to-School Plague. But there are simple ways to keep your kids healthy.

John Sperling

REUTERS/Phil McCarten

Founder of University of Phoenix, 93, dies

The founder of the University of Phoenix, Dr. John G. Sperling, has died, according to a statement posted on the Apollo Education Group's website. He was 93.

Cole Co. school districts face money loss due to legal battle

School districts in Cole County could be facing a loss of thousands of dollars stemming back to a lawsuit Ameren Missouri against several counties in the state.

New assault complaints against ex-Mizzou RB emerge

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two more former University of Missouri students have gone public with assault allegations against ex-running back Derrick Washington, including a women's soccer player who said her coach suggested she could lose her scholarship if she pursued her complaint that Washington punched her in a 2010 fight.

R. Bowen Loftin

MU Chancellor responds to ESPN "Outside the Lines" report

University of Missouri Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin today responded to an ESPN Outside the Lines report pointing out instances when MU should have taken action in campus assaults.

Students briefly evacuated from Columbia elementary school

Students were briefly evacuated from a Columbia elementary school Thursday after a wall heater at Two Mile Prairie Elementary was turned on by accident.

Missouri medical school receives $2.4 million gift

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri School of Medicine has received a $2.4 million gift to create an endowed chair in oncology.

Irresistible Headlines


ABC 17 News Most Popular Stories


ABC 17 Toolbox