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Journalism - Information Gathering Resources

Use Information From the "Education" Tab to Answer the Following Questions:

  • Explain the step-by-step process that you used to find the information.
  • Indicate what you found.
  • Determine whether the information that you found is trustworthy.

Education Information

1.  What is on the elementary Columbia Public Schools menu for September 2018?

2.  Using the Chronicle of Higher Education, find out:

  • Which universities spend the most on research libraries?
  • Where does MU rank in that list?

Suggested Activity:

Congratulations!  You have been assigned the Columbia, MO education beat for your news organization.  You need to familiarize yourself with the K-12 school district and how it compares to other Missouri school districts.  How does Columbia compare to St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield school districts in the following areas?

  • Accreditation status
  • Preschool and K-12 enrollment for 2017 and over the last 5 years
  • Average teacher salaries
  • Professional staff with advanced degrees