One of my favorite projects that we do is to go to the area schools and find out what's happening. Each year we go to schools and hear from students, teachers and administrators about what's happening in their school district, especially the high school.

This year I'll be exploring Sacred Heart on Jan. 26; La Monte on Feb. 4; Applewood Christian School on Feb. 9; Smithton on Feb. 12; St. Paul Lutheran in Sedalia on Feb. 17; Northwest School on Feb. 20; and the Smith-Cotton Schools.

I'm also hoping to check in with Green Ridge, Cole Camp and schools in Johnson County in March.

Our thanks to the following sponsors for making our Focus on Education Tour possible:

Bryan Motors, Coldwell Banker-Monsees Realty, Missouri Valley College, Subway of Sedalia, Bing's, Jim's Tire Service, Ewing-Shutte-Semler Funeral Home, The Safe Kids Coalition of West Central Missouri, Advance Auto Parts, The Sedalia Police Department, Easy Net Wireless Internet and Raynor Garage Door.

I look forward to finding out what our students are learning in school and we'll play them back during Sedalia AM at 9 a.m. on Newstalk 1050 KSIS.