Education

Gr8Job: Mentoring program to help students at school

Mom claims school isn’t doing enough to stop bullying on bus

“Get Eagle Fit” program hopes to improve fitness and nutritional knowledge for students

New position added at Newport schools

Russian National Ballet performance at Three Rivers College

AC Care Service designed to lessen student’s burdens

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GR8 Job: Students deliver welcome messages to overseas soldiers

Warren County district adopts four-day school week schedule

Walnut Ridge Elementary School participates in “One School, One Book"

Report: School discipline numbers show bias against black students

Report: Arkansas schools using out of school suspension, breaking law

Outdoor skills program starts with new year

School choice likely to be part of legislative agenda

Dotson said he is still working on the bill this time and believes it has more support for this year’s session.

Schools receive funding for the great outdoors

The funding comes from Arkansas Game and Fish Commission fines collected in counties from hunting and fishing violations, AEDC officials said.

School van driver under investigation after teen records her using FaceTime while driving

A new driver has been assigned to transport the 16-year-old, and in addition, the superintendent says the driver under investigation is no longer permitted to transport any of the school district’s students.

East Poinsett County School District considering big changes

The East Poinsett County School district is looking to change the set-up of their elementary schools.

Bay hires SRO for school

13 children dead from flu so far this season, CDC says

Canceled flights strand Munford High band in Texas

December Teacher of the Month: Hannah Nelson

Federal Commission on School Safety recommends ways to make schools safer

Poplar Bluff School Foundation funds grants, students to collect data for NASA

A group of students prove every penny counts

Students pinch pennies to help others.

A-State gets major ranking

A-State receives new classification.

“No True Bill” in case of former A-State Chancellor

Grand jury rules, "No True Bill".

New report shows stunning numbers on teen vaping and drug use

Teen vaping is up nationwide.

University of Central Arkansas suspends fraternity

The University of Central Arkansas has suspended the Kappa Sigma fraternity for hazing following student allegations that chapter members would spray cold water on prospective members, require physical workouts and confine them to the house

Final exam question about race angers student, sparks university investigation

A student said the question was unrelated to what was discussed in the class.

  Partnership to provide medical experience to students

A new partnership provides medical training for students.

‘Adulting Day’ teaches local high school seniors how to cook, change a tire, pay bills

Bullitt Central High School seniors had time to spend on topics other than math and English during an Adulting Day event Wednesday.

Trumann Elementary students help kids in need

Children are working to help other children.

Fort Smith eyes temporary tax to help Marshals Museum

Leaders in Fort Smith are considering whether to call a special election for a temporary tax increase that would help pay for the planned U.S. Marshals Museum.

Suspended Arkansas school paper expresses censorship concern

Members of a suspended student newspaper at a northwest Arkansas high school have addressed the city's school board about concerns of administrative involvement in their publication

High school coach accused of computer child pornography

A Northeast Arkansas high school coach is in police custody, accused of computer child pornography charges.

Poplar Bluff school named National Beta School of Distinction

Hard work has paid off for students involved in the Poplar Bluff High School Beta Club.

Students raise money for community

Students raise money for their community.

Students shed light on community’s history

Students at Wynne Intermediate School create a documentary.

NASA’s Voyager 2 becomes 2nd Earth craft in interstellar space

The Voyager 2 spacecraft left the influence of our sun in early November, some 41 years after it was launched from Earth.

VIDEO: A-State chancellor hand-delivers diploma to Blytheville teacher

When this Blytheville teacher couldn't make it to commencement Saturday, commencement came to her.

A-State hosts fall commencement

Nearly 1,600 people became Arkansas State University graduates on Saturday as the university wrapped up its commencement exercises during an event in Jonesboro.

Little Free Library opens in Paragould

The children in one area community now have an opportunity to learn as well as enjoy reading, with a new library opening.

Bay Elementary class sending card to WWII veteran

Bay Elementary students make a birthday card and pictures to send to a California WWII veteran

Former contestants on ‘The Voice’ describe life after the show

With Mid-South native Reagan Strange battling to make it to "The Voice" season finale, WMC5 spoke with two former contestants to find out what it's like after you leave the hit TV singing contest.

9-year-old writes book to help other children understand divorce

Child writes a book to help other children.

A-State to delay time for fall commencement Saturday

The impending winter weather this weekend has caused officials at Arkansas State University to delay the start of this weekend’s fall commencement.

Lacrosse headed to Lyon College

Lacrosse coming to Lyon College in Batesville.

Hospital Day at ASU

2nd annual Hospital Day at Arkansas State University.

A-State receives grant to purchase $89K SimBaby

Parents say you can't put a price on their babies, but a baby A-State is getting soon costs a whopping $89,000.

Student population declines in Region 8 school

Newport School District impacted by school choice.

School shooting threat lands JHS student behind bars

On Monday, officers arrested 18-year-old Christian Issiah McIntosh on suspicion of first-degree terroristic threatening.

Medical students use virtual reality teaching tool

Students at NYITCOM on A-State's Campus are learning about kidney function, but not from a book or a lecture.

Solar power education in Region 8

Batesville School District promotes solar power education.

School district displays advertisers on bus

Batesville School District displays advertisers on side of buses to pay for new cameras.

Hutchinson: No mandate needed on armed presence at schools

Arkansas' Republican governor says he doesn't think the state needs to require every school have an armed presence on campus but said districts should be able to use state facilities funding for security upgrades

Son’s death will benefit hundreds of future A-State students

Arkansas State University alumnus wills ASU funds in son's memory.

Students get coding experience during international Hour of Code

Students in the Memphis area got a special coding experience on Saturday.

Kids treated after being served Pine-Sol instead of apple juice at preschool

The Health Department investigated the facility following the incident.

Small fire reported at Paragould Junior High

A small fire on Friday was quickly put out at the Paragould Junior High School.

Black River Tech connects in more than education

BRTC Paragould hosts food drive for those in need in Paragould.

Corning schools get a much needed resource

Corning school district gets a new resource officer after starting the year off without one.

ASU awarded $450,000 grant

ASU awarded huge grant for PAC path.

November Teacher of the Month: Tina Golden

A special education teacher at Valley View Junior High School recently received a special surprise and a new title to be proud of ... Teacher of the Month for November.

College officials: Scam using sick children in area

Scammer pretending to be UACCB student.

Santa Claus is coming to town to read to children

Santa Claus is spending his down time reading to kids.

Former school counselor, coach admits to sex with student

A former school employee has pleaded guilty to a second charge of having sex with a student when he was 16

Keeping kids healthy through technology

School adopts smart technology for health.

Mrs. Claus comes to Jonesboro

Mrs. Claus plans to visit Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library.

Cleveland Heights school mandates vaccinations after measles outbreak in New York

“There’s really no good credible science for someone not to be vaccinated,” said Dr. Baruch Fertel with the Cleveland Clinic.

Furniture warning dangers after tragedy

Chest of drawers and television falls on top of five-year old girl after standing on bottom drawer.

Substitute teacher receives special award

Substitute teacher honored.

Sale instrumental in providing for A-State music department

A unique sale at Arkansas State University should strike a sweet note for bargain hunters and music lovers alike.

Arkansas school letter grades affect reputation, operations

Arkansas' new practice of assigning A to F letter grades to public schools is having big consequences to schools' reputations and operations

Daycare under investigation after baby given to wrong person

A Jonesboro man has a lot of questions after he says a stranger picked up his infant son at day care.

2-year Arkansas college looks to merge with larger systems

A two-year college in central Arkansas is considering merging with the University of Arkansas or the Arkansas State University systems.

Health department: E-cig use on the rise among AR high school students

The Arkansas Department of Health reports the number of high school students vaping has increased nearly 80 percent in the last year.

Officer helps kids stranded on bus in snow storm

The children on-board were rendered helpless until Yonkers School Public Safety Officer Kenneth Whitney arrived.

Martial Arts school combats bullying

A martial arts academy in Jonesboro is teaching kids--and parents how to combat bullying.

School projects highest graduation rate in years

A local high school that has put a focus on improving graduation rates is projecting its highest rate in years.

A-State college receives grant to help with training

A nearly $90,000 grant will provide a key opportunity for Arkansas State University nursing students to learn more about helping young children who are ill.

School art project turns into community service event

A hand-crafted clay bowl meant so much more than a grade in art class.