Education

  Jonesboro Public Schools honors distinguished educators, alumni

Jonesboro Public Schools honors distinguished educators, alumni of their history.

Make A Wish grants wish for child at Discovery Island

Bentlee Harber, a five-year-old leukemia patient, has his wish granted by Make a Wish.

Students with special needs asked to homecoming

Two students with special needs asked to homecoming.

Former Bauxite baseball players arrested following sexual assault, hazing investigation

Two former Bauxite baseball players have been arrested following a sexual assault, and hazing investigation from early April.

Local school hosts first ever state tournament

After a year full of construction and upgrades, a Region 8 school is eligible to host its first ever state tournament.

Poplar Bluff students decorate pumpkins to raise money for St. Jude’s

Third graders at O’Neal Elementary in Poplar Bluff are getting into the Halloween spirit while helping a good cause.

Students face big changes as A-State closes Paragould campus next semester

A-State announced it will not offer classes in Paragould for the Spring 2019 semester.

Augusta schools start “Bring your Dad to school day.”

The Augusta School District is starting their first, "Bring your Dad to school day," Wednesday.

Principal turns up the dance moves at pep rally

Blytheville High School Principal Matthew Swenson joined the school's dance squad at Friday's pep rally to help fire up the students.

Unloaded gun found in student’s vehicle at Pocahontas High School

School officials and police are investigating after a BB gun and unloaded pistol was found inside a student’s vehicle.

Official: University of Arkansas prioritizes faculty raises

The University of Arkansas' chancellor says faculty salary increases have been a priority with full professors on average earning nearly $128,950 over a 12-month period that ended in June.

Arkansas releases latest grades on school performance

Almost 15 percent of Arkansas' public schools received an A letter grade on the latest report assessing school performance

University of Arkansas institute receives $100 million gift

The University of Arkansas has received a $100 million gift from a trust established by the late Arkansas Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller.

Officer pulls gun on students during school drill

A police officer in Baytown, TX, mistakenly pulled a gun on students during an active shooter drill.

West Memphis installs SkyCop cameras near schools

Utility crews began the process Thursday of installing cameras near all school campuses in West Memphis due to a donation earlier this year from a local company.

Arkansas State hosts FBLA conference

Arkansas District 2 FBLA meets at ASU for fall conference.

Ex-college president reports to prison in corruption case

The former president of an Arkansas college has reported to a federal prison in Illinois for his role in a corruption case.

Local organization works to help schools, students kick a new habit

It's called vaping. And it's got local school districts looking for ways to intervene.

$3.29 million grant to help UAMS battle obesity in region

A five-year grant will help reduce obesity rates and build better nutrition for people in Arkansas, including the Delta, officials with UAMS said Wednesday.

Members of an organization fight for fire safety

Members of the American Red Cross fight for fire prevention and safety.

Arkansas nonprofit receives $23M to expand charter schools

U.S. Department of Education awards $23 million grant to Arkansas Public School Resources Center to expand charter schools in the state over five years

Event draws high school students to A-State campus

The Arkansas State University campus was filled Saturday with potential Red Wolves learning more about the university and the opportunities for their future.

Special needs student joins homecoming court

Special needs student at Newport High School joins homecoming court.

School district drops A-F grades for 1-4 scores

The North Dakota school district is looking to fashion a system to "respect the learners better than we have in the past."

High school apologizes after a homecoming float goes too far, alludes to death of rival football star

A float display for the upcoming Valley View homecoming game, went viral overnight after a picture of the float was spread across social media.

Brookland elementary students help grant Disney World wish

With the help of Brookland Elementary, one young man is going to Disney World.

Survey: Arkansas districts improving school security

A survey conducted by an Arkansas commission has found that the state's school districts are working to improve safety for students and staff.

Chancellor: Student center, research building top priorities

The chancellor of the University of Arkansas says two top priorities for the campus are construction of a new student center and also a research building that would increase the amount of federal money the school receives.

Nobel prize-winning ‘God Particle’ physicist dies; sold prize to pay for medical care

He's described as a giant in his field who also had a passion for sharing science, resulting in his book, "The God Particle." Lederman won the Nobel Prize in physics in 1988 with two other scientists for discovering a subatomic particle called the muon neutrino.

3 Arkansas men killed in collision with Missouri school bus

Authorities say three Arkansas men are dead after a school bus overturned onto their pickup truck in Missouri.

Region 8 students give back to community

Nettleton High School students get out of the classroom to give back.

Opioid victims memorial makes visit to state

A nationwide memorial that seeks to educate and honor people impacted by opioid abuse is currently in Northwest Arkansas, with officials saying the memorial is a stark reminder of the issue.

A-State sends security notices through email

A-State sends campus security notice through email

Beck PRIDE Center serves veterans

Missouri political candidate Jason Kander announced this week that he was dropping out of the race for Kansas City Mayor.

Region 8 high school students serve community

Some Nettleton High School students serve community.

Education institutions join forces

Representatives with Three Rivers College and Arkansas State University team up to better serve students.

Flu shots given to students and public at ASU

Flu shots were given today at the ASU Red Wolf Center for students and the public.

Arvest donates money to teachers

Arvest Bank is giving back to educators across the Natural State.

VPA responds to double medical emergency

A magnet school in the Jonesboro School district responded to a double emergency Friday afternoon.

West Memphis special needs school shutting down

Parents of children at a West Memphis daycare/preschool facility are now having to search for a new educational provider.

Spanish community offers classes to the public

Local hispanic center offers classes to those interested in learning Spanish.