Education

ACH’s technique in preventing suicide

A new screening tool that is focused on suicide prevention is saving lives at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

Police warns about kids sending illicit photos

The saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, but some can be worth that much in fines.

Arkansas State opens HOWL Center

ASU opens up mental health resource center

High school students suspended over candy laced with drugs

A group of Arkansas high school students are suspended after taking candy laced with drugs.

Library launches toy program to help families

A library in Central Arkansas launched a new program that will help families who can’t afford to buy toys for their children.

Riverside East Elementary gets new playground

Kids at East Riverside Elementary school have a new place to be happy and make memories.

September Teacher of the Month: Amanda Webb

A new school year means Teacher of the Month is back.

Students train for emergency situations

Greene County Tech students are undergoing emergency training as they become part of a security team.

Mother of victim in high school choking incident wants charges dropped

Both the parents of the suspect and victim in a reported choking incident at Bryant High School say the event is being blown out of proportion and that charges aren’t warranted.

Students experience creative way of learning

class of Brookland Elementary School students sailed the ocean on Wednesday.

Struggling student writes teacher letter of thanks

Success Achievement Academy turned her thoughts into a message to express gratitude to teachers who never lost hope in her.

Arkansas State responds to DeVos’ remarks on free speech

The education secretary noted the case of Arkansas State student Ashlyn Hoggard who was recruiting on campus last year for conservative group Turning Point USA.

Former Rivercrest Jr. High RN charged with sexual indecency with a juvenile

A former Rivercrest school RN is involved in a case of sexual indecency with a child.

Superintendent brags on school for handling lockdown situation

It’s something that every school trains for, but hopes it never happens, a lockdown.

Businesses fight opioid epidemic

Opioid awareness event held in Jonesboro.

Mom makes son wear ‘I am a bully’ T-shirt

A Texas mom made her fifth grader son wear the 'bully' shirt to school to teach him a lesson.

Woman honored for volunteering hundreds of hours at Poplar Bluff, MO library

Poplar Bluff Municipal Library celebrates a woman who has volunteered more than 500 hours of her time at the library.

‘It looks like they’re in jail’: TX students in detention wear orange shirts, clean windows

The superintendent stopped the practice, saying staff didn’t get it approved by the district, and students will return to serving detention in a classroom setting.

Nettleton honors Constitution Day with U.S. Congressman

Nettleton students kicked off Constitution Week with a first-hand experience with Representative Rick Crawford.

Kansas City school district to reward attendance with money

A Kansas City-area school district plans to use money as an incentive to get students to attend class every day.

University of Arkansas to sell land to homeless nonprofit

The University of Arkansas plans to sell to a nonprofit homeless support group undeveloped land adjacent to university property where up to 100 homeless people were forced to leave in recent weeks.

Missouri school district to have 4-day school weeks

A Missouri school district has adopted a four-day school week schedule.

Missouri universities get $260M for scholarships, research

The University of Missouri System plans to spend about $260 million in the next five years for scholarships and research as it tries to lure more students to the four state campuses.

Pine Bluff School District gets new leader after takeover

An Arkansas Department of Education assistant commissioner has been appointed the new superintendent of the Pine Bluff School District after it was taken over by the state.

Bus driver saves choking student in Perryville, MO

Sucking on a piece of candy seems harmless, but it almost became deadly for a fourth grader at Perryville Elementary School. Luckily someone was there to save the day.

Wilson Family home to be reimagined as Delta School High School

Wildwood Mansion, which served as the home for the Wilson family for many years, will be reimagined as the school.

Daycare launches Take Back Childhood movement

In a world full of children mesmerized by electronics, a local daycare is drawing its students away from them.

Arkansas may sue college for kickback-tainted grants

Arkansas' attorney general is considering a request to sue a private Christian college to reclaim at least $600,000 of kickback-tainted grants the college received from state funds.

Missouri lawmakers pass high school computer science bill

Senators voted 28-1 Friday to give the measure final approval. It now heads to Gov. Mike Parson.

Gas leak reported at construction site on A-State campus repaired

The construction crew working on the Embassy Suites hotel and convention center on A-State's campus have hit a gas line.

Health inspections put area schools, day cares to the test

In the latest round of health inspections, some local businesses and daycares did not pass with flying colors.

School district targeting chronic absentee rating

A new study is out and absentee ratings are up in schools across Arkansas.

JPS students showcase academics in ‘take your elected official to school’ day

Legislators and elected officials walked through JHS and the NEA Career & Tech Center today.

School district, sheriff’s office partner to protect students

Students at one Region 8 elementary school will soon see some new faces.

Paragould student wins big at NEA Career and Tech School

A Paragould High School student won big for his career and tech school.

Williams Baptist University climbs in excellence

Williams Baptist University has received recognition for its excellence.

Missouri lawmakers return to work for special session

Missouri lawmakers return to work for special session

Claudia Raffo competes in Miss America

Raffo, who has won over $80,000 in scholarships, and won the Jean Bartel Quality of Life Award, which earned her another $6,000 in scholarship money.

Burt Reynolds delivers commencement speech to Evening Shade H.S. class of ‘91

A movie star who is being remembered this week for his amazing career visited Region 8 over a quarter century ago to speak with high school seniors about their future.

Students steer school bus to safety after elderly driver passes out, dies

Four students rushed to Gerald Gardner's aid and led 25 other students to safety.

Sikeston students take Buckle Up, Phone Down pledge, challenge other schools

Many student-athletes like to prove their skills on the field but dozens from Sikeston High School are also setting an example off the field.