Education

  Hands-on food industry learning at Newport High School

Newport High School students interested in the food business can learn working in the Hungry Hound Cafe.

Principal intends to protect students at any cost with armed guards

Lyon College and A-State team up

Teacher tells students MLK assassination was ‘complete fabrication,’ NC parent says

Flooding forces school closure in Trumann

Program hosted to educate farmers and first responders

Alabama lawmakers file bill for elective Bible course in public schools

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Three Rivers College to offer 4-year agribusiness degree

3 MO schools to be gifted a $100K fitness center to fight childhood obesity

Multiple schools letting out early due to flooding

Denver teachers strike over pay dispute

Scam targets local school district

A-State honors “Living Legends” graduates for Black History Month

A-State kicks off Black History Month with Soul Food Dinner

This month is Black History Month, and the A-State campus kicked it off with the annual soul food dinner.

Students create portrait of MLK for Black History Month

Students at the Nettleton STEAM school participated in Black History Month by creating a portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior.

Preschool yoga

One classroom in New York is taking “creativity” to a whole new level. The preschool class is teaching a lesson where kids can not only challenge their mind and body but, still have fun.

Proposal would change school start date to Monday before Labor Day

The House Education Committee has received a proposal to change the first day of school to the Monday before Labor Day.

BRTC warns of scam targeting students

Batesville, Piggott schools to be closed due to illness

BIC school board fires coach charged with child pornography

Bill proposed to allow video cameras in special education classrooms upon request

Piggott, Portageville to be closed due to illness

Wall-mounted tables being removed after student killed in accident at Poplar Bluff school

  A-State authors showcase Arkansas women

Two A-State authors put Arkansas women up front and center.

Proposed bill would protect college student journalists freedom of expression

Arkansas Representative Mark Lowery of Pulaski County proposed bill to protect college student journalists freedom of expression.

Students graduate mentoring program

Six students graduated from a class that focuses on peer pressure, bullying, and college preparation.

Teacher repeatedly punches student, 14, in Georgia classroom brawl

The video shows a football coach at Charles R. Drew High School punching a student in class Friday. The teen's legal guardian, Yaquanda Lucas, called it hard to watch.

Arkansas panel backs bid to raise minimum teacher salaries

An Arkansas House panel has endorsed a proposal to raise minimum teacher salaries in the state by $4,000 over the next four years

Elementary school principal disciplined after wearing blackface during staffing event

Lisa Boyer, the principal at Friendship Elementary, allegedly dressed up as “Family Feud” host, Steve Harvey. She also apologized for the incident, school staff said.

Father sues bullies after son named ‘most likely to shoot up school’

Because of the rumor, allegedly spread by bullies, the boy was ostracized and ridiculed by his classmates and searched and interrogated by staff, according to the father’s attorney.

Construction of indoor practice facility to begin at Harding University

Harding Academy announces construction of new indoor practice facility.

Proposed bill to remove barriers of sunscreen application in Arkansas schools

Arkansas Representative Lee Johnson of Sebastian and Crawford Counties said the proposed bill would eliminate barriers for sunscreen application in Arkansas schools.

Black History Month events scheduled at A-State

The theme to this year’s event is “Hidden Figures: Our Stories” and people who attend the kickoff event will be able to learn more about events scheduled throughout the month.

BRTC students put up improved signage at African-American cemeteries

In honor of Black History Month, students at Black River Technical College put up improved signage at African-American cemeteries in Grant, Randolph, and Lawrence counties.

“Blind Date with a Book” event scheduled

An area technical college will be hosting an interesting event to help people enjoy reading.

MHSAA adding video games as an extra curricular activity

Students in Mississippi will soon be able to represent their schools in a unique way.

Gov. DeSantis signs executive order to eliminate Common Core in Florida

At a press conference at Ida S. Baker High School in Cape Coral​, DeSantis said that he’s heard a lot of frustration from parents and teachers with Common Core and the testing that goes along with it.

Iowa pre-med student dies after being found on campus in freezing cold weather

At least seven deaths are attributed to the extremely cold weather in the Midwest.

Former President Bill Clinton returning to Jonesboro

The man from Hope will be making a return trip to Northeast Arkansas

School canceled: Water main break cuts into class time

Due to continuing problems with an off-campus water line, classes for the rest of the week have been canceled.

Mountain Home schools to close due to illness

An area school will be closed for the remainder of the week after school officials say there is widespread illness and a concern of the spread of the illness.

Zoo animals embrace winter blast

John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, Michigan is closed until March, but things are still busy as workers try to keep animals safe in subfreezing conditions.

Republicans propose Title IX changes to protect accused

Republican lawmakers are proposing an overhaul of how Missouri universities handle sexual harassment and assault claims to add more protections for the accused

VIDEO: Cafeteria workers have impromptu dance party

When that feeling hits you, sometimes you just need to bust a move!The cafeteria workers at East Robeson Primary in Lumberton, NC did just that to make their workday a little more fun.

Dyersburg streets cleared after overnight snowfall

Dyer County and Dyersburg City Schools are closed Wednesday.

  Tucson teen found FaceTime bug while trying to call a friend

A Tucson teen found the bug in Apple’s FaceTime more than a week before it was reported, according to his mother.

’Bible literacy’ bills, endorsed by Trump, reopen divide over religious studies in public schools

Laws proposed in a handful of states promote the academic examination of the Bible, but critics have argued that in practice it amounts to religious education.

University of Missouri to increase costs at 3 campuses

The University of Missouri is planning to raise the cost of food and housing at three campuses beginning next school year

911 dispatcher helps boy with his fractions homework

Lafayette Police dispatcher Antonia Bundy answered the call from the boy, who said he had "a bad day at school."

Student helps police foil school shooting plot in VT

Lyndonville, VT, police detained the student as he got off the bus Friday, after Lyndon Institute officials alerted them a student showed signs he planned to shoot up the school Thursday.

Teacher, aides punished children with autism using dark bathroom, loud whistle, investigators say

The three suspects were investigated after a witness reported them to the school resource officer, according to the sheriff.

Students work on disaster preparedness initiative for youth

Students at Crowley’s Ridge Academy had their second youth preparedness council meeting Monday.

‘Jumping Joe’ gone, but not forgotten

A-State's original "Jumping Joe" is honored.

Boy with autism intentionally locked out of school by principal, mother says

The school district placed the principal on paid administrative leave while it investigates the allegations.

Region 8 high school student serves on panel at Arkansas State Capitol, discusses gun safety in schools

Jonesboro High School student Izzy Jones speaks at Arkansas State Capitol about gun safety in schools.

Arkansas schools join forces to influence legislation during National School Choice Week

National School Choice Week supporters rallied together at the Arkansas State Capitol.

School says kids will be fed despite government shutdown

The partial government shutdown has lasted over a month now, and although it’s mainly affecting federal employees, it could start affecting our children.

St. Jude starting website to tell stories about patients

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Tennessee says it is starting an internet site that will contain stories about young patients and their families

Students reprimanded for Confederate flag attire plan to continue wearing it to AR high school

The students say they simply wanted to show the history of the flag and support #HistoryNotHate on social media, and they are upset about how administrators handled the situation.

Stop the Bleeding Foundation receives donation from the Blue & You Foundation

A local non-profit that supports local law enforcement officers received a donation to equip emergency personnel with life-saving medical techniques and gear.

School seeks millage increase for facilities

One Region 8 school has a long list of projects in the works, and they’re hoping voters will approve a millage increase to pay for it.

  Sloan-Hendrix teacher awarded Teacher of the Month-January

January’s teacher of the month is from Sloan-Hendrix elementary. Andi Hickman was praised for her devotion to her students, despite heartbreak earlier in the school years.

Hands-on lab benefits A-State engineering students

A new hands-on facility on the A-State campus will give engineering students a chance to gain experience they can use after graduation.

Proposed bill would enforce dress code for parents at all TN schools

A Tennessee lawmaker is proposing a code of conduct for parents across the state, putting a ban on what parents wear to school.

Millions donated to an Arkansas university

University received the largest gift in its history.

Families of shooting victims file lawsuit against Marshall Co. School Dist.

The families of students at Marshall County High School, who were victims of a shooting in January 2018, have filed a lawsuit against the school district.

Public schools across US risk running out of funds for free, reduced lunch program

In the Grand Rapids Public School District alone, that's up to 17,000 children that could be affected

Newport School District asks for input on qualities of next Superintendent

The Newport School District will be holding meetings to get the community’s input about qualities of the district’s next Superintendent.

Gas disconnected from Marked Tree High School, prompts AMI closure

A construction incident on Monday afternoon caused gas to be disconnected from Marked Tree High School.

Jason Aldean Gator Giveaway to benefit food banks

Hungry children get help through the Jason Aldean Gator Giveaway!

Inter-professional education event held for students

A-State students and students with the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at A-State got some hands-on experience working with different fields Friday.

4 Arkansas districts can bar student transfers, judge rules

A federal judge says four school districts in southern Arkansas can be exempt from a state law that allows students to transfer into different districts

Gr8Job: Mentoring program to help students at school

A new program at an area school will provide students with key skills that they can use for the rest of their lives.

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

A Beebe mother says her 8-year-old daughter is experiencing bullying on the school bus.

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

“Get Eagle Fit” not only motivates kids to live healthy lifestyles but also includes the parents.

New position added at Newport schools

The Newport school board voted to add a new position to the district during their meeting on Tuesday.

Russian National Ballet performance at Three Rivers College

Russian National Ballet performance of Cinderella coming to Three Rivers.

AC Care Service designed to lessen student’s burdens

One Region 8 middle school developed a program in hopes of making life easier for students. The AC Care Service was developed by Chelsea Nelson, a teacher at Annie Camp Junior High School.

GR8 Job: Students deliver welcome messages to overseas soldiers

To commemorate Veterans Day, students at one area school wrote more than 500 letters to soldiers serving overseas.

Warren County district adopts four-day school week schedule

A school district in eastern Missouri has voted to join a growing trend statewide and adopt a four-day week schedule

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

The Walnut Ridge Elementary kickoff assembly for One School, One Book was held on Monday, January 7.