Education

Intersection near school now a four-way stop

According to an email from Valley View Superintendent Bryan Russell, the intersection of County Road 425 and County Road 419 has been changed to the four-way stop due to safety precautions.

  West Memphis residents vote in favor of property tax increase to fund new junior high schools

  Newport H.S. will have added security for ‘Hero Night’

  Texas driver arrested after nearly hitting 5-year-old girl as she exited school bus

  9/11 is a day many will never forget, now it’s a history lesson for students

  Disqualification reversed after ref deems Alaska high school swimmer’s swimsuit too revealing

  A-State Chancellor offering “Coffee with Kelly” to help interact with students, faculty

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Enrollment down at Arkansas State University

  Safety for all on A-State’s campus

  New project in the works for Paragould School District

Ark. students charged, found in possession of handguns on campus

  Jonesboro Public Schools providing mental health services to students, teachers

  Diana Davis honored with TB&P NEA Women in Business Award Class of 2019

  Missouri mom of six gives out more than 100 lunches every day

She is inspiring people across the U.S.

Juul warned over claims its e-cigarette is safer than smoking

FDA officials said Juul also made the pitch at school presentations.

  School letters cause controversy after singling out student groups by race

The letter told parents the school had been placed on a list of schools in need of academic improvement because of certain underperforming groups.

  Region 8 students learn about alternative career opportunities

Batesville High school was the first school the mobile unit visited after its debut at the State Capital on Thursday.

  Middle school student killed in Thursday morning crash

  Gun raffle for Ark. school band stirs mixed emotions & mixed communications

‘Fussy eater’ goes blind after diet of white bread, Pringles and French fries

UA police: Student says she was raped in dormitory

  Fans react to A-State’s clear bag policy at games

  A-State kicks off season with Game Day 5k

New secondary area technical center slated for BRTC Paragould campus

According to a media release from the college, the board unanimously voted to establish a secondary area technical center with a satellite secondary area technical center on the Paragould campus.

  Gosnell schools investigating comments made by high school teacher

An investigation is underway at the Gosnell School District after a high school teacher allegedly made inappropriate comments to a foreign student.

Mom warns others about inappropriate app found on child’s phone

One Jefferson County mother was horrified by what she found on her child’s phone.

  After-school program helping students prepare for college, life

Forty kids are enrolled in an after-school program and the improvements in students’ grades prove it’s working.

  Greek life gets active in communities, with volunteerism

College Greek recruits are getting a taste for volunteerism through the university’s screening process.

  A Better Region 8: Public reaction to FBI school threat warning

Over the weekend the Federal Bureau of Investigation sent a notice to area police and school districts letting them know they'd received information about a threat to schools in Arkansas and Kentucky.

Poplar Bluff student’s artwork scores big with Green Bay Packers

The NFL team chose Kaylee-Ann Merrick’s artwork to adorn its stadium and awarded her school’s art department $5,000.

Deputies: Illegal pills look like “Xanax bars” contain Fentanyl

Parents or community members can report suspicious activity or other information to law enforcement

  Harrisburg school board accepts resignation from superintendent

The Harrisburg School District will now look for a new superintendent after the current superintendent resigned Monday night.

Sheriff’s office employee suspended for leaking threats concerning possible school shooting

An east Arkansas sheriff’s department employee was suspended after reportedly leaking law enforcement intelligence about a threat made toward Arkansas schools.

  Schools ramp up safety after threats of school shooting

Schools are reassuring parents and students after a shooting threat made on social media.

  Police departments, schools address state-wide social media threat

Several school districts around the state, as well as other police departments, have posted information on social media about a possible threat this week to a school with police departments saying they take all threats made seriously.

A-State vice chancellor of university advancement resigns, interim named

The vice chancellor for university advancement at Arkansas State University is leaving the school.

Gamble Home gives backpack, supplies to local schools

This year, Gamble partnered with Jonesboro Math & Science Magnet School and Westside Consolidated Schools.

  Board places Harrisburg superintendent on leave, hearing to consider possible termination postponed

The school board voted to place Dr. Michael McInnis on paid administrative leave.

A-State students, former student honor professor in journal

According to a story in Parasite and Vectors, a journal on the topic, former Ph.D. student Rachel Welicky, named six new isopod species and giving a nod to Dr. Paul C. Sikkel, an associate professor of biology.

  Federal judge rules in favor of A-State in free speech case

United States District Judge J. Leon Holmes ruled in favor of Arkansas State University on the claims of Turning Point USA at Arkansas State University and Ashlyn Hoggard, dismissing the complaint of the group and Hoggard with prejudice.

Businesses out and about at A-State, with community fair

Arkansas State University’s community fair brought out their campus organizations as well as local businesses to meet and greet students.

  St. Jude emphasizes importance of HPV vaccine during Vaccine Awareness Month

August is Vaccine Awareness Month, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is making sure people know that there is a vaccine that prevents cancer.

  New safety technology to prevent hot car deaths may not go far enough

Some new technology designed to alert you to a child in your backseat may give some parents a false sense of security.

  Nebraska teen uses senior photo shoot to honor father killed in Afghanistan

Although he's not by her side physically, the photos show she'll never be without her dad.

  Red Wolves Head Coach Blake Anderson taking leave of absence

Anderson announced Monday he's stepping away from the team to be with his wife who is battling Stage 4 triple-negative breast cancer. David Duggan will be the interim head coach

  Region 8 school district moving closer to solar power

After about 5 months of research, the board had two solar companies present tonight.

  West Memphis breaks ground on new library

Crews broke ground Monday on the first newly-constructed civil building in West Memphis in 30 years Monday.

  A Better Region 8: Safety at A-State after shooting near campus

Jonesboro got a lot busier this past weekend when Arkansas State University students arrived back on campus.

Report: ASU-Mountain Home among best community colleges in U.S.

According to WalletHub.com, one of the best community colleges in the country is located here in Northeast Arkansas.

  A-State freshmen get ready for classes, prepare for future

Ahead of Monday’s first day of classes, A-State’s prospective 2023 graduates received some words of wisdom.

  Students react to weekend shooting, just as A-State school year begins

As students filed onto the A-State campus for the first day of the new semester, Jonesboro police were just a few blocks away, searching for clues to a shooting.

  Students arrive on A-State campus, prepare for new school year

Arkansas State University’s campus was full of returning and incoming students, family and volunteers moving their items inside.

  Narrow road has neighbors near school asking questions

The sight of King George Street is fairly quiet on most days but when school is in session, it can be difficult to drive down the street.

  School puts upgrades on hold after failed millage increase

A Region 8 school is planning for what’s next, after a vote for a millage increase failed.

  Region 8 school leads state in helping students plan for the future

A Region 8 School is getting state recognition for how well they’re helping students plan to succeed in the future.

Woman arrested for threatening school employee, making fake bomb threat

A woman has been arrested for the second time in 2 weeks for threatening a school employee, and now for calling in a bomb threat at the A-State College of Nursing and Health Professions building.

  Mother: Epileptic boy incorrectly put on a school bus

The child had three seizures Tuesday and the family said he was found wandering around in the afternoon.

  Career coach to help students prepare for the future

Both Lawrence County School District and Sloan-Hendrix School District have added a new career coach this year.

  School adds criminal justice course to public service program

The program has been so successful they decided to add criminal justice as a way to expose students to more career options.

Bus stop safety tips for school children

It’s not just motorists who must obey the rules when a school bus stops. So should children.

  Picking the right instrument can boost your child’s education

With students back in the classroom, they may be taking that passion for music and learning to play an instrument. Choosing the right one can be difficult and pricey.

  A-State officials, faculty host fall conference to discuss new year

Arkansas State University held their Fall Faculty Conference to discuss some important topics with its 500 employees.

  Changes at Valley View as school starts Wednesday

The Valley View School District said classes start at 7:50 a.m.

  All Missouri students will have access to online courses

Missouri School Districts will be providing new opportunities for students .

  Memphis enters $3.3M contract with speed camera company

The $3.3 million speed camera program was set to start in May.

  Highland School District millage vote fails

A millage vote for the Highland School District failed Tuesday evening.

  Jail administrator’s wife accused of pulling gun on students going door-to-door for school fundraiser

The Wynne School system said two of the students wore school jerseys and all four of the students were African-American.

  Corning school district ready for first day despite setback from storms

When students flooded the halls, a waxed floor had finished drying over the weekend and new lights were in the classrooms.

  Teachers and Administrators in Portageville, Mo. take part in active shooter training

Teachers and administrators in Portageville, Missouri get a sobering lesson in keeping students safe from an active shooter.

School district offers students attendance incentives, includes a car

Union City School leaders said the incentives are being offered to combat chronic absenteeism.

  West Memphis considers tax hike to build 2 new schools

City leaders in West Memphis are looking to raise property taxes to build two new junior high schools.

Batesville School District holds ribbon-cutting for new playground

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce helped the school district with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the turf playground.

  3 tips to help your child succeed with homework this year

What are you doing to set up your child for success this year?

‘In God We Trust’ motto to appear in every Louisiana public school this fall

Each school can choose how they want to display the national motto, but there is a minimum requirement of at least a paper sign.

  Incoming A-State students volunteer before sorority recruitment begins

Before they can join a sorority at Arkansas State University, the incoming freshman got the chance to volunteer here in Jonesboro.

Rules of the Road: Stopping for school buses

With schools starting this week in Region 8, one local police department posted a reminder for approaching stopped school buses.

  Community gathers in prayer ahead of start of school year

A few dozen people gathered in prayer Sunday evening on the 50-yard line of a high school football field.Their goal: to pray for the upcoming school year.

  Therapist urges parents to watch for signs of bullying in school

With school starting back up, a therapist at Youth Villages in Memphis says there are some common types of bullying to look for in the classroom.

  Principal, community gather to 'cover students in prayer, love’

Pastors from around Newport gathered with the community Saturday to bless the Newport Elementary and High Schools.

  Kickstart your child’s critical thinking skills before school

Now is the time to get ready for a new school year!

  School adds safe room to campus

A new tornado safe room should strike a positive note with the people of Piggott.