Education

  Breakfast fundraiser helps bus crash victims

Hoxie High School students rallied together in support of the victims injured after a bus crashed earlier this week.

  Judge: Probable cause found to charge students as adults for conspiracy to commit capital murder

  School participates in continuous active shooter training on campus

  Jackson County School District cancels classes Friday due to flu

  BRTC receives grant to help nursing program, train students

  School, students receive support in aftermath of crash; two students remain in hospital

  Marion School District considering year-round school calendar, staggered start times

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Ole Miss launching robot food delivery service

  Region 8 elementary school receives grant for playground, in need of library

Craighead Co. health inspections, Jan. 10-17

  Student Resource Officer’s car gets new look

  School addresses medical marijuana issues

  Missouri bill proposes library review boards, removing ‘inappropriate sexual material’

  Inter-professional education event teaches students in health professions how to work together

A-State and NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine held their annual inter-professional education event Friday.

  Surveillance video captures moment EF-2 tornado rips through S.C. high school

Cameras captured the moment the tornado ripped through North Central High School, causing major damage.

Freezing weather forces several schools to close

Several school districts canceled classes Friday after sleet and freezing rain moved through the area.

  Region 8 family hosts student from the Canary Islands

International Cultural Exchange Services is a program for foreign exchange students from over 20 countries in the world.

All employees not obeying vaccine directive at Univ. of Arkansas

  Students get K9 Ozzy at school

  Rainbow shirt and cake a ‘lifestyle violation,’ student expelled from private school

  Jackson County School District voters extend district’s millage rate

Man pleads guilty to internet stalking of a child

Student accused of sexual indecency on school bus

Special election vote for Valley View School District passes overwhelmingly

The proposal will not increase any mill or any taxes of parents if passed.

  Black River Technical College now offering a new ‘traditional’ path to nursing

Students at BRTC have a state-of-the-art facility to now go with their Applied Science Degree.

Harrisburg school board votes to name new superintendent

The Harrisburg School Board voted Monday to hire a new superintendent.

  Red panda brothers join Memphis Zoo’s CHINA exhibit

Red panda brothers Xing and Itsuki were born at the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Canada in 2014.

  Students can work on high school diploma and receive associate degree from Black River Technical College

BRTC has been approved to permanently offer workforce education to high school students.

  Spelling bee held in Jonesboro

Nearly 100 area students were in Jonesboro Thursday to participate in the 2020 Craighead County Spelling Bee.

  Students looking forward to the next reading opportunity

A new reading program is getting kids excited and looking forward to more reading.

  Flu sends students home left and right at area school

The school’s anticipation built as Christmas break neared, but not only to get away from homework.

  Community donates thousands of books for local children

A store’s collection box received thousands of books bought and donated by the community.

Water leak forces school to close

Students of Eagle Mountain Elementary School in Batesville will get a day off.

  Southside Junior High receives charter status, $1.25M grant

One school district is adding charter status to another one of its schools.

Mascot for Black River Technical College revealed

After months of anticipation and a vote, Black River Technical College has a new mascot.

  Push to arm teachers met with backlash from some in education community

Just over seven years since the worst school shooting in U.S. history and the push to prevent the next one continues.

Grandfather buys school bus so he can take all 10 grandkids to school

All his grandchildren live within about a 20-minute drive, and their school is about two or three miles from his house.

  Hoxie High School finishes first year of new CNA program

The Hoxie School District just wrapped up the first semester of their new CNA course.

  Craighead Co. Jonesboro Public Library holds Winter Fun Holiday Break

It includes activities from bingo, to holiday crafts, a movie, and kids yoga.

  Independence County School Districts team up to save more through solar energy

Two school districts will save thousands of dollars in the next two decades.

Bay school board hires new superintendent

The Bay Public School Board announced this week it has hired Luke Lovins for the 2020-2023 school years, effective July 1, 2020.

  Annie Camp Junior High athletes help save man from committing suicide

The routine walk to Sonic before a basketball game turned into a heart-dropping moment for a group of young girls between the ages of 12 and 14-years-old.

Lockdowns lifted, no threat at Sikeston schools after report of shots fired

According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, all schools and students are safe.

Panel votes in support of closing Pine Bluff charter school

The panel’s recommendation will go to the state Board of Education.

Southeast Mo. superintendent brings Christmas cheer to students with character costumes

This Missouri superintendent greeted students dressed as Rudolph, the Grinch and Buddy the Elf.

  U.S. Assistant Secretary visits multiple Region 8 schools

United States Assistant Secretary of Education Frank Brogan visited two schools to discuss their improvements.

  17-year-old arrested after threatening Sikeston Jr. High School student

Police said a threat was made using the Snapchat app on Dec. 12.

University of Arkansas tightens mumps vaccine requirements

The Arkansas Department of Health says 35 mumps cases have been identified since Sept. 1.

  Batesville School District presents $49 million improvements to school board

The school district originally came up with three different plans; minimal, moderate and complete plan to meet their needs.

  ’Mindset Monday’: DAB program improves students’ behavior

A new program at one school is helping students improve their personal behavior and academic performances.

WATCH: Tennessee high school drum line goes viral with performance sans drums

The Munford High school drum line has gone viral with a performance at their Christmas concert. A Facebook video of the performance sans drums has been shared almost 75,000 times in just a few days.

  Over 1,500 December students graduate from A-State

From crying to cheering, and lots of picture-taking, the last graduating class of the decade made their final appearance after years of hard work.

  A vending machine only takes golden coins; school works to encourage reading

A Paragould school is taking a new approach to getting their students interested in reading; they're doing that by creating a book vending machine.

  Students bring smiles and joy to senior citizens

A local kindergarten class made a lot of people smile by singing and passing out gifts to a nursing home put many in the Christmas spirit.

A-State police investigating sexual assault on campus

The Arkansas State University Police Department is investigating an alleged sexual assault.

Online coding program to be launched in 2020 for state’s high school students

Students can participate in the three-course series, which starts with an introduction to coding in Swift in fall 2020, an intermediate course in the latter part of the semester and an advanced studio course in the first part of the spring semester, officials said.

  Students compete to fill hunger needs

A school’s backpack program is gearing up for the holidays to make sure the need is met for their students over Christmas Break.

  A Better Region 8: Give college academics the same attention we give college athletics

It's time for us to give college academics the same attention and recognition we give college athletics.

  Students hope to build a better Brookland

A group of Craighead County High School Students are fighting to “Build a Better Brookland.”

  Valley View students receive $7,500 for scores on AP computer science exam

The Arkansas Department of Education announced that over $119,000 was awarded to students under the Arkansas Advanced Placement Computer Science A Incentive Program, including Valley View students.

Arkansas State trustees OK merger with Henderson State

Arkansas State University System trustees have signed off on a plan to merge Henderson State University into its system.

  860 students receive socks and shoes ahead of Christmas

Students in one school were excited to get their hands on a very generous gift from their community on Friday.

ADH: More mumps cases reported at university

The number of mumps cases at an Arkansas university continues to grow.

  Lyon College students confront stigma surrounding mental health

A Region 8 college is having a conversation about mental health..

  Marked Tree School District educates community on human trafficking

In Poinsett County, Marked Tree School District has teamed up with a local organization to cover a dark topic they say needs to be brought to light, human trafficking.

  Mississippi County Library System renovates locations, more additions to come

The purpose of the new change is said to give the library a “social, front porch community feeling.”

Southland School District names new superintendent, to take over in July 2020

The Southland School District announced Monday they've named a new superintendent, who will take over in July 2020.

  Southland School District to start 4-day school week

In the past, the school calendar was based on attendance days, but now it will be focused on attendance hours, 1,044 of them.

  Junior Auxiliary in need of warm clothes for students

Junior Auxiliary of Jonesboro’s Share and Wear project works with schools to make sure all clothing needs are met among their students.

  Arkansas State delivers win over Georgia Southern on Senior Day

Red Wolves move to 7-4 and 5-2 in Sun Belt play

  Students battle hunger in community

Fifth grade students are working on a project that will help their entire community battle hunger.

  Hungry Hound Cafe proves to be beneficial for students and community

In Newport, students are getting the chance to take advantage of the only licensed teaching restaurant in an Arkansas school.

  New A-State program helps students with intellectual disabilities transition into college

Arkansas State University has a new program that will help students with intellectual disabilities or autism transition into college.

  Wi-Fi added to attract community to school events

One school is adding Wi-Fi to their arenas for game enthusiasts to use saying they’re hoping it will bring in more crowds.

Henderson State board approves merger agreement to join A-State System

A merger between Arkansas State University System and Henderson State University will provide a key opportunity for both universities to grow into the future, officials from both universities said Thursday.

Institute to help health needs, research, policy

According to a media release, NYITCOM will be creating the Delta Population Health Institute to leverage resources in education, research and policy among other things to address issues dealing with population health.

Mascot search slated for BRTC

Officials with Black River Technical College said Wednesday they have begun the process of choosing a mascot.

Five teachers win $500 to enhance classrooms

Several Region 8 teachers won $500 awards from Arvest Bank to use in their classrooms.

  Columbine shooting survivor speaks to students at Wynne High School

One student says the speech from Scott and the book has changed her insight on how to treat others.

  Partnership gives nursing students a new location to learn

A major partnership between a college and a hospital will open doors for many students.

  Corning students build garden boxes to benefit community

Board by board, Corning High School students are building garden boxes to be placed throughout Corning.