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8-year-old brings BB gun onto school bus, claims harassment

8-year-old brings BB gun onto school bus, claims harassmentPolice are saying that an 8-year-old brought a BB gun to his school Thursday.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Pine Bluff

Jeff Johnson to deliver UAPB Fall Commencement speech

Jeff Johnson to deliver UAPB Fall Commencement speechAward-winning journalist and thought leader Jeff Johnson has been slated to deliver the keynote address during Fall 2014 Commencement exercises for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
  • Pine Bluff
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Education

Arkansas professor receives support for research

Arkansas professor receives support for researchAn Arkansas physics professor who hopes to improve on a solar cell material as a stable source of sustainable energy will receive $46,500 in grant funding from the Arkansas Science and Technology Authority.
  • Education
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Education

Student's exhibit set for Historic Arkansas Museum

Student's exhibit set for Historic Arkansas MuseumLong before social media provided a way to post new photos, there were stereographs - documentary-like images that created the illusion of depth.
  • Education
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Local

NLRSD implements dyslexia assistance program

NLRSD implements dyslexia assistance programOn Wednesday, North Little Rock schools announced its plan to screen and help kids dealing with dyslexia.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Local

Jacksonville-North Pulaski School District to hold emergency meeting

Jacksonville-North Pulaski School District to hold emergency meetingThe Jacksonville-North Pulaski School District will hold an emergency board of education meeting on Wednesdsy at 4 p.m. at the office of Mayor Gary Fletcher at the Jacksonville City Hall.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Education

Arkansas awarded nearly $15M preschool grant

Arkansas awarded nearly $15M preschool grantFederal education officials say Arkansas has been awarded a nearly $15 million grant from the Preschool Development Grants program.
  • Education
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Education

John Brown University plans candlelight service

John Brown University plans candlelight serviceJohn Brown University plans to ring in the holiday season with its 72nd annual Candlelight Service.
  • Education
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Education

Southern Arkansas to host fall commencements

Southern Arkansas to host fall commencementsSouthern Arkansas University will recognize 36 graduate students and 136 undergraduates during two fall commencement ceremonies this week.
  • Education
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Local

Kids in Cabot take on 'Hour of Code'

Kids in Cabot take on 'Hour of Code'It's the time of the year when the new toys and tech devices arrive under the tree. We marvel at how quickly our kids pick up how to work them.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Arkansas

Hendrix to Meet All Financial Need for Arkansas Students

Hendrix to Meet All Financial Need for Arkansas StudentsArkansas high school students will now have 100 percent of their financial need covered to attend Hendrix College, thanks to the Hendrix Arkansas Advantage. The new program is now available for Arkansas high school seniors enrolling at Hendrix in the fall 2015 semester.
  • Arkansas
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Education

University of Arkansas to confer honorary degrees

University of Arkansas to confer honorary degreesGov. Mike Beebe, former Walmart president and CEO Mike Duke and University of Oxford Vice Chancellor Andrew Hamilton will receive honorary degrees from the University of Arkansas.
  • Education
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Education

UA college names director of development

UA college names director of developmentThe University of Arkansas has named Emily Williams the director of development for the university's College of Education and Health Professions.
  • Education
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Local

Lawmakers to hear consultant's review of lottery

Lawmakers to hear consultant's review of lotteryArkansas lawmakers are set to hear consultants' recommendations for improving the state's lottery, which has seen its sales lag in recent years.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Local

Police investigating arson at high school

Police investigating arson at high schoolPine Bluff police are investigating a fire at the Dollarway High School in Pine Bluff.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Education

Bergman rescinds superintendent DWI suspension

Bergman rescinds superintendent DWI suspensionThe Bergman School Board has rescinded a suspension for its superintendent, who was cited for driving while intoxicated and driving left of center last month.
  • Education
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Local

Interim Jacksonville superintendent named

Interim Jacksonville superintendent namedThe new Jacksonville North Pulaski School District has named a superintendent.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Local

Little Rock businessman donates to scholarship fund

Little Rock businessman donates to scholarship fundOn this National Giving Tuesday, a Little Rock businessman returned the favor to a program that once helped him in a time of need.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Local

BHP Billiton awards Thea Foundation for art supplies for 13 Arkansas schools

BHP Billiton awards Thea Foundation for art supplies for 13 Arkansas schoolsThanks to a $30,000 gift from BHP Billiton, the second largest natural gas producer in the Fayetteville Shale, Thea Foundation is delivering art supplies to 13 North Central Arkansas high schools this month through its Thea's Art Closet program.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Local

Neighbors frustrated over new North Little Rock school

Neighbors frustrated over new North Little Rock schoolOn Monday two new North Little Rock schools opened their classrooms for the first time in as part of a $220-million dollar renovation project.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Education

Gov.-elect Hutchinson to speak at UAFS ceremony

Gov.-elect Hutchinson to speak at UAFS ceremonyThe University of Arkansas at Fort Smith says Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson will be the university's commencement speaker.
  • Education
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Education

Elementary students in Cabot share what Thanksgiving means to them

Elementary students in Cabot share what Thanksgiving means to themElementary school students in Cabot shared what Thanksgiving means to them and what they are thankful for.
  • Education
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Local

Senate giving old computers to Arkansas schools

Senate giving old computers to Arkansas schoolsA handful of computers no longer used at the U.S. Senate are going to five rural schools in Arkansas.
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  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Local

UALR J-School receives $1.4 million bequest

UALR J-School receives $1.4 million bequestThe names of two Arkansas radio pioneers will be on a new scholarship set up at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's School of Mass Communication.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
North Little Rock

Laman Library cutting 11 positions, some programs

Laman Library cutting 11 positions, some programsThe William F. Laman Library has announced that it will be cutting eleven positions in addition to operating hours, programs, and the national traveling exhibits.
  • North Little Rock
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Local

'Become a Teacher' job fair this weekend

'Become a Teacher' job fair this weekendThe Arkansas Department of Education is trying to put more college graduates in the classroom.
  • Local
  • 1 month ago
Education

Help Wanted: Substitute teachers needed

Help Wanted: Substitute teachers neededSchool districts across Arkansas have dozens, and in some cases hundreds, of vacancies that need to be filled.
  • Education
  • 1 month ago