Education

High-tech mobile science center set to visit elementary school

The goal of the visit is to teach students about agriculture and its vital role in their everyday lives.

Illinois Sheriffs’ Association set to award more than $58,000 in scholarships

Mercy Health to accept Future Physicians Program applications

Murray State 2020 Presidential Lecture to feature guest speaker Adm. William McRaven

Decline in student enrollment, budget cuts follow at area college

History Day Regional Contest themed ‘Breaking Barriers in History’

  Heartland school district brings back D.A.R.E. program

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Murphysboro school district gets green light for improvements with help from Egyptian Electric Cooperative

Open forums set for SIU Carbondale’s reaccreditation

Metropolis High School seniors eligible for IMUA Scholarship Program

  Heartland schools keeping sickness out of building

Cape Central H.S. to have extra security after report of threatening statement made to student

Sick students cause some schools to cancel classes

SIU System to consider tuition freeze

The Southern Illinois Board of Trustees will discuss a recommendation to freeze student tuition and fees at its February 13 meeting.

  Century-old woman speaks on hundredth day of school

100-year-old woman shared stories of growing up

  Nell Holcomb School District asking for support for Proposition Hawks

If you live in the Nell Holcomb School District, officials hope you’ll be ready to pay a little more.

A-State to explore feasibility of first in-state veterinary medical school, officials say

Arkansas State University will be working with an Illinois-based group to discuss the feasibility of creating the first in-state veterinary medical school in Arkansas, university officials said Friday.

Food pantry to help GED students

New members appointed to Southeast Mo. State University Board of Regents

  Head starts are in need of certified teachers

  2 Heartland cities now offering classes to help people who speak English as a second language

  Gov. Pritzker meets with early childhood, education experts in Marion

  Heartland history teacher says impeachment trial a big topic in class

  Cape Central High School creates club to encourage student to become teachers

New club encourages students to become teachers

Southeast Missouri State University will break ground on Veterans Plaza

Southeast Missouri State University will recognize the military service of veterans and their families with a new Veterans Plaza added to the campus.

  Sikeston high school sophomore scores perfect on ACT

For the first time in recorded history, a Sikeston sophomore scored perfectly on her ACT test.

New Illinois college aid program enrolls first students

Some transgender students or those living in the U.S. without legal permission have become the first to apply for college financial aid in Illinois under a new state law.

  GED testing fees waived in Ky.

More than 335,000 Kentuckians do not have a GED or high school diploma.

SIU Alumni Association awards textbooks to 36 students

The awards presentation will start at 5 p.m. on Monday, January 13 in the Student Center ballroom.

Murray State’s nonprofit leadership class gives $3,000 to two charities

Murray State University’s nonprofit leadership class donated a $3,000 grant to CASA by the Lakes and Soup for the Soul.

Missouri and Illinois awarded millions of dollars to improve early learning

Missouri and Illinois were two out of 45 states and territories to receive funding for early childhood learning.

2 receive appointments to WKCTC’s Board of Directors

Before leaving office, Governor Matt Bevin appointed a new board member and reappointed another to West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Board of Directors.

Archery tournament raises money for Bailey Holt Memorial Scholarship Fund

The scholarship benefits Marshall County students who are interested in studying nursing at the University.

Rend Lake College offers a variety of special interest classes in January

Now is the time to sign up for special interest classes offered this January at Rend Lake College.

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.

HLC reaffirms accreditation of Southeast Mo. State University

The action came at the December 4 meeting of the IAC, which has reaffirmed Southeast’s accreditation for 10 years with no interim reporting or monitoring required.

  SIU Carbondale announces end to SAT/ACT admissions requirements

They will admit students without requiring submission of ACT and SAT test scored.

Southeast board to discuss audits, course fee, degrees for summer

The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will consider the annual audits and hear several reports during the last meeting of 2019.

SIU Carbondale chancellor search underway

You should submit the applications and nominations by December 31 to ensure the committee’s full consideration.

Input on presidential search sought at Shawnee Community College

College officials said they hope to use the community’s input to help enhance the search efforts

Second bed bug found at Jonesboro Elementary School

For a second time in less than a week, a single bed bug was discovered at the school.

  Daniel F. Mahony named SIU system president

Dr. Daniel F. Mahony will take over the position of president of the SIU system on March 1, 2020.

SIU Carbondale’s 2019 fall commencement is Dec. 14

The commencement ceremony is open to the public and tickets are not required.

Heartland high school student gets perfect ACT score

One Heartland student receives a perfect ACT score.

New Madrid Elem. School national recognized

The school was nominated by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

  The real cost of school safety

The Real Cost of School Safety: How school districts are tasked with coming up with ways to fund security, like adding school resource officers to their budget.

Murray State announces new fundraising campaign

The purpose of the new campaign is to help provide critical need-based scholarships for current and future students.

Students collect more than 8K items for food drive

Union City Elementary students took part in their annual "Turkey Trot" for the food drive.

Three Rivers College to hold mass casualty training day

The goal of the training is to help prepare students in participating programs for a mass casualty emergency, such as a natural disaster or terrorist attack.

  Ill. lieutenant governor visits Cairo Jr./Sr. High schools

High students at Cairo Junior and Senior High aren’t just getting a lesson about the government in class. Instead, they are getting visits from Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton.

Ill. State Board of Education takes steps to end isolated seclusion, physical restraint in schools

According to ISBE, unlawful use of time-out and restraint includes using these practices as a form of punishment. Time-out and restraint are lawful only when used to protect the safety of students and staff in certain rare crisis situations.

U.S. Air Force veteran Lisa Bratton speaks to Poplar Bluff Elementary students

Gulf War veteran Lisa Bratton of the U.S. Air Force returned to her home town elementary school to speak with students about her service, in observance of Veterans Day.

English program for international students suspended at UT Martin

TIEP will continue to provide intensive English programs for students already registered

Town hall meeting on school reorganization study to be held in Vienna, Ill.

Consultants conducting the school reorganization studies will be hosting the meeting.

Students can look forward to simpler financial aid process at SEMO

SFS wants to get new students used to interacting with their office

Honor student on chronically late school bus failing first period math

A parent contacted WECT to say his 6th grade son, who has been a straight A student since kindergarten, was at one point failing his first period math class because he has missed so much instruction due to a chronically late bus.

Your comments are welcome as SIU seeks reaccreditation

Faculty, staff, students, alumni and the community are welcome to provide comments

International Education Week coming to Southeast Missouri State University

IEW is a nationwide event co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of State.

Law governing when fall classes can start leads to grumbles

Officials in one of Missouri's largest school districts are grumbling as they work to comply with a new state law that requires them to wait until late August to begin classes

  Interim chancellor Dunn acknowledges budget challenges in University address

He said the search for a chancellor at SIU Carbondale is underway.

  Students name baby dinosaurs at SIU

Seventh graders at Trinity Oaks Christian Academy in Cary won the naming contest.

Schools offer certification for employability skills

Officials say programs at Murray State University and Bluegrass Community and Technical College offer a certification ensuring graduates have essential employability skills that employers say are often lacking

National report card, statewide ACT results for Missouri released

According to NAEP's report, Missouri students were mostly in line with national averages in math and reading.

Keynote speaker announced for Southeast’s King Dinner

The theme for the dinner will be “Women in Action: Pursuing the Dream.”

Southeast Missouri State University says ‘Let’s Soar’ for Homecoming 2019

This year's theme is "Let's Soar."

Heartland schools participate in National School Bus Safety Week

It's national school bus safety week and schools in the Heartland are reminding kids, parents and drivers of the rules.

Mo. lawmaker proposes bill to help working college students

If approved, HB 4849 would allow employed students to accept up to $11,500 a year in tax-free education assistance from their employer.

Ill. chief justice speaks to students at Southeastern Illinois College

Karmeier was invited to speak to SIC’s Student Government.

  Murray, Ky. named among nation’s 50 safest college towns

Murray, Kentucky, the home of Murray State University, has been named one of the nation’s top 50 safest college towns.

More than 50K school buses recalled by NHTSA

The NHTSA said the seat backs in the buses could be lacking in sufficient impact absorption.

Community college to host Veterans Day event

Shawnee Community College is set to host its annual Veterans Day event on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

JALC to host solar power event for businesses

Attendees will learn from experts about incentives that could be available for installing solar power.

Groundbreaking for Saluki Alumni Plaza held Thursday

Staff broke ground for the Saluki Alumni Plaza on Thursday, October 17.

Missouri releases partial 2018-2019 report card for school districts

The APR is an evaluation of how Missouri school districts and charter schools perform each year.

  “Drop, Cover, and Hold On,” Mo. to participate in ShakeOut earthquake drill

Participants will practice “Drop, Cover, and Hold On.”

23 Murray High School students join the ACT 30+ club after recent test

23 students joined the newly minted Murray High School 30+ club, for students scoring 30 or above on the ACT.

  Murphysboro Education Assoc., Board of Education ratifies contract

Students at Murphysboro School District 186 went back to class on Thursday, October 10.

Distracted driving simulator coming to several southeast Mo high schools

The ARDDES experience uses live teaching, video and peer interaction with the driving simulator.

Western Kentucky University going tobacco-free next year

Western Kentucky University says it will begin the new year tobacco- and smoke-free

  ‘Day of Service’ at Cape Girardeau schools

From gift baskets to charity work to park cleanup, the school district staff wanted to help those who help the community.

  Free breakfast and lunch is a success for Sikeston School District

Boardman said they have seen first hand just how much this new program has helped student success.