Cape Girardeau elementary school counselor wins top honors

Carter is entering her eighth year as a school counselor. She is in her fourth year as counselor at Jefferson Elementary.

  SIU to focus on student retention and involvement for the start of the Fall year

Forbes releases its list of top colleges for 2019

WalletHub releases 2019’s Best & Worst Community Colleges report

Missouri State enrollment expected to decline this year

Cape Girardeau Notre Dame Regional High School principal leaving, accepts position in New York

Back-to-school illnesses parents need to watch for

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  New Esports Arena launched at SIU

  Southeast Missouri State University ‘among the best’ according to Princeton Review

  Jackson students go to International Science Fair, eager to learn more

Students returning to campus at Murray State

  First day of school in the books for new therapy dog

  Testing Heartland kindergartner readiness

Union City, Tenn. schools recognized as one of the best in the state

The school system has been designated as district-wide composite Level 5 in Tennessee by the state Department of Education reflecting growth and performance.

Lemonade stand raises $100 for each teacher at school

A group of Missouri students put such a squeeze on their lemonade stand customers that they were able to raise enough money to give each teacher at their school $100

Jackson School Resource Officers head back to school along with students

SRO assignments for the school year

  Southeast Missouri State University welcoming students back for fall semester

Southeast Missouri State is set to welcome its newest Redhawks for the 2019-2020 academic year. A full slate of opening week festivities will begin on Thursday, Aug. 15.

Picking the right instrument can boost your child’s education

  Drivers don’t just pick up and drop off, but are responsible for checking the bus

  All Missouri students will have access to online courses

35 filled backpacks to be donated to students in Shawnee College’s district

  Three Rivers College holds news conference on industrial hemp education project

Murray State University Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders opens August 22

  Helping kids cope with back-to-school anxiety

The final countdown is on. The morning alarms will once again be going off bright and early as so many more kids around WAVE Country will be going back to school. With that comes so many emotions.

  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.

  National educational speaker visits with 5 Heartland schools to kick off school year

Todd Whitaker speaks to hundreds of thousands of educational leaders around the nation spreading the importance of having confidence.

Southern Ill. company gets in front of school bus driver shortage

“There is a dire need for drivers, not only in Carbondale, but around the region. Everyone is having a shortage of drivers right now."

School district offers students attendance incentives, includes a car

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

  Cape Girardeau Public Schools find the root of problems in class

Cape Girardeau Public Schools handle problems in the classroom with a new approach.

SIU activities welcome students to campus for fall semester

The semester starts on Monday, August 19, but the fun starts earlier.

Oak Grove Elementary named one of Missouri’s “Gold Star” schools

Oak Grove Elementary in Poplar Bluff, Missouri has been named a 2019 Missouri Gold Star School for its high academic performance.

LGBTQ history to be taught in Illinois public schools starting next year

The bill states that textbooks purchased with grant funds must be non-discriminatory.

Missouri university researchers already growing hemp

A new state law is giving university researchers a head start on growing hemp

  SIU announces a new nursing program that allows student to receive a B.S.N.

Three hundred pre-nursing students now have the chance to earn a Bachelor of Science in nursing at SIU starting in the fall of 2020.

New director of dual credit named at Southeast Missouri State Univeristy

She will begin her duties on August 19.

Sikeston schools unveil new way to check menus

Now you can check the menus for each day for each meal at each school, you can look at pictures of the meals and nutritional information.

  New college program allows GED students to earn career certificates

West Kentucky Community and Technical College said its new GED Plus Program allows students to earn a GED and a college credential at the same time.

  “Blue Jay Bus Bash” in Charleston, Mo.

Staff said community members were invited and encouraged to attend.

Students eat free at McCracken County Public Schools

Student participation is important for the school to continue to offer free meals.

  Church donates 300-plus book bags filled with supplies to ‘Hope For One More’

As kids are gearing up to get back to school a local church donated more than 300 book bags filled with school supplies to help foster kids.

  Scott City Elementary teachers welcome incoming kindergartners at home

This year, they are welcoming more than 50 kids in their kindergarten classrooms.

  New Nursing Program created at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

The Illinois Board of Higher Education just approved the creation of a nursing program for Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

  School has almost started, so don’t ignore the school zone signals

Signs and flashing lights remind us to slow down in school zones. But how many of us really do?

MoDOT asking driver and students to stay alert for Back To School

The Missouri Department of Transportation is issuing some reminders for drivers and students while school begins after the summer break.

New shoes available for students in need in McCleansboro

The center is located next to the First Baptist Church 302 E. Market Street.

Health officials: Vaccines are part of back to school prep

Check your child’s shot record now.

  Trade labor program targets more southern Illinois high school students

Southern Illinois is in need of laborers. That's why a vocational training program is targeting more juniors and seniors interested in pursuing a trade job.

  Gov. Pritzker commends school district in their Back to School efforts

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has acknowledged and commended the efforts of schools in southern Illinois to prepare student for the new school year.

Jackson PD give teachers ALICE training

ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate.

  Shawnee schools helping students with school supplies on heels of devastating flood

The Shawnee School District #84 is supplying school supplies for all grades, Pre-K through 12 this year.

“Students are on the move!” Mo. Hwy Patrol and Ill. State Police remind drivers of school year safety

Officials said in 2018 five people were killed and 457 people were injured in 969 traffic crashes involving school buses.

  Missouri holds annual Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

Missouri's Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday is Friday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 4.

  Ill. school administrators get schooled

Administrators from across southern Illinois attended a speech that got them fired up for a new year.

  Cape Girardeau Islamic Center hosts backpack giveaway

The Islamic Center in Cape Girardeau is working to make sure kids are prepared for the school year.

Marshall Co. Superintendent sends letter to parents regarding terroristic threatening

The superintendent stated that Kentucky schools had nearly 300 threats in the 2018 school year.

  Jackson elementary school teachers, staff hosts giveaway on ‘Fun Bus’

The main goal of the adventure is to get kids excited about the new school year.

  Grand opening held for new Sikeston elementary school

This is the first brand new elementary school to be built in the Sikeston School District in more than 50 years.

Teachers get creative with introduction videos for new school year

That’s a total of 47 videos that students can watch to meet their new educators.

Improvements, upgrades made to Union City, Tenn. schools

Workers have applied fresh paint, general remodeling and repairs and technology upgrades, among other improvements.

$1.88M granted to support head start program in southern Ill.

According to U.S. Representative Mike Bost, the grant will support the Southern Seven Head Start program.

University of Missouri investigates financial aid loophole

A spokesman for the University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia says the school has identified fewer than 10 students whose parents may have taken advantage of a financial aid loophole

  Parental control apps to track your child’s smartphone habits

Technology can help parents start the conversation with their kids about what they are looking at on their smartphone and where they are going.

End-of-summer event to help families prepare for back to school

It’s free of charge and open to the public.

VFW donates supplies to Sikeston Southeast campus

The campus said purchasing school supplies on top of other expenses can be a hardship

JALC Board of Trustees approves release of executive session audio recording

After brief discussion by the Board, a roll call vote was taken and the Board unanimously approved the release.

School supply giveaway, community night scheduled in Vienna, Ill.

Students and families will receive free school supplies, haircuts, dental exams, clothing, food and more.

Students to represent the Heartland at Global Youth Concert in South Korea

Seven student musicians from Paducah and McCracken County, Ky. will be participating in the inaugural Global Youth Concert in Icheon, South Korea, which begins Monday, July 29.

  New Sikeston schools service dog roams the halls early

Jackson is the service dog for the Sikeston School District.

Missouri officials announce increase in college scholarships

Missouri higher education officials say more college students are expected to receive merit-based state scholarships this year and students who qualify for a need-based scholarship will get more money

  Back-to-school health fair to be held in Jackson County, Ill.

Officials said children can be entered into a drawing for prizes including backpacks stuffed with school supplies.

  Jefferson Elem. becoming STREAM school through new Project Based Learning program

Students will be able to engage in real world applications through authentic projects that will allow them to learn real life skills.

Southeastern Illinois College announces Student Orientation Session

Student Orientation for the fall semester has been scheduled at Southeastern Illinois College.

Free back-to-school event at Bi-County Health Dept.

The free event will be July 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lone Oak Elementary School names new principal

Jennifer Scism has been named principal of Lone Oak Elementary School.

Missouri governor signs law pushing back school start date

Some Missouri school children could get an extra week out of school in August next year

Cape Girardeau County businessman appointed to Southeast Mo. State University board

Dennis Vinson, of Cape Girardeau, is the President and CEO of Signature Packaging and Paper, LLC in Jackson, Mo.

Six Three Rivers College student athletes win All-Academic Student-Athlete awards

The National Junior College Athletic Association awarded six Three Rivers College student athletes honors for their academic achievement in the 2018-2019 school year.

  Cape Girardeau school superintendent dancing to raise money

Superintendent Dr. Neil Glass boogied down at the Banterra Bank on Friday afternoon, July 5.

Muskets, 2nd infantry uniform buttons, fort cellar uncovered at Ft. Kaskaskia

The fort was a famed stopping point for the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Dr. Kathleen Curphy named interim president at Shawnee Community College

The Shawnee Community College Board of Trustees has announced that Dr. Kathleen Curphy, the current Vice President of Academic Affairs, has been appointed as president of Shawnee Community College.

Registration to begin on July 8 for parking permits at Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State University student can begin registering for 2019-2020 parking permit July 8.