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Voters want pre-K

Voters want pre-K

Voters are smart. They understand that more education before kindergarten is a necessity, particularly for kids most at risk of starting behind and never catching up.

Voters want pre-K

New polling reported by The Huffington Post shows strong bipartisan support for more education for children before kindergarten.

Voters are smart. They understand that more education before kindergarten is a necessity, particularly for kids most at risk of starting behind and never catching up.

Only about half of children ages 3 and 4 are in pre-K programs and only about a third are in publicly funded programs... Read More

Changes to School Immunization Requirements Effective 2014-15 School Year

Changes to School Immunization Requirements Effective 2014-15 School Year

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ADH) – Children who will be 11 years of age or older on or before September 1 of each school year will be required to receive a Tdap shot in order to attend public or private school in Arkansas. This new requirement is anticipated to be effective September 1, 2014. Previously a Tdap shot was required for students entering Grade 7. Only one Tdap is required, so children who have already received the shot will not need another. Students who will be 11 years old on or before September 1 will have until October 1 to meet this new shot requirement.

Vilonia Track & Field raising money for title rings

Vilonia Track & Field raising money for title rings

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - After the town of vilonia was devastated by the tornado, the boys track team still managed to win their third straight state championship.

Now the team is trying to raise enough money to afford their state championship rings. The eagles held three car washes today out in Conway to raise money to buy rings. Head coach Patrick Morse says "it just shows you how amazing the state of Arkansas is to support us."

They ended up raising a total of two-thousand dollars.

UCA adds more recycling bins campus wide

UCA adds more recycling bins campus wide

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA)The University of Central Arkansas will be receiving 25 recycling bins designed specifically for placement indoors across the campus as part of a national recycling bin grant made possible by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The Coca-Cola Foundation.

In its 9th year, the Coca-Cola/KAB Recycling Bin Grant Program is providing nearly 4,500 recycling bins to colleges and universities, nonprofits and local governments, with 35 percent of the total to be used by students in collegiate residence halls.

My Town Hero: Mom's love leads to special needs calling

My Town Hero: Mom's love leads to special needs calling

PANGBURN, Ark. (KTHV) – Carol Yarrington is a woman with ambition! She has spent the past seven years getting her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in special education all so she can be a voice for children with special needs.

Yarrington felt the calling to be someone that special needs children could rely on after she witnessed her own son, who has autism, go through school. As the years went by, she noticed that some special education teachers didn’t seem to care or did not have the appropriate training. Even if it was just in one child’s life, she was determined to make a difference.

As parents, we all have that desire to get our kids the best education possible. For parents of children with special needs, that desire can turn to frustration. Yarrington is making a difference in the lives of her students every day, but it's the journey that led her to them, that makes her extra special. She teaches students with special needs at Heber Springs Elementary.

Staff member shares thoughts on students dedicating lip dup to her fight against cancer

Staff member shares thoughts on students dedicating lip dup to her fight against cancer

GREENBRIER, Ark. (KTHV) - The lyrics of Madisa's song, "Overcomer" are the words to Dana Taylor's testimony. "The whole student body, the whole staff, you know they all come together and did this for me and it was overwhelming," Dana Taylor begins.

Taylor is the administrative assistant at Greenbrier High School and a person who many say helps keep the building in order. But in January of this year her duties were put on hold after being diagnosed with cancer. Taylor says, "It was tough the first three months or so and it got a little better and I got stronger."

ORIGINAL STORY: Greenbrier High devotes lip dub for cancer fighter

Must See: Greenbrier High devotes lib dub to cancer fighter

GREENBRIER, Ark. (KTHV) -- Sent to THV11 by a viewer via Facebook, a video made by high school students in support of a beloved staff member who is battling cancer, has reached more than 600 views on YouTube as of Wednesday morning.

The synopsis on the video that features kids lip syncing and dancing to "Overcomer" by Mandisa reads, "Greenbrier High School supporting Mrs. Dana Taylor in her fight against cancer. Dana is a part of the office staff here at Greenbrier High School. Dana, you are an overcomer."