Chris Tate recounts his 22 years with FCSD

In just over two decades, Chris Tate, head band director for the band program in the Forrest City School District, has managed to produce a run of successful high school bands and, in the process, has made a lasting impression on the students he has taught.

Grace: College taking steps to fight declining enrollment

According to information from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, the number of students enrolled in higher education in the state is down 0.7 percent overall compared to last fall with a total of 167,406 students reportedly enrolled in public and private institutions.

FC’s first, second graders fall below national average on tests

First and second graders across the country took the Iowa Test of Basic Skills in the spring, and while state average test scores fell this year in the Forrest City School District compared to previous classes of test takers, two schools in Eastern Arkansas were home to second grade classes who scored above the national average.

Keysacker Returns to CRTI

Betty Keysacker, an adult education instructor at Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute, has dedicated an entire career to giving her students an educational foundation to carry them through the rest of their lives.