Fourth Graders Visit JBU to Prep for State Testing

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (April 17, 2014) — John Brown University will host 300 fourth grade students to help them get ready for state testing in science on Tuesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 24. The partnership between JBU and the Siloam Springs School District provides students with tutoring by university students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.

Students will begin each day with lunch on the quad, followed by a welcome session by Jared Burgess, director of visitation at JBU. The fourth graders will rotate through three stations – one led by science majors, another by engineering majors and a third by education majors who will help the students conduct science experiments.

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked No. 2 overall and No. 1 Best Value among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News and World Report. JBU enrolls more than 2,500 students from 42 states and 44 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and concurrent education programs. JBU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and a founding member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.