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Urban Garden Montessori School to Begin Classes in August in Kress Building

Urban Garden Montessori School to Begin Classes in August in Kress Building
The two-story, 20,680-SF Kress Building was built in 1943.

Organizers behind the Urban Garden Montessori School said Tuesday that it will begin classes in August in temporary space on the first floor of the Kress Building at 610 Main Street in Little Rock.
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Robin Bowen Elected as Arkansas Tech's Next President

Arkansas Tech University's Board of Trustees unanimously elected the first woman as president of a public, four-year university in Arkansas at a special board meeting Tuesday afternoon. Robin E. Bowen will become the 12th president of the institution. She comes from Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts where she serves as executive vice president and provost.
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