Billionaires, Including the Waltons, Fuel Powerful State Charter Groups

Billionaires, Including the Waltons, Fuel Powerful State Charter Groups

Billionaires are influencing state education policy by giving money to state-level charter support organizations to sustain, defend and expand the charter schools movement across the country.
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Chris McCoy Promoted to Vice Chancellor at University of Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

Chris McCoy has been named vice chancellor for finance and administration at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, effective Aug. 2.
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UA-PTC Trims Divisions, Names New Deans

University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College has pared down its six academic divisions to three and added a new administrative division. With the changes come four new deans.
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Stacy Leeds Named UA Vice Chancellor for Economic Development

Stacy Leeds, a former dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law, has been appointed vice chancellor for economic development. And Chris McCoy has been appointed vice chancellor for finance and administration.
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Land For $13M Lisa Academy Expansion Sold For $1.2M

RPM Group/Corfac International announces the sale of 7.88 acres on Briley Road in North Little Rock for $1.2 million. The property will become part of the Lisa Academy North complex and home to its planned $13 million secondary school. read more >

UA Little Rock, Saline Health Launch Pathways Program for Nurses

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Saline Health System said Tuesday that they would partner to address a nursing shortage in Saline County. read more >

Faculty Members at UCA Get $1.4M in Research Grants

Five faculty members in the University of Central Arkansas College of Natural Science and Mathematics have been awarded more than $1.4 million for research. read more >

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A-State Dean of Students, Special Assistant to Chancellor Named

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In Little Rock, Bush, Clinton Talk Immigration

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Arkansas Coach Van Horn Gets Contract Extension after CWS

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Governor With the President, But Cautions Against Trade War

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