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Mike Beebe: Reallocate Resources for School Broadband
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Mike Beebe: Reallocate Resources for School Broadband

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says the state can reallocate $15 million to expand broadband access to schools that are lacking fast Internet connections.
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Arkansas Partners With Winthrop Rockefeller, Walton Foundations on Education

The Arkansas Board of Education has voted to partner with two foundations to strengthen education at struggling schools in the state.
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Mike Ross, Asa Hutchinson Spar Over Tuition for Veterans

Two candidates for Arkansas governor sparred Tuesday over a plan to provide in-state tuition benefits to veterans returning from service overseas.
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Hughes School District Eyes Consolidation Options

A school district in eastern Arkansas is exploring options for consolidation after the state said it doesn't have enough students to continue as an independent public school system.
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Mid-America Science Museum Gets Ross Foundation Grant

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Vilonia Considers Rebuilding Options After Tornado

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$21.5M Children's Museum 'Amazeum' Taking Shape in Bentonville

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