Education Archive

VIC Develops Own Startup ‘Venture Ecosystem'

by Mark Carter 8/25/2014 12:00 am

A unique technology transfer model is helping a Fayetteville company incubate early-stage, high-tech startups and place them on a path to market success.

LR Retail Centers Draw $6.1 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/25/2014 12:00 am

Two retail projects in southwest Little Rock tipped the scales at $6.1 million. Geyer Springs Shopping Center LLC of Brooklyn, New York, bought its namesake 152,852-SF property at 8717 Geyer Springs Road and the 21,760-SF Geyer South project at 8521 Geyer Springs Road.

Mike Huckabee: 'Stop the Fight' Over Common Core

by Associated Press 8/22/2014 12:24 pm

Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday. The position puts him at odds with a significant bloc of Republicans.

Arkansas State Delays Opening of Mexico Campus

by Lee Hogan 8/22/2014 09:31 am

Arkansas State University had plans to open its campus in Mexico in fall 2015, but unforeseen problems have pushed that date to 2016.

Fort Chaffee Panel Shown Plans for Medical College

by Associated Press 8/22/2014 08:41 am

Fort Chaffee officials got a sneak peek at preliminary designs for a planned medical college to be built in their city.

Court Ends Part of Arkansas Desegregation Lawsuit

by Associated Press 8/21/2014 02:55 pm

A federal judge is ending a large part of an Arkansas desegregation case rooted in the Little Rock Central High School crisis of 1957.

Fort Smith OKs $1.5M for Osteopathic Medical College

by Associated Press 8/20/2014 07:28 am

Fort Smith has approved spending $1.5 million on infrastructure for the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Last Chance to Nominate Candidates for Arkansas Business' 20 in Their 20s List

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2014 11:42 am

Nominations are being accepted for the list of the state's most influential young professionals, "The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s."

Pediatrics Plus Opens Russellville Facility

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2014 08:53 am

Pediatrics Plus opened its new, 23,000-SF facility in Russellville on Monday. The developmental preschool and therapy center is located at the former home of Hog Wild Fun Center. The project was $4 million for acquisition and renovations.

Public Company Board Service Can Mean Lots of Work and Risk

by Gwen Moritz 8/18/2014 12:00 am

This week we list all directors of 19 publicly traded companies headquartered in Arkansas and the compensation they received for service on the boards in the most recent fiscal year. It's work that's “a whole lot harder” than it used to be.

Shannon Newton on The Public's 'Blind Spot' Toward Trucking

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2014 12:00 am

Shannon Newton was named president of the Arkansas Trucking Association on June 11 to replace Lane Kidd, who stepped down after 22 years.

Landers Toyota, Baptist Health School Subjects of Latest Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2014 12:00 am

Our latest lineup of big real estate transactions features a quartet, three in the capital city and one in North Little Rock.

Next Arkansas Governor Inherits Long-Time Delta Woes (AP Analysis)

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 8/17/2014 01:12 pm

The head of the Delta Regional Authority said a mouthful when he told a jobs conference last week that Arkansas' next governor would face a unique set of challenges after taking office in 2015. Unique? Yes. New? No.

Mid-America Science Museum Gets Ross Foundation Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2014 01:31 pm

Two schools in Clark County are the beneficiaries of a grant from the Ross Foundation in Arkadelphia to the Mid-America Science Museum.

Arkansas Partners With Winthrop Rockefeller, Walton Foundations on Education

by Associated Press 8/14/2014 01:34 pm

The Arkansas Board of Education has voted to partner with two foundations to strengthen education at struggling schools in the state.

Mike Ross, Asa Hutchinson Spar Over Tuition for Veterans

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 8/13/2014 09:53 am

Two candidates for Arkansas governor sparred Tuesday over a plan to provide in-state tuition benefits to veterans returning from service overseas.

Hughes School District Eyes Consolidation Options

by Associated Press 8/13/2014 09:28 am

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.

Mike Beebe: Reallocate Resources for School Broadband

by Associated Press 8/11/2014 03:26 pm

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says the state can reallocate $15 million to expand broadband access to schools that are lacking fast Internet connections.

Vilonia Considers Rebuilding Options After Tornado

by Mark Friedman 8/11/2014 12:00 am

After the tornado that hit Faulkner County on April 27, Vilonia is tiptoeing into the rebuilding process. While the rebuilding of a $13 million school is moving forward, a group of citizens is hoping business owners will consider all options before construction starts on Main Street.

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

by Marty Cook 8/11/2014 12:00 am

The Amazeum, billed as an interactive children's museum, isn't scheduled to open until 2015, but after years of planning it is at least beginning to take physical shape.