Education Archive

Fort Smith School Board Votes to End Rebel Mascot, 'Dixie' Song

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 7/28/2015 06:49 am

The Fort Smith School Board votes to drop a high school's "Johnny Reb" mascot and "Dixie" fight song after the shooting deaths of nine people in South Carolina.

Parents Sue Fayetteville School District Over Girls' Sports

by Mark Friedman 7/27/2015 12:00 am

The families of three Fayetteville High School softball players have hauled the Fayetteville School District into court over allegations that the district treats the boys' teams better than the girls'.

A Depressing Motivator (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/27/2015 12:00 am

Chances are students aren't being taught good economics principles at home. Their parents very likely don't understand money — and this is true even of parents who have adequate income. If parents don't budget, don't plan, don't prioritize, then children don't even know that they should — much less how to do it. Many families never discuss money with their children, even though money is a factor in virtually every facet of family life and the root of much household stress.

P. Allen Smith Talks Food Diversity at Little Rock's TEDx

by Mark Carter 7/24/2015 02:02 pm

TEDxMarkhamSt, Little Rock's first independently organized TED event, kicked off to a sold-out house at the Ron Robinson Theater in the River Market. Global gardening and lifestyle guru P. Allen Smith of Little Rock headlined the morning session.

UALR Expands Degree Options

by Alexis Hosticka 7/23/2015 03:28 pm

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, in partnership with the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope-Texarkana has expanded its bachelor degree options beginning with the fall semester.

Noble Impact, Minnijean Brown Trickey to Talk Education Opportunity Gap

by Mark Carter 7/23/2015 01:45 pm

Noble Impact, the Little Rock nonprofit that introduces social entrepreneurship to primary- and secondary-school students, will join Little Rock Nine member Minnijean Brown Trickey on Saturday for a discussion of education opportunity gaps facing minority and under-represented students.

Walton Family Foundation to Support Independent School in Bentonville

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/23/2015 01:35 pm

The Walton Family Foundation plans to support a new independent school in Bentonville, and it said Clayton Marsh, deputy dean of the college at Princeton University, will be the school's founding head of school.

Ozarka College Names New Provost

by Alexis Hosticka 7/23/2015 09:42 am

Ozarka College announced Tuesday the hiring of Keith McClanahan as provost and executive vice president of learning.

Thea Foundation Hits $2M Endowment Goal

by Alexis Hosticka 7/22/2015 11:45 am

After the Thea Foundation reached a $2 million endowment goal for its scholarship programs, Windgate Charitable Foundation topped it off with a $500,000 challenge grant.

9 Arkansas Colleges to Share $2M for Student Support

by Associated Press 7/22/2015 11:20 am

The Arkansas congressional delegation has announced that 9 colleges in the state will share $2 million for student support services programs.

2 Arkansas Universities Looking to Online Innovations

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 7/22/2015 06:50 am

Two new online learning initiatives from Arkansas Tech University and the University of Arkansas System are hoping to recruit Arkansans who began college careers but fell short of earning a degree.

UA Gets $1M Grant for Nursing Education

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/21/2015 10:57 am

The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville received a $1 million federal grant for a program to increase the number of advanced practice nurses.

Permit Approved for Alcohol Sales at Arkansas State

by Associated Press 7/21/2015 07:38 am

A permit has been approved allowing alcohol to be served at some events on the Arkansas State University campus.

Federal Judge Says Jacksonville School Board Decision Not His

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 7/21/2015 06:48 am

A federal judge ruled Monday that the makeup of the newly formed Jacksonville School District's school board isn't part of the decades-old Pulaski County Special School District desegregation case.

Social Entrepreneurs Paired with Mentors at Boot Camp

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/20/2015 01:39 pm

Aspiring social entrepreneurs from Arkansas were paired with mentors at the 2015 Social Entreprenurship Boot Camp held at the University of Arkansas Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain.

Victor, Spoils, Etc. (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/20/2015 12:00 am

The way Robert Stebbins' job termination as sales director for the Arkanas Scholarship Lottery went down, both on the part of the lottery and then by the under-reported, overplayed articles that appeared in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, was astonishing.

UCA Adds Three Undergrad Courses to Online Offerings

by Austin DuVall 7/20/2015 12:00 am

The University of Central Arkansas in Conway has launched UCA Online, an online course portal offering three new undergraduate completion programs.

Delta Bioenergy Goes Local in DeWitt

by Austin DuVall 7/20/2015 12:00 am

A micro-refinery in DeWitt is the test site for a much larger initiative by Delta Bioenergy, a project powered by Communities Unlimited of Fayetteville, a nonprofit. The organization's goal is to provide infrastructure services to underprivileged areas and allow for lasting economic and entrepreneurial growth.

Arkansas Business to Honor 2015 Best Places to Work at Sept. 16 Luncheon

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/16/2015 11:33 am

Arkansas Business will honor its 2015 Best Places to Work in Arkansas at an awards luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 16.

U of A Libraries Add 1964 Collection

by Alexis Hosticka 7/16/2015 09:54 am

University of Arkansas Libraries announced on Thursday the opening of the Ray Thornton Papers, a 1964 manuscript collection.