Education Archive

Rice Planting Surges Ahead of 5-Year Average, Approaches Record Acreage

by Ryan McGeeney, UA System Division of Agriculture 5/19/2016 12:55 pm

Arkansas growers report having nearly 100 percent of planned rice planting complete. The state could potentially exceed 2010 record of more than 1.7 million acres of rice.

Arkansas Lawmakers Side With Governor on LGBT Guidance

by Associated Press 5/18/2016 03:43 pm

Arkansas lawmakers are joining with Gov. Asa Hutchinson to encourage schools to disregard an Obama administration directive that they must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity.

Inside New Overtime Regulations, Traps to Avoid, How to Prepare (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 5/18/2016 01:22 pm

The U.S. Department of Labor published the final rule updating overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. More than 50,000 employees and their employers in Arkansas will be affected. Here's how to prepare.

UAMS Professor Given $1M Chair, Named ARA Scholar

by Sarah Campbell 5/16/2016 12:21 pm

Hong-yu Li, a professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, was awarded the $1 million Helen Adams & Arkansas Research Alliance (ARA) Endowed Chair and named an ARA scholar in a ceremony held Monday at the Governor's Mansion in Little Rock.

Uber Job Helped Veteran Jason Shelby Heal

by Kyle Massey 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Jason Shelby, who has moved from Fayetteville to Bentonville, now has his master's degree and has fielded offers to become an athletic trainer, but with earnings of up to $1,200 in a good week, he says he's sticking with Uber.

Arkansas State Names Carl Cates Dean of New College (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas State University in Jonesboro has named Carl Cates of Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia, to be the first dean of a newly structured college that combines programs in the fine arts, humanities, social sciences, media and communication.

Helena-West Helena Schools to Ask for Property Tax Increase

by Associated Press 5/13/2016 02:31 pm

Helena-West Helena School District officials say they plan to request a property tax increase to support remodeling a high school.

Asa Hutchinson Tells Schools to Disregard LGBT Directive

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/13/2016 12:58 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson is recommending public schools disregard an Obama administration directive that they must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity.

Pulaski Tech Board Votes to Partner With UA System

by Alexis Hosticka 5/11/2016 11:15 am

The Pulaski Technical College board of trustees unanimously approved a motion to enter into a formal partnership with the University of Arkansas System at a special meeting on Wednesday.

Bentonville Tops February ATBI Ratings

by Sarah Campbell 5/11/2016 10:55 am

For the ninth time in the 26-month history of the Arkansas Tech Business Index, Bentonville finished a month at No. 1, but 11 of the 19 cities on the ATBI saw their ratings drop from January.

Bill Clinton to Speak to Clinton School Graduates May 15

by Sarah Campbell 5/9/2016 11:06 am

Former President and Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton will deliver a commencement address to 41 students graduating from the Clinton School of Public Service with master's degrees in public service.

Value of Post-Secondary Credentials (Brett Powell Commentary)

by Brett Powell 5/9/2016 07:00 am

We often see national data showing that bachelor's degree holders earn as much as $1 million more over a lifetime than those with a high school diploma. Does this earnings premium also occur in Arkansas?

Groups Strive to Support Latino Entrepreneurs

by Marty Cook 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Jay Amargos of Startup Junkie Consulting said a lack of money is just one of many barriers for the prospective Latino entrepreneur.

UCA Promotes Kale Gober to VP Slot (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Kale Gober has been hired as vice president of institutional advancement at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. He was formerly assistant athletic director for development at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

St. Bernards Adds Justin Yancey to Medical Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Justin Yancey has joined the medical staff of St. Bernards Healthcare as a pediatric hospitalist.

Susan Harriman To Lead ForwARd Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Susan Bonesteel Harriman has been named executive director of ForwARd Arkansas, a partnership of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Walton Family Foundation and Arkansas Board of Education that aims to improve public education in Arkansas.

Board Approves Parole for Former UCA Administrator

by Associated Press 5/6/2016 05:08 pm

The Arkansas Parole Board has approved parole for a former University of Central Arkansas administrator who was convicted on burglary charges for helping a student steal tests.

Blackwell Architects Wins 2016 National Design Award

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/6/2016 11:02 am

Marlon Blackwell Architects of Fayetteville has received a 2016 National Design Award from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

A New Infrastructure of Thinking (U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford Commentary)

by U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford 5/6/2016 10:43 am

The future economy will have different benchmarks critical to sustaining schools, businesses and our towns.

Pulaski Tech Board to Vote on UA System Merger

by Alexis Hosticka 5/6/2016 10:39 am

The Pulaski Technical College board of trustees will vote Wednesday on a proposal to enter into a formal partnership with the University of Arkansas System. "Generally we've had very positive reception," PTC Associate Vice President Tim Jones said. "I think there are a lot of people that are on board."