Education Archive

US House Approves Bill to Expedite Natural Gas Exports

by Associated Press 1/28/2015 11:10 am

The Republican-controlled House has passed a bill aimed at expediting approvals of natural gas exports.

Murphy USA Gives $25K for SAU's New Field House

by Associated Press 1/28/2015 07:27 am

An El Dorado company has donated $25,000 to help Southern Arkansas University build a new field house.

Arkansas Education Board to Consider Takeover of Little Rock Schools

by Associated Press 1/28/2015 07:25 am

Arkansas education officials are scheduled to decide whether to assume control of the Little Rock School District after students at some of its schools performed poorly on state benchmark exams.

Northwest Arkansas Council's 3-Year Plan to Focus on Workforce, Schools

by Marty Cook 1/27/2015 02:16 pm

The Northwest Arkansas Council announced a three-year development plan for the region at its winter meeting Tuesday in Rogers.

ForwARd Arkansas Report Sees Progress, Room for Improvement at State Schools

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/27/2015 11:37 am

ForwARd Arkansas releases a report it says confirms that while achievement gaps still exist in state education, Arkansas has been successful in improving access to education.

Robotics Competition Bringing Kids from 11 States and Canada to LR

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/27/2015 11:28 am

Students from across Arkansas and representing 11 states and even Canada will converge on Barton Coliseum in Little Rock March 6-7 for the 2015 Arkansas Rock City Regional FIRST Robotics Competition.

Rod Ford's XCelerate Capital Announces Entrepreneurial Scholarship Program

by Mark Carter 1/27/2015 11:08 am

XCelerate Capital of Little Rock has launched an annual Entrepreneurial Programming Scholarship program to help aspiring entrepreneurs, it announced Tuesday. XCelerate Capital is an early-stage venture fund launched earlier this month by tech founder Rod Ford.

Innovate Arkansas Bringing Iron Yard Coding School to Little Rock

by Mark Carter 1/27/2015 10:15 am

The Iron Yard offers intensive courses in Python, front-end, rails and mobile engineering as well as a startup accelerator, web design and kids classes. Little Rock courses will include front-end, rails and mobile and will begin in mid-2015. The Iron Yard aims to grow developers and help them find jobs after graduation from its courses.

Report: State Jobless Rate Down to 5.7 Percent

by Mark Carter 1/27/2015 09:35 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in December, dropping two-tenths of a percentage point from November, according to a report from the state Department of Workforce Services.

Jeff Long Re-Elected as Playoff Selection Committee Chair

by Associated Press 1/26/2015 05:21 pm

Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long will serve another season as the chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee.

UALR's Bob Adams, VP for Finance, Announces Retirement

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2015 01:46 pm

Bob Adams, the vice chancellor for finance and administration at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is retiring, the school announced Monday.

UAMS Awarded $538,000 Grant for Opioid Study

by Associated Press 1/26/2015 01:19 pm

A pair of researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will study how opioids are prescribed and dispensed by doctors and pharmacists.

Central Arkansas Regains Jobs Lost During Recession

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2015 12:00 am

Metroplan last month released its latest “Metro Trends: Economic Review and Outlook,” which examines what it calls “the new economy” in central Arkansas in the aftermath of the Great Recession.

Arkansas' Biggest Deals of 2014 Soar While Value Slips

by Jan Cottingham 1/26/2015 12:00 am

The mergers and acquisitions spigots were opened wide last year in Arkansas. The number of big deals — those valued at $9 million or more — soared 38 percent, increasing to 101 in 2014 compared with 73 in 2013.

National Science Foundation Gives UALR $36K Environmental Grant

by Associated Press 1/23/2015 07:36 am

The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Arkansas at Little Rock a $35,773 grant for a conference on hydraulic fracturing and environmental pollution.

Arkansas Scholarship Winners Could Defer for 2 Years Under Bill

by Associated Press 1/20/2015 03:16 pm

College students would be able to defer their state scholarships for up to two years for community service or family emergency under a bill passed by the Arkansas House.

UCA Hires Jesse Thill as Director of Alumni Services

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2015 10:37 am

Thill begins the position Feb. 9. He comes from the University of Florida where as associated director of the Alumni Association's Membership & Philanthropy. Prior, he worked at the University of Arkansas, Brown University and the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law.

UA Press Promotes David Scott Cunningham to Senior Editor

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2015 10:23 am

Cunningham joined the press seven years ago as a project editor and then served as assistant managing editor. In his new role, he'll be responsible for leading acquisition efforts in civil rights, southern history, Arkansas history and culture, and all areas serving the press' mission.

Ribbon Cutting Set for Student Center at Ozarka College

by Associated Press 1/19/2015 07:39 am

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned at Ozarka College for the school's new student services center on the Melbourne campus.

Development Duo Joins Centennial Bank in Jonesboro (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/19/2015 12:00 am

Joey Speir and Brock Ferguson have joined Centennial Bank in Jonesboro as business development officers.