Education Archive

Teacher Pay, Insurance Key Issues for Gubernatorial Candidates at Forum

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 9/24/2014 08:43 am

Arkansas' leading candidates for governor said Tuesday that high standards are necessary in the state's education system, whether they're known as Common Core or as something else.

'Jobs Now' Summit Examines Growing Skills Gap

by Mark Carter 9/24/2014 07:30 am

Ways to address a growing manufacturing skills gap was the focus of Tuesday's "Jobs Now: Arkansas Works When We Do" summit hosted by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce.

$7.5M in Economic Grants Awarded in Arkansas

by Associated Press 9/23/2014 01:15 pm

U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman and Reps. Tim Griffin and Steve Womack have announced $7.5 million in economic development grants in Arkansas.

UALR to Offer Weekend MBA Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2014 11:06 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has a new degree option coming in January to its College of Business: The weekend Master of Business Administration with a healthcare focus.

Mike Beebe Archives Headed to Arkansas State University

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2014 02:55 pm

Once he leaves office in January, eight years worth of papers, video, photographs and other memorabilia from Gov. Mike Beebe will make their way to Arkansas State University.

Charley Penix on Architecture Shaping the Future of Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Charley Penix became CEO of Cromwell Architects Engineers Inc., the state's largest architecture firm and second-largest engineering firm, in 2009.

Hope for Tomorrow (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Yes, I know that a college degree still pays for itself over time, but that's cold comfort to a 22-year-old who faces a monstrous debt as soon as he picks up his diploma. Debt always limits options — always — and it isn't uncommon for college debt to limit a person's options for 15 or even 20 years.

Eric Rob & Isaac Tapped To Lead UTeach Arkansas Campaign

by Michelle Corbet 9/22/2014 12:00 am

The $240,000 contract will consume the bulk of the College Access Challenge Grant, which the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Central Arkansas at Conway are using to encourage more college students to pursue degrees that qualify them to teach math and science.

Arkansas Business Presents 2014's 'The New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Since 2009 Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

UCA Gets $1.2M Grant for High School Science, Math Teachers Training

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2014 12:52 pm

The University of Central Arkansas is the beneficiary of a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant aimed at increasing the number of qualified high school science and mathematics teachers.

UCA Moves Forward with Feasibility Study on Mixed-Use Development

by Lee Hogan 9/19/2014 10:42 am

The University of Central Arkansas moved a step closer to putting a mixed-use building on campus after its board of trustees on approved a feasibility study for issuing bonds for a proposed 67,500-SF center at the corner of Donaghey Avenue and Bruce Street.

Arkansas Tech to Offer MSBA Degree Online

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/18/2014 03:34 pm

Beginning with summer classes in 2015, Arkansas Tech University's Master of Science in Business Administration will be offered fully online after its board of trustees on Thursday approved the method.

Arkansas' Higher Education Enrollment Down 1 Percent

by Lee Hogan 9/18/2014 10:24 am

The number of students enrolled in higher education is down 1 percent from a year ago, according to enrollment numbers on the 11th day of classes.

A-State, NYIT Prepare for October Summit on Proposed Medical School

by Lee Hogan 9/17/2014 03:39 pm

Officials with the proposed New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine on the Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro have set a graduate medical education summit for October. The GME Summit, scheduled Oct. 16, will bring together state and national healthcare leaders, hospital executives and practicing physicians.

Leaders Say New School District Will Boost Businesses in Jacksonville

by Lee Hogan 9/17/2014 10:44 am

More than 94 percent voted Tuesday for Jacksonville to separate from the Pulaski County Special School District and create its own school district. Leaders expect the move to provide a big boost for business in the city.

Governor's Quality Awards Go to 28 Arkansas Organizations

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2014 08:28 am

The 20th annual event was held at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Little Rock before an audience of more than 400 business and civic leaders. In addition to recognizing the winers, 16 past awards recipients were recognized.

Fort Smith Considers Fee Waiver for Osteopathic School

by Associated Press 9/15/2014 08:57 am

City leaders in Fort Smith are considering whether to waive $63,500 in fees for permits related to the construction of a new medical college.

Arkansas Launches Student Communication Campaign

by Associated Press 9/15/2014 07:41 am

The Arkansas Department of Education has launched a campaign to help student's achieve academic success by encouraging communication between parents and teachers.

Challenges of Family Ownership (Rudy Ortiz Expert Advice)

by Rudy Ortiz 9/15/2014 12:00 am

The irony of family business is that the same characteristics that can lead to their successes can also contribute to their demise. These competing characteristics include family trust, founder independence and tenacity, and extensive product knowledge. It is important to review each of these in fuller detail to understand the challenges family businesses face.

Department of Arkansas Heritage Puts Down Roots Near River

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2014 12:00 am

The Department of Arkansas Heritage intends to develop a 30,000-SF headquarters in downtown Little Rock, assembling a 4.5-acre location on the banks of the Arkansas River in two transactions totaling $2.3 million.