Education Archive

Ringer App Creates Buzz For Forest Heights STEM Team

by Sarah Campbell 2/13/2017 12:00 am

A team of five sixth-graders from Forest Heights STEM Academy in Little Rock have theorized a new smartphone app called SmartRnger and won not only a Best in the State accolade but also $5,000 for their school.

In Jonesboro, 2 Convention Center Projects Take Shape

by Todd Traub 2/7/2017 01:10 pm

After years of trying for one, the city now has two hotel and convention center facilities in various stages of development and construction, one near the interstate and one on the Arkansas State campus.

US Senate Confirms DeVos as Education Secretary

by Associated Press 2/7/2017 11:34 am

The Senate has confirmed school choice activist Betsy DeVos as Education secretary, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie.

Change to Higher Ed Funding Formula Heads to Governor's Desk

by Associated Press 2/7/2017 06:59 am

Arkansas lawmakers have given their final approval and sent to the governor to a plan to link college and university funding to factors such as the number of students who complete their degrees.

Lottery Ad Contract Process Reveals Fissures

by Kyle Massey 2/6/2017 12:00 am

It wasn't smooth, but the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has a new advertising agency, CJRW of Little Rock.

When Elected Officials Do Right (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Following the parenting advice that we should praise the behavior we desire, we have compliments for a couple of elected officials.

Shane Speights In as New Dean at Osteopathic School in Jonesboro (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Shane Speights has been hired as dean of the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) College of Osteopathic Medicine's site at Arkansas State University at Jonesboro.

Williams Baptist College Announced New Master's Degree in Teaching

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/3/2017 03:50 pm

Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge announced Friday that the Higher Learning Commission has approved its new master of arts in teaching degree.

Rich Mountain Officially Joins UA System

by Lance Turner 2/3/2017 03:40 pm

Rich Mountain Community College of Mena said Friday that it officially joined the University of Arkansas System in a merger that was effective on Wednesday.

Arkansas House OKs Requiring Concealed Handguns at Colleges

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/2/2017 02:50 pm

The Arkansas House has voted to require state colleges and universities to allow concealed handguns on campus, despite objections from administrators and police that the move won't make schools safer.

Pulaski Tech Merges with UA System

by Lance Turner 2/1/2017 10:36 am

Pulaski Technical College's merger with the University of Arkansas System is effective today, and the North Little Rock college has been renamed University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College, or UA-Pulaski Tech.

Unemployment in Arkansas MSAs Down From 2015

by Todd Traub 2/1/2017 09:58 am

December unemployment was down in Arkansas from a year ago, according to Bureau of Labor Department figures released Wednesday.

Millie Ward to Speak at UCA's Davis Family Series

by Todd Traub 1/31/2017 11:13 am

Stone Ward co-founder and president to discuss her career as part of the UCA business school lecture program.

Momentum Jonesboro on Pace to Grow Jobs in Key Sectors

by Todd Traub 1/31/2017 06:00 am

Momentum Jonesboro, the economic development fundraising plan targeting job growth in northeast Arkansas, is on track to reach its $3.7 million goal.

ADE Recommends Removing 1 District, 10 Schools From Distressed List

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 01:55 pm

The Arkansas Department of Education recommends that the State Board of Education remove the Blytheville School District and 10 schools from the academic distressed list.

Arkansas Tech Offers New Online MBA Degree

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 09:28 am

Arkansas Tech University announced on Friday that those seeking a master's degree in business administration will have a new, entirely online and innovative way to obtain it.

I Need A Drink (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Taxpayers should not be paying for sodas in a country overwhelmed with obesity and diabetes.

Chelsea Wakefield To Lead Program Within UAMS Psychiatry Department (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Wakefield will establish a program to treat those with issues related to interpersonal relationships. She was previously an assistant professor at the university.

Mentor Programs Looking to Funnel Women Into STEM

by Marty Cook 1/30/2017 12:00 am

STEMconnector, a national association in Washington, made up of corporate, governmental and private groups, is working to encourage and support young girls and women in pursuing STEM studies.

Director Susan Altrui Says Zoo Exhibits a Habitat for Inspiration

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Susan Altrui was named director of the Little Rock Zoo in December.

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