Education Archive

Asa Hutchinson: Look at Revising, Renaming Common Core

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/13/2015 06:57 am

The Arkansas Board of Education should look at renaming Common Core as it reviews the education standards that have been criticized by some conservatives, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday.

UAMS To Use $10.5M for Cancer Therapy Research

by Alexis Hosticka 8/12/2015 10:02 am

A team of UAMS researchers led by Dr. Martin Hauer-Jensen has secured a $10.5 million grant to establish a center to study side effects of radiation and other types of cancer therapy.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission, Court Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2015 09:18 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the following appointments.

$15M in Walton Family Grants Fuel Culinary Expansion at NWACC

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/11/2015 11:55 am

NorthWest Arkansas Community College said Tuesday that its Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management will expand thanks to three grants totaling $15 million from the Walton Family Foundation.

Ozarka College Receives FAA Approval for Pilot Program

by Associated Press 8/11/2015 06:49 am

Ozarka College has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration for its professional pilot program.

UAMS Receives $1.9M to Train Nurse Practitioners

by Alexis Hosticka 8/10/2015 12:46 pm

A $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will enable the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' College of Nursing to train more nurse practitioners to provide health care for aging adults in Arkansas.

UA Leads New Engineering Research Center

by Alexis Hosticka 8/10/2015 09:46 am

Researchers at the University of Arkansas will help lead a new $18.5 million engineering research center to design and develop vehicle electrical systems that are more powerful, efficient and heat-resistant.

Arkansas Awarded US Department of Education Grant

by Associated Press 8/10/2015 06:46 am

Arkansas is among nine states to be awarded grants of $9.2 million from the U.S. Department of Education for improving personnel training to help children with disabilities.

8 Arkansas Teachers Selected as Presidential Award Finalists

by Associated Press 8/10/2015 06:46 am

Eight Arkansas teachers have been selected as state finalists for this year's Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Rockfish Adds Three to Rogers Office (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2015 12:00 am

Kayla Neja, Erika Henry and Aaron Horton have all been hired by the Rogers office of Rockfish, a marketing and advertising firm in Little Rock.

Diamond Agency Picked To Publish Arkadelphia Chamber Guide

by Sean Beherec 8/10/2015 12:00 am

The Diamond Agency of El Dorado has been chosen to publish the Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance & Chamber of Commerce 2016 Visitors & Relocation Guide.

Reaves Family Donates $1M to Harding Renovation

by Alexis Hosticka 8/6/2015 03:47 pm

A Russellville couple has donated $1 million to a project to renovate and expand Rhodes Field House on the Searcy campus of Harding University.

UAMS Adds Dental Residency Program

by Alexis Hosticka 8/5/2015 10:51 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has welcomed its first two resident dentists, who will provide dental care to patients as part of a yearlong postgraduate dental residency program.

UA-Fort Smith Adds Master's Program

by Alexis Hosticka 8/4/2015 03:19 pm

The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith will offer its first master's degree program beginning in the fall.

Jeff Stinson Joins Innovation Hub as Silver Mine Director

by Mark Carter 8/4/2015 11:11 am

Jeff Stinson will leave his position as director of UALR TechLaunch, but will remain executive director of Fund for Arkansas' Future, a private angel fund.

Harding University's James Carr Named to Higher Education Coordinating Board

by Associated Press 8/4/2015 06:59 am

Harding University's senior vice president has been named to the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

UA Launching New Research Center with Federal Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 10:04 am

The Center for Advanced Surface Engineering will partner with Arkansas industries and create new products for use in manufacturing, aerospace and defense, agriculture, forestry, oil and gas, food packaging and health care.

AEDC Receives $20M to Expand University Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 09:47 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission's Division of Science and Technology will receive $20 million from the National Science Foundation over five years to expand research at colleges and universities in Arkansas.

What $100 Means in Arkansas: A State-by-State Analysis

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

The Tax Foundation, a nonprofit that studies tax policy, last month published a map showing the real value of $100 in each state in the country.

Doctors Encourage End-of-Life Talks

by Mark Friedman 8/3/2015 12:00 am

By the time most doctors talk to terminally ill patients about end-of-life care, it's already too late. But the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services hopes to change that. On July 8, CMS proposed paying doctors for their time spent talking with Medicare patients about end-of-life planning.