Education Archive

UA Provost A Finalist for University of Toledo Presidency

by Associated Press 3/10/2015 07:27 am

One of the three finalists vying to become the next president at the University of Toledo has dropped out.

Arkansas Senate Votes to Cut Scholarship Awards for Freshmen

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/9/2015 03:21 pm

The Arkansas Senate has voted to cut the lottery-funded scholarships incoming freshmen will receive and base its eligibility solely on standardized testing, days after the same proposal narrowly failed before the chamber.

Obama Seeks $100M Effort to Boost High-Tech Training, Hiring

by Associated Press 3/9/2015 11:17 am

President Barack Obama is calling for a home-grown, high-technology workforce to help boost higher-wage employment at a time of stagnant incomes.

Lake View Case's Shadow Shrinks (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/9/2015 06:57 am

By allowing school districts to avoid being merged with their neighbors when they fall below the state's minimum enrollment, the Arkansas Legislature signaled that the shadow of a long-running education funding case no longer looms large.

UA eVersity's Michael Moore Wants Path to Hard Work To Be Easy

by Gwen Moritz 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Michael Moore's office shelves are crammed with books on business startups and online learning and psychology and statistics and digital analytics, and he's using all of them as he plans the launch of the University of Arkansas eVersity.

ASTA's Tim Atkinson Sees Higher Education Meeting Hi-Tech in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Tim Atkinson was appointed president of the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority in 2013 after years of helping scientists find funding for their work.

We Speak Hendren (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Last week, State Rep. Kim Hendren was discussing House Bill 1077, which would require public universities and colleges in Arkansas to allow faculty and staff having concealed carry licenses to bring firearms on campus. "Without exception," said Hendren, "[the colleges and universities] said leave the law as it is."

AT&T, Verizon Boost Signals To Fit Demand

by Sean Beherec 3/9/2015 12:00 am

When a call or text message won't go through, AT&T and Verizon don't want their networks to be the problem. The companies have stepped up efforts in recent years to increase coverage and network speed for customers at the office and at concert venues and sporting events.

Inside the UA eVersity: A Different Online-only Education

by Gwen Moritz 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Michael Moore is navigating an ambitious project: combining technologies and techniques that have been proven to work elsewhere into an entirely new UA member university.

Arkansas House Votes to Stop Giving Common Core-Linked Test

by Associated Press 3/6/2015 01:38 pm

The Arkansas House has voted to prohibit the state from administering a test linked to the Common Core education standards.

Attempt to Cut Arkansas Lottery Scholarships Fails in Senate

by Associated Press 3/5/2015 03:02 pm

A proposal to cut lottery-funded scholarships in half for incoming college freshman and change the program's eligibility requirements has narrowly failed before the Arkansas Senate.

Lynda Coon to Lead UA Honors College

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/5/2015 10:54 am

The University of Arkansas says Lynda Coon has been named dean of the Honors College, succeeding Bob McMath, who retired in August.

Arkansas Senate Panel Approves Changes to Lottery-Funded Scholarships

by Associated Press 3/4/2015 10:51 am

An Arkansas Senate panel has endorsed lowering the amount of money incoming college freshmen would receive in from the state's lottery-funded scholarships and changing the program's eligibility requirements.

Foundation Grant Will Buy Equipment for SAU Simulation Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2015 10:20 am

The Blue & You Foundation has given a $149,128 grant to Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia for the purchase of equipment for the university's Health Sciences Simulation Center.

Senate OKs Relaxing Rules on Forming New Districts

by Associated Press 3/3/2015 06:05 pm

The Arkansas Senate has given final legislative approval to a bill easing restrictions on the creation of new school districts.

Arkansas State University System Seeks Chancellor for West Memphis

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/3/2015 02:50 pm

Mid-South Community College and the Arkansas State University System said Tuesday that it is starting a search for a chancellor to succeed MSCC President Glen Fenter.

Tuckerman Couple Give $650K to Stadium Project at A-State

by Lance Turner 3/3/2015 02:29 pm

Arkansas State University is using more than $650,000 of an almost $1 million estate gift to help finance construction of new club and suite-level seating at Centennial Bank Stadium in Jonesboro.

School Consolidation Waivers Endorsed by Arkansas House

by Associated Press 3/2/2015 04:10 pm

The House voted 95-0 Monday to allow school districts with fewer than 350 students to apply for a waiver from the state. Smaller districts that meet academic, fiscal and facility standards set by the state would be eligible to avoid consolidation with a nearby district.

Arkansas House Supports Guns on Campus Bill

by Associated Press 3/2/2015 03:26 pm

Arkansas universities couldn't prevent faculty or staff from bringing concealed firearms to class under a proposal supported by House members.

Asa Hutchinson Taps Johnny Key as Next Education Commissioner

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/2/2015 02:15 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson nominates former state Sen. Johnny Key to serve as the new Commissioner of Education and the administrative head of the Arkansas Department of Education.