Education Archive

Special Session Highlights Arkansas' Old Capitol

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/26/2014 03:05 pm

The last time Arkansas lawmakers took up significant legislation in the Old State House building, wireless meant the telegraph and the only tweets were what you heard outside.

Author James Patterson Expands UA Scholarships

by Associated Press 6/25/2014 01:25 pm

The university announced Wednesday that Patterson has created an additional eight teacher-education scholarships at UA. Last year, the author established the James Patterson Teacher Education Scholarship for eight incoming freshmen planning to major in elementary education.

Mike Beebe Announces Plans for Special Session

by Associated Press 6/24/2014 03:16 pm

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe on Tuesday called lawmakers back to the Capitol to address a looming increase in teacher insurance premiums and prison overcrowding.

UA Researcher Awarded Federal Grant for Biomaterial

by Associated Press 6/24/2014 03:09 pm

The $437,248 grant announced Tuesday to Jeffrey Wolchock and his team is to be used to help design and test a biomaterial that can regenerate damaged skeletal muscle.

Burgundy Book: Slight Economic Improvement in Arkansas

by Mark Carter 6/24/2014 09:07 am

According to a May survey of business leaders in the state, the near-term outlook for the Little Rock zone improved slightly.

Noble Institute Brings Youth Entrepreneurship Program to Fort Smith

by Mark Carter 6/23/2014 03:20 pm

The second-annual Noble Institute from Noble Impact kicked off this week in Fort Smith, and event leaders hope to spur the kind of interest in youth entrepreneurship that has enveloped the central Arkansas startup scene over the past year.

Mike Beebe: Enough Votes on Insurance, Prison Bills

by Associated Press 6/23/2014 11:50 am

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says there are more than enough votes to pass measures aimed at addressing a hike in teacher insurance premiums and prison overcrowding as he nears a decision on whether to call a legislative sessions on those issues.

Walton Family Foundation Gives $1.9M Grant for Public School Leadership Program

by Lee Hogan 6/23/2014 10:55 am

The University of Arkansas Foundation and the College of Education and Health Professions are the recipients of a $1.9 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under Forty Class of 2014

by Gwen Moritz 6/23/2014 12:00 am

This week, Arkansas Business presents its 21st class of 40 Under 40 honorees. This year's honorees represent our state's geography — Pine Bluff, England, Jonesboro, Conway, Fort Smith, Rogers — and the diversity of our business community — farming, finance, medicine, academia, nonprofits.

Southern Arkansas Selects Presidential Search Committee

by Lee Hogan 6/16/2014 09:48 am

Southern Arkansas University has selected a 12-person search committee to find the university's next president. David Rankin announced his retirement May, which is effective June 30.

Heifer International CEO Pierre Ferrari Stresses Performance

by Jan Cottingham 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Five years after Heifer International laid off about 20 percent of its workforce because of a falloff in revenue and almost four years after it announced a new CEO, Heifer is placing new emphasis on measuring its impact on the mostly rural families it seeks to help.

Pay Tops $1 Million For Seven on Highest-paid Nonprofit Employees List

by Gwen Moritz 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Seven nonprofit employees in Arkansas who earned more than $1 million in the 2012 tax year are either medical doctors or hospital administrators, as are the vast majority of the 262 nonprofit employees whose compensation exceeding $215,000 is reported in this issue.

Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Winding Down, Will Close in 2017

by Mark Friedman 6/16/2014 12:00 am

After committing more than $1.8 billion to nonprofits since 1994, including hundreds of millions of dollars to organizations in Arkansas, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation of Las Vegas is set to shut down at the end of 2017.

The Road to Professional Passion (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/16/2014 12:00 am

The popular idea that the only path to professional satisfaction is doing something you already love is not realistic for everyone — maybe not even for most people — nor do we have to be destitute because the market doesn't value our passions. We can match our skills to the market and, with time and effort, develop the mastery that leads to satisfaction.

Markets and Information Asymmetry (Andy Terry Expert Advice)

by Andy Terry 6/16/2014 12:00 am

If we care about the efficient allocation of resources, we care about market efficiency. In finance, market efficiency occurs when asset prices fully reflect all available information.

Arkansas Community Foundation's Heather Larkin on Your Neighbors' Aspirations

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/16/2014 12:00 am

A native of Charleston (Franklin County), Heather Larkin is a graduate of Hendrix College in Conway and the Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She joined the Arkansas Community Foundation in 1998 and became its president and chief executive officer in January 2008.

Gubernatorial Candidates Discuss Private Option, Taxes, Education

by Lee Hogan 6/13/2014 12:29 pm

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mike Ross and Republican nominee Asa Hutchinson expressed differing viewpoints on the future of the state's private option while speaking to the Delta Grassroots Caucus conference Friday.

Noble Impact Introduces Entrepreneurship Program to eStem Third Graders

by Mark Carter 6/13/2014 11:23 am

After successfully introducing its student entrepreneurship program to Little Rock's eStem Public Charter High School, Noble Impact decided to take on third graders.

Harding's Physical Therapy Program Receives Full Accreditation

by Lee Hogan 6/12/2014 05:01 pm

Harding University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program has received full accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, in addition to receiving a five-year term extension through June 2019.

James Lee Witt: Develop More Jobs Through Public-Private Partnerships

by Mark Carter 6/12/2014 03:31 pm

James Lee Witt on Thursday released a jobs plan focused on creating public-private training partnerships.