Education Archive

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.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/27/2017 08:57 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces the appointments to boards and commissions.

Education Savings Accounts Bill Draws Skepticism from Superintendents, Governor

by Ibby Caputo, Arkansas Nonprofit News Network 1/26/2017 11:44 am

A bill that would establish education savings accounts in Arkansas is breaking new ground in school choice legislation, according to its sponsor. But critics say it could pose major fiscal problems for Arkansas if passed in its current form.

Panel Endorses Change to Arkansas Higher Education Funding

by Associated Press 1/25/2017 06:52 am

An Arkansas House panel has endorsed a plan to link public college and university funding to performance goals such as the number of students who complete their degrees.

UA Names Mark Power Vice Chancellor for Advancement

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/24/2017 10:33 am

The University of Arkansas on Tuesday named Mark Power vice chancellor for University Advancement. He has been interim vice chancellor since August, following the resignation of Chris Wyrick.

Conductor Partnership to Host Angel Network Events

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 03:10 pm

The Conductor, a public-private partnership, announces plans to host Conductor Angel Network receptions starting Feb. 7 in Conway.

UALR Announces New Logo, Abbreviated Name

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 02:17 pm

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock launches a revised logo and a new abbreviated name, UA Little Rock.

As Arkansas Lottery's Luster Fades, Numbers Signal Challenges

by Kyle Massey 1/23/2017 12:00 am

In the years since the first tickets were sold in 2009, the lottery has lost much of its glossy newness, leaving hard numbers to do the talking.

Lottery Scholarship Has Evolved Since Halter's First Proposal

by Kyle Massey 1/23/2017 12:00 am

It was late 2005 or early 2006, Bill Halter recalled, and he had decided to run for lieutenant governor. His vision was to rally Arkansans to a cause: a lottery to provide money for college scholarships.

Air National Guard Course To Prepare Cyber Warriors

by Sarah Campbell 1/23/2017 12:00 am

The Air National Guard needs 400 cyberwarfare operators in the next two years, and future students of a new course at the Little Rock Air Force Base say it will help the Guard reach that goal as they soar to a “fighter pilot”-like status in their careers.

Ghosts of Hillbilly Past Haunt Arkansas Tourism

by Kyle Massey 1/23/2017 12:00 am

The Department of Parks & Tourism is seeking a “fully integrated marketing communication vendor” to get the word out: See our state, visit our parks, patronize our businesses.

$200K Grant Aims to Lure Doctors to Delta

by Mark Friedman 1/23/2017 12:00 am

To address the shortage of primary care physicians, the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University is using a grant to establish residencies in Delta-area hospitals.

William R. Bowes Promoted at UAMS (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

William R. Bowes, chancellor of finance and chief financial officer of UAMS, has been promoted to senior vice chancellor for finance and administration at the university.

Michael Bowman Steps In as Interim Assistant Dean at Arkansas State (NEA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Michael Bowman will serve as interim assistant dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Communication at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. He is an assistant professor in creative media production at the university.