Education Archive

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.

A Common Core Rebrand (Editorial)

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

The Common Core standards last week survived a review by a council assembled by Gov. Asa Hutchinson. We think the standards survived. Well, actually, it was a little hard to tell.

Innovation Hub To Host '100 Girls of Code' Session

by Sean Beherec 8/3/2015 12:00 am

The central Arkansas chapter of 100 Girls of Code will host a class in North Little Rock later this week.

Panel Buys Governor Time on Common Core Debate (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/2/2015 01:08 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he wanted his Common Core task force to come up with an "Arkansas solution" as it waded into the debate over standards that have come under fire from many conservatives. Instead of solving a problem, the panel just bought him more time.

Gearhart Leaves after 7 Years Leading University of Arkansas

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 8/2/2015 01:06 pm

G. David Gearhart wrapped up a seven-year tenure as chancellor of the University of Arkansas hopeful that a state with few college graduates will push more of its children into higher education.

Tim Hill Named Vice Chancellor at UAMS

by Alexis Hosticka 7/30/2015 01:39 pm

Tim Hill has been named University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences vice chancellor for Regional Programs, effective Aug. 1.

Sean Rochelle to Leave Executive Director Post at Razorback Foundation

by Lance Turner 7/30/2015 11:53 am

Sean Rochelle is stepping down from his post as executive director of the Razorback Foundation Inc., effective Sept. 1, according to a statement from the foundation on Thursday.

UAMS Names Patricia Cowan New Dean of Nursing

by Alexis Hosticka 7/29/2015 10:23 am

Patricia A. Cowan, Ph.D., R.N., has been named dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and will begin on or before Dec. 1.

Fayetteville Firm Gets NASA Grants to Make Circuits for Venus Probe

by Mark Carter 7/28/2015 10:46 am

Ozark Integrated Circuits of Fayetteville has received two grants from NASA to develop heat-resistant circuits that can operate on the surface of Venus and AEDC board approval to further develop its patent-pending UV detector.

Parents Sue Fayetteville School District Over Girls' Sports

by Mark Friedman 7/27/2015 12:00 am

The families of three Fayetteville High School softball players have hauled the Fayetteville School District into court over allegations that the district treats the boys' teams better than the girls'.

A Depressing Motivator (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/27/2015 12:00 am

Chances are students aren't being taught good economics principles at home. Their parents very likely don't understand money — and this is true even of parents who have adequate income. If parents don't budget, don't plan, don't prioritize, then children don't even know that they should — much less how to do it. Many families never discuss money with their children, even though money is a factor in virtually every facet of family life and the root of much household stress.

P. Allen Smith Talks Food Diversity at Little Rock's TEDx

by Mark Carter 7/24/2015 02:02 pm

TEDxMarkhamSt, Little Rock's first independently organized TED event, kicked off to a sold-out house at the Ron Robinson Theater in the River Market. Global gardening and lifestyle guru P. Allen Smith of Little Rock headlined the morning session.

UALR Expands Degree Options

by Alexis Hosticka 7/23/2015 03:28 pm

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, in partnership with the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope-Texarkana has expanded its bachelor degree options beginning with the fall semester.

Noble Impact, Minnijean Brown Trickey to Talk Education Opportunity Gap

by Mark Carter 7/23/2015 01:45 pm

Noble Impact, the Little Rock nonprofit that introduces social entrepreneurship to primary- and secondary-school students, will join Little Rock Nine member Minnijean Brown Trickey on Saturday for a discussion of education opportunity gaps facing minority and under-represented students.

Walton Family Foundation to Support Independent School in Bentonville

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/23/2015 01:35 pm

The Walton Family Foundation plans to support a new independent school in Bentonville, and it said Clayton Marsh, deputy dean of the college at Princeton University, will be the school's founding head of school.

Ozarka College Names New Provost

by Alexis Hosticka 7/23/2015 09:42 am

Ozarka College announced Tuesday the hiring of Keith McClanahan as provost and executive vice president of learning.

Thea Foundation Hits $2M Endowment Goal

by Alexis Hosticka 7/22/2015 11:45 am

After the Thea Foundation reached a $2 million endowment goal for its scholarship programs, Windgate Charitable Foundation topped it off with a $500,000 challenge grant.

UA Gets $1M Grant for Nursing Education

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/21/2015 10:57 am

The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville received a $1 million federal grant for a program to increase the number of advanced practice nurses.

Social Entrepreneurs Paired with Mentors at Boot Camp

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/20/2015 01:39 pm

Aspiring social entrepreneurs from Arkansas were paired with mentors at the 2015 Social Entreprenurship Boot Camp held at the University of Arkansas Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain.