Education Archive

Arkansas to Pull Out of PARCC, Use ACT for Standard Tests

by Allen Reed, The Associated Press 6/8/2015 02:11 pm

Arkansas will change its provider of standardized tests, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Monday, the first shake up from an ongoing review of whether to retain Common Core education standards.

Johnny Key, Randy Zook to Speak at Educators Symposium

by Alexis Hosticka 6/8/2015 02:10 pm

The Northwest Arkansas P-20 Task Force is offering a free, daylong symposium for pre-K-college educators, legislators and industry leaders.

University of Arkansas to Host K-12 Education Conference

by Alexis Hosticka 6/8/2015 09:04 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will address educators and policymakers at a University of Arkansas-sponsored conference on June 10, focusing on student learning and assessment at Heifer International in Little Rock.

UALR Names Ryan Davis New Director of Children International

by Alexis Hosticka 6/8/2015 08:58 am

University of Arkansas in Little Rock has named Ryan Davis the new director of UALR Children International.

An Interview with Anthony Owen, Arkansas' New Computer Science Leader

by Alexis Hosticka 6/8/2015 07:06 am

Anthony Owen will assume his role a Computer Science Coordinator for the Arkansas Department of Education on July 1.

Batesville Chamber To Announce Planning Strategy for Independence County

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce with partners Lyon College and the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will announce Wednesday the start of strategic planning for Independence County.

How to Listen (It's Not Easy) (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Listening is hard. Like most things that we all do, there are levels of mastery that are only available to those who practice and train. Here then is a quick overview and some suggestions about how to become a better listener.

Matt Campbell's Greatest Hits: A Timeline of the Blue Hog Report

by Jan Cottingham 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Matt Campbell has broken a number of important stories that have led to resignations of public figures: Lt. Gov. Mark Darr, Circuit Judge Michael Maggio and interim Little Rock School Superintendent Dexter Suggs.

Staffing Agencies Struggle to Fill Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Bullhorn, a Boston company that provides software for the staffing and recruiting industries, in February released “The 2015 North American Staffing and Recruiting Trends Report.”

ASU System Names Debra West Mid-South Chancellor

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2015 03:21 pm

Arkansas State University System President Charles Welch announced Friday the selection of Debra West as chancellor of the ASU Mid-South campus.

UCA Hires New Admissions Director

by Alexis Hosticka 6/5/2015 11:25 am

Courtney Mullen will serve as the new director of the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Mullen comes to UCA from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, where she spent almost seven years in recruitment and admissions.

Arkansas Tech Issues Self-Imposed Penalties for Violations

by Associated Press 6/5/2015 07:45 am

Arkansas Tech University says it has self-imposed penalties and other sanctions due to housing rules violations it reported to the NCAA.

In Boys State Speech, Bill Clinton Says Compromise Valuable

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/5/2015 07:42 am

Speaking to the Boys State program that played a significant role in his campaign narrative, former President Bill Clinton on Thursday said compromise and finding ways to work with others despite divisions is a key part of America.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Latest Board, Commission Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2015 11:43 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday announced the following appointments, including appointments to the Arkansas Workforce Development Board.

Walton Arts Center Receives $500,000 from General Mills

by Alexis Hosticka 6/3/2015 09:24 am

General Mills has donated $500,000 to the Walton Arts Center for "Investing in our Future: The Expansion of Walton Arts Center," a $23 million campaign to add 30,000 SF to the performing arts venue.

Department of Education Selects Anthony Owen as Computer Science Coordinator

by Alexis Hosticka 6/2/2015 03:14 pm

The Arkansas Department of Education selected Anthony Owen as the leader of the computer science initiative in the state beginning on July 1.

Nerdies Launches Blur State Coding School in NWA

by Mark Carter 6/2/2015 01:32 pm

Nerdies founder Brad Harvey said Blur State was created to be an intensive coding boot camp for adults looking to enter the information technology field in areas such as computer programming, design and business analysis.

Phil Elson Replaced as Voice of Razorbacks Baseball

by Sean Beherec 6/2/2015 10:38 am

A spokesman for IMG College, which produces radio broadcasts for the school, said Alex Perlman will call the season's remaining games.

UAMS Gains Two Assistant Professors in Department of Orthopaedics (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Dr. Robert Martin, a foot and ankle surgeon, and Dr. Paul Edwards, hip and knee replacement surgeon, have joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and will serve as assistant professors in the Department of Orthopaedics in the UAMS College of Medicine.

Presenting the 18 Most Expensive Home Sales in Northwest Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 6/1/2015 12:00 am

A list of seven-digit home sales in the northwest corner of the state, Benton and Washington counties.

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