Education Archive

Site of Oops In Farmington Brings $1.12M (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 6/27/2016 12:00 am

A 32,000-SF building that used to be the home of a Marvin's IGA in Farmington has been sold for the second time in 18 months.

On Priorities (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/27/2016 12:00 am

The fact that a majority of the trustees of the University of Arkansas System voted to use the university's credit to do a breathtaking $160 million upgrade of Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville is neither surprising nor disturbing.

Jim Dunn on Why Marshals Museum a True Fit for Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Patrick Weeks will replace James "Jim" Dunn as head of the Marshals Museum on July 1, when Dunn will become president of the Museum Foundation and turn his full attention to fundraising for the $50 million-plus project.

UAMS Radiologists Inducted into American College of Radiology (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Dr. James McDonald, interim chair of the department of radiology, and Dr. Bruce Greenberg, professor of radiology and pediatrics, both in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences of Little Rock, were recently inducted as fellows in the American College of Radiology.

A-State's Jason Penry Receives Circle of Excellence Award (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Jason C. Penry, vice chancellor for university advancement at Arkansas State University, was one of six recipients of the 2016 LSU-Shreveport Circle of Excellence Award, honoring alumni for leadership and professional achievements. Ruth Hawkins, director of the Arkansas State University Heritage Sites program, was recently awarded a lifetime achievement award at the 75th annual awards banquet of the Arkansas Historical Association

SPONSORED: It's Time for Arkansans to say, 'No More Dumb Money!'

by 6/23/2016 10:40 am

Partnership provides SmartDollar education and planning program to improve financial wellness.

Arkansas Climbs 8 Spots in National Child Economic Well-Being Rankings

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2016 02:40 pm

For the first time in six years, the number of Arkansas children living in poverty decreased, according to data released Tuesday in the annual Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Book.

Update: Downtown LR Montessori School Closed, Parents Told by Email

by Gwen Moritz 6/21/2016 01:02 pm

Urban Garden Montessori, the private school that opened in the fall of 2014 on Main Street in downtown Little Rock, closed last week, according to an email to parents from Vera Chenault, head of school.

Class-Action Attorneys Subject of New Class-Action Suit

by Gwen Moritz 6/21/2016 11:18 am

Robert Trammell, the Little Rock attorney who tried to slow down a controversial class-action settlement in Polk County Circuit Court last fall, has now filed a class-action suit against the lawyers who are set to be sanctioned for abusing the court system.

EStem Goes East With Warehouse Buy

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

A Shall Avenue property has been purchased by eStem Public Charter Schools as a future location for its new elementary and middle school in Little Rock.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 6/20/2016 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 23rd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

U.S. Households Report Improvement in Economic Well-Being

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

Americans reported improvement in their well-being last year compared with 2014 and 2013, according to a Federal Reserve Board report released last month.

UALR Professor Nitin Agarwal Fights Terrorists

by Sarah Campbell 6/20/2016 12:00 am

Propaganda from "Deviant groups" like ISIS is being disseminated more quickly than would have been possible with traditional methods, according to Nitin Agarwal of UALR.

Thoughts, Prayers — And Research (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/20/2016 12:00 am

Last week, the American Medical Association called gun violence “a public health crisis” and declared it would lobby Congress to repeal legislation prohibiting the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention from researching the issue.

'What If We're Wrong?' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/20/2016 12:00 am

I saw prolific nonfiction writer Chuck Klosterman on a morning news show talking about his new book, “But What If We're Wrong?,” and his thesis keeps crossing my mind: What if things that we absolutely know to be true turn out to be just as wrong as things our ancestors were equally sure about?

Ashley Buchman Moves Into Vice Chancellor Slot at ASU-Newport (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

Ashley Buchman was recently promoted to vice chancellor for student affairs at Arkansas State University-Newport.

Arkansas Unemployment Drops to 3.8 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/17/2016 09:28 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate shows the state at 3.8 percent for May 2016, a decrease of 1.6 percent since May 2015.

UA System Board Approves $160M Stadium Expansion 8-2

by Lance Turner 6/16/2016 11:44 am

The University of Arkansas System board of trustees on Thursday voted 8-2 to press ahead with a $160 million expansion of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame Announces Second Class

by Alexis Hosticka 6/16/2016 09:45 am

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Thursday announced nine inductees to its second class, which includes two posthumous honorees and one organization.

Innovation Hub Joins Winrock International

by Alexis Hosticka 6/15/2016 11:31 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub is becoming part of Winrock International of Little Rock, which is undertaking a "strategic reorganization of its U.S. and Arkansas programs."