Education Archive

Arkansas Senate Panel Rejects Kindergarten Enrollment Bill

by Associated Press 3/30/2015 11:31 am

A bill to force school districts to allow some Arkansas children who narrowly miss the age requirement for starting kindergarten to enroll anyway is effectively dead.

Coe Gift to Fund Engineering Professorship at ASU

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2015 11:19 am

A planned estate gift of $250,000 from the late Henry and Verbeth Coe will establish an endowed professorship in engineering at Arkansas State University, the school announced Monday.

Arkansas Budget Bill Boosts Money for Schools, Prisons

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/30/2015 08:22 am

Arkansas' public schools, prisons and Medicaid programs are set to receive boosts in funding while most other state agencies will see a 1 percent cut under a nearly $5.2 billion proposed state budget unveiled Friday afternoon.

Nancy Gray Named New Director of UAMS BioVentures

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2015 12:00 am

Nancy Gray, the new director of UAMS BioVentures, has more than 30 years of experience in biomedical industries, including medicinal chemistry research, management of pharmaceutical research and development, and business operations.

Niel Crowson Appointed to A-State Board of Trustees (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2015 12:00 am

Niel Crowson has been appointed to a five-year term on the ASU Board of Trustees. Crowson currently serves as president and CEO of E.C. Barton & Co. in Jonesboro.

Getting It Right (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/30/2015 12:00 am

Last month, Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed House Bill 1183, requiring that all public high schools teach computer science. Late this month, the magazine Wired praised Hutchinson — and Arkansas — for the move.

Supporting Homegrown Innovation (Michael Singleton Commentary)

by Michael Singleton 3/30/2015 12:00 am

In reality, innovative research with world-changing implications happens every day in our universities and private companies. But what good is the best research discovery, technology or innovation if it never leaves the lab?

Arkansas Labor Force Rises by 9,000

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2015 12:00 am

As the unemployment rate in Arkansas is falling the size of the labor force is increasing, as these charts by Michael Pakko, the state's economic forecaster, show.

Arkansas Department of Emergency Management Seeks to Cope With Climate Change

by Jan Cottingham 3/30/2015 12:00 am

Call it what you will, the chief of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Services says that the state is facing a new normal, one in which extreme weather events are occurring more often and with greater intensity.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Down to 5.5 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2015 09:47 am

The state's unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent in February, down a tenth of a percentage point from January, according to data released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

State House Committee Approves Drug Testing for Benefits Bill

by Associated Press 3/27/2015 07:46 am

Arkansans who apply for certain job-training benefits and other family aid could be required to take a drug test under a proposal endorsed by a House committee on Thursday.

Asa Hutchinson Names Mike Preston as New AEDC Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/26/2015 10:58 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced Mike Preston as the new executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

Arkansas State University to Hold Women's Business Leadership Conference April 2

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2015 02:41 pm

Arkansas State University in Jonesboro is holding a Women's Business Leadership Conference on April 2 in Centennial Hall at the Carl R. Reng Student Union and at the Delta Center for Economic Development.

Pediatrics Plus Purchase Leads Off Recent Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2015 12:00 am

Two west Little Rock properties, a children's health care and learning center and an office-retail/bowling alley project, top this week's six-pack of seven-digit deals.

Conway Builders Enjoying Boom as City Expands

by Sean Beherec 3/23/2015 12:00 am

The city of Conway is on the verge — if it hasn't reached it yet — of a boom in commercial real estate availability. Just up Interstate 40 from Little Rock, the city has been the host of several recent development projects and is set to begin more in the coming years.

Arkansas Baptist's Fitz Hill Sees Education, Urban Revitalization and Investments Intertwined

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2015 12:00 am

Dr. Fitz Hill, who was born and raised in Arkadelphia, was named president of Arkansas Baptist College in 2006. He talks to Arkansas Business about his vision for education and urban renewal.

UAMS To Start Dental Program

by Mark Friedman 3/23/2015 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will start its general practice dental residency program in July with two students.

Beall Barclay Adds Two to Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2015 12:00 am

Josh Masters has been admitted as a member of Beall Barclay & Co. PLC, and Travis Teague has been admitted as a member of Beall Barclay Wealth Management LLC, both in Fort Smith.

Environmentalist Calls for Strict Oversight of Hog Farm Near Buffalo River

by Rob Moritz 3/20/2015 03:29 pm

Environmentalists must be vocal in their opposition to a hog farm near the Buffalo National River watershed because it's not only a potential threat to the pristine waterway but also the economy of the region, the chairman of the Pulaski County Ozark Society said Friday.

Henderson State University Finds Mismanagement at Foundation

by Lance Turner 3/20/2015 03:09 pm

Henderson State University of Arkadelphia said Friday that it has uncovered mismanagement of interest allocations at the nonprofit Henderson Foundation and said it has taken steps to improve how it handles donor money.

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