Education Archive

Staying in Searcy Fits Youthful Tastes

by Mark Friedman 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Harding students are not only deciding to stay in Searcy after graduating, the millennials are also following the movement of buying and eating locally, which has helped new restaurants.

Hive Chef Matthew McClure Sees Opportunity in Having a Full Plate

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Matthew McClure has been named a semifinalist for three consecutive years for the James Beard Foundation Awards' best chef in the South. This year's semifinalists are announced this month.

Angela Phipps Takes Associate Seat at Ozarka (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Angela Phipps has been promoted to associate director of advancement at Ozarka College in Melbourne.

Governor's ArFuture Grant Proposal Fails in Committee

by Ibby Caputo, Arkansas Nonprofit News Network 2/16/2017 07:03 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson's proposal to create a grant that would pay for tuition and fees for students at Arkansas community or technical colleges failed to pass the Senate Education Committee in a 4-4 vote Wednesday

Teach For America Director: Kids Deserve an Equitable Education

by Sarah Campbell 2/15/2017 12:00 pm

Children from low-income homes have more needs but the same potential as those from middle-class or affluent homes and should receive an equitable education, Jared Henderson, executive director of Teach For America in Arkansas, says.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2017 09:15 am

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

Museum of Discovery to Expand Girls in STEM Program

by Lydia McAllister 2/13/2017 07:00 am

The Museum of Discovery said last week that its Girls in STEM program will serve more girls in 2017 and expand to Jonesboro and Pine Bluff thanks to grants from Walmart, Best Buy and the Women's Foundation of Arkansas.

Arkansas Business Recognizes Finalists of 29th Annual Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Arkansas Nonprofit News Network Aiming for Impact

by Kyle Massey 2/13/2017 12:00 am

In an era when “fake news” is a rallying cry and the Trump administration is attacking the press as a “failing” opposition party, Lindsay Millar has launched the Arkansas Nonprofit News Network as a “nonpartisan news project dedicated to producing journalism that matters to Arkansans.”

The Short-Termism of Protectionism (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/13/2017 12:00 am

BlackRock Inc. has more than $5 trillion to invest, so when Larry Fink talks, corporations at least hear him out.

Quality Pre-K Important for Workforce, Military (Hugh McDonald and Maj. Gen. William D. Wofford Commentary)

by Hugh McDonald and Maj. Gen. William D. Wofford 2/13/2017 12:00 am

As the former president and CEO of Entergy Arkansas and as the former adjutant general of the Arkansas National Guard, we know from personal experience that one of the keys to success in business and in the military is the ability to look over the horizon and anticipate future challenges and opportunities.

Tom Frazier Joins UAMS Orthopaedic Clinic (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Dr. G. Thomas Frazier has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock as a hand and upper extremity surgeon.

Connecting Students With Careers (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/13/2017 12:00 am

The Little Rock School District announced an initiative to expose high school students to different careers by adding classes in the fields of health care, technology, teaching and construction.

Ringer App Creates Buzz For Forest Heights STEM Team

by Sarah Campbell 2/13/2017 12:00 am

A team of five sixth-graders from Forest Heights STEM Academy in Little Rock have theorized a new smartphone app called SmartRnger and won not only a Best in the State accolade but also $5,000 for their school.

In Jonesboro, 2 Convention Center Projects Take Shape

by Todd Traub 2/7/2017 01:10 pm

After years of trying for one, the city now has two hotel and convention center facilities in various stages of development and construction, one near the interstate and one on the Arkansas State campus.

ArFuture Grants To Help Fill High-Demand Jobs

by Marty Cook 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said his Arkansas Future Grant program is as much about giving students confidence to go to college as it is about giving them monetary support to do so.

Lottery Ad Contract Process Reveals Fissures

by Kyle Massey 2/6/2017 12:00 am

It wasn't smooth, but the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has a new advertising agency, CJRW of Little Rock.

When Elected Officials Do Right (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Following the parenting advice that we should praise the behavior we desire, we have compliments for a couple of elected officials.

Shane Speights In as New Dean at Osteopathic School in Jonesboro (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Shane Speights has been hired as dean of the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) College of Osteopathic Medicine's site at Arkansas State University at Jonesboro.

Williams Baptist College Announced New Master's Degree in Teaching

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/3/2017 03:50 pm

Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge announced Friday that the Higher Learning Commission has approved its new master of arts in teaching degree.

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