Tagged: arkansas department of education

Three Schools Receive $3.1 Million in Grants

by Alexis Hosticka 7/2/2015 8:56 am

Three priority schools have been selected to receive approximately $3.1 million in federal School Improvement Grants for the upcoming school year.

Kendra Clay Appointed General Counsel for the Arkansas Department of Education

by Alexis Hosticka 6/23/2015 4:48 pm

Kendra Clay will replace Jeremy Lasiter as the new general counsel for the Arkansas Department of Education beginning July 1.

Johnny Key, Randy Zook to Speak at Educators Symposium

by Alexis Hosticka 6/8/2015 2:10 pm

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

Department of Education Selects Anthony Owen as Computer Science Coordinator

by Alexis Hosticka 6/2/2015 3:14 pm

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

Arkansas Department of Education Appoints New Deputy Commissioner

by Alexis Hosticka 5/29/2015 2:39 pm

T. Mark Gotcher will assume his role as the new deputy commissioner of the Arkansas Department of Education on July 1.

Computer Courses Measure Puts Arkansas at Forefront of Expanding Coding Opportunities

by Sean Beherec 5/11/2015 12:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson drew the attention of educators and the tech industry when he ushered a bill through the Legislature requiring all high schools in the state to offer a computer science course.

ASTA's Tim Atkinson Sees Higher Education Meeting Hi-Tech in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Tim Atkinson was appointed president of the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority in 2013 after years of helping scientists find funding for their work.

Education Broadband Issue Goes Down to the (Fiber Optic) Wire

by 10/13/2014 12:00 am

While the message may be getting lost in the clutter of political ads ahead of the Nov. 4 midterm election, FASTERArkansas isn’t asking for your vote. It’s asking the public to pressure legislators to tweak, preferably through a special session before Gov. Mike Beebe’s term ends in January, a state law that sailed through the Legislature almost unnoticed in 2011.

Cyber School Not a Fix for Snow Days

by Marty Cook 3/3/2014 12:00 am

Problematic snow days are leading schools to look into holding "cyber days" on a limited basis, acknowledging that many logistical and economical obstacles remain in place.

Denise Drennan of North Little Rock School District (CFO of the Year Finalist, Public Sector)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/28/2013 12:00 am

Denise Drennan, CFO of the North Little Rock School District, has helped the district out of a fiscal pinch and onto the path to growth and improvement. Her efforts made her a finalist for Arkansas Business CFO of the year in the public sector category.

Beebe Said To Appoint Task Force 'FASTER Arkansas' With Plans for Broadband Expansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/15/2013 12:00 am

Last Wednesday, Gov. Mike Beebe met with scores of representatives — the number we heard was 70 — of Internet service providers, large and small, from all over the state. The subject: broadband access, or lack thereof.

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