Tagged: arkansas department of education

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

by Michelle Corbet 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.