Tagged: arkansas board of education

A Common Core Rebrand (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/3/2015 12:00 am

The Common Core standards last week survived a review by a council assembled by Gov. Asa Hutchinson. We think the standards survived. Well, actually, it was a little hard to tell.

Arkansas Education Board Approves Switch to ACT Test

by Associated Press 7/9/2015 1:42 pm

The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday agreed to the governor's choice for a new standardized test to replace one linked to the controversial Common Core standards, less than a month after rejecting the same switch.

That Got Their Attention (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/2/2015 12:00 am

The State Board of Education’s vote last week to take control of the Little Rock School District away from its elected board members may have disappointed some, but it shouldn’t have surprised many. As the Lakeview case taught us in the last decade, the state government ultimately has the responsibility to provide adequate and equitable educational opportunities to all Arkansas schoolchildren, and it has stepped in to manage a number of school districts when needed.

State Board Votes to Take Over Little Rock School District

by Associated Press 1/29/2015 7:25 am

The Arkansas Board of Education voted Wednesday to take control of Little Rock schools less than six months after a federal judge granted more independence to the historically embattled district and ended a quarter-century of payments to boost integration.

Arkansas Education Board to Consider Takeover of Little Rock Schools

by Associated Press 1/28/2015 7:25 am

Arkansas education officials are scheduled to decide whether to assume control of the Little Rock School District after students at some of its schools performed poorly on state benchmark exams.

ForwARd Arkansas Conducts Survey, Plans Study of State Schools

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2015 11:43 am

ForwARd Arkansas is asking educators, parents, students and other stakeholders to complete a survey on how to prepare Arkansas students for success in college and the workplace.

Kim Davis of Fayetteville Named to State Board of Education

by Associated Press 8/26/2014 11:36 am

Davis serves as director of external relations and economic development for the Northwest Arkansas Council, which is a nonprofit organization aimed at promoting the region.

Arkansas Partners With Winthrop Rockefeller, Walton Foundations on Education

by Associated Press 8/14/2014 1:34 pm

The Arkansas Board of Education has voted to partner with two foundations to strengthen education at struggling schools in the state.

Arkansas Board of Education Selects Tony Wood As Commissioner

by Associated Press 6/12/2014 2:37 pm

The Arkansas Board of Education has voted to hire Tony Wood as the new top official overseeing the state's public schools.

FASTER Arkansas: Beebe Gathers Education, Tech Leaders To Evaluate K-12 Internet Needs

by Jordan King 7/29/2013 12:00 am

Members of FASTER Arkansas — Gov. Mike Beebe’s new task force — are working to determine just how much broadband is needed by schools to participate in Common Core, a controversial education piece pushed by the National Governors Association.