Tagged: arkansas department of education

ASMSA Aims at Developing Digital Talents

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/23/2017 12:00 am

With recent wins in tech competitions, the Arkansas School of Mathematics, Sciences & the Arts in Hot Springs has some bragging to do.

Outstanding Education: All About Central Arkansas Public, Private Schools

by Metro Little Rock Staff 10/6/2017 12:04 am

From elementary to college, students in central Arkansas have a variety of choices for their education. Private and parochial schools are abundant, and three public school districts in the Little Rock area offer a rigorous curriculum.

Report: Arkansas Schools Have High Chronic Absenteeism Rates

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/6/2017 1:08 pm

Attendance Works and the Everyone Graduates Center released an analysis Friday that shows 50 Arkansas public schools have chronic absenteeism rates of 30 percent or more.

The New C-Level: UA-Little Rock Producing Chief Data Officers

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Chief data officer is an emerging C-level executive role, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is at the forefront of the trend with its new Institute for Chief Data Officers.

ADE Recommends Removing 1 District, 10 Schools From Distressed List

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 1:55 pm

The Arkansas Department of Education recommends that the State Board of Education remove the Blytheville School District and 10 schools from the academic distressed list.

Corrected: Springdale Superintendent Rollins Tops Salary List

by Gwen Moritz 9/5/2016 12:00 am

The Pulaski County Special School District spent more on superintendents than any other school district in the state in 2014-15, but the superintendent with the highest compensation was Jim Rollins of Springdale.

Susan Harriman To Lead ForwARd Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Susan Bonesteel Harriman has been named executive director of ForwARd Arkansas, a partnership of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Walton Family Foundation and Arkansas Board of Education that aims to improve public education in Arkansas.

Education Commissioner Johnny Key on Moving Arkansas Forward in Learning

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2015 12:00 am

Before being named education commissioner, Key was associate vice president for university relations at the University of Arkansas System, a position he had held since August 2014.

Timeline, Process to Review Arkansas Education Standards Set

by Associated Press 9/8/2015 11:25 am

The Arkansas Department of Education has set a goal to complete a review of the state's math and English language arts standards by this summer.

Arkansas Department of Education Gets $5M Grant

by Associated Press 8/18/2015 4:04 pm

The Arkansas Department of Education has been awarded a $5 million federal grant to develop literacy and behavior resources and tools to help its students - especially those with disabilities.

Parents Sue Fayetteville School District Over Girls’ Sports

by Mark Friedman 7/27/2015 12:00 am

The families of three Fayetteville High School softball players have hauled the Fayetteville School District into court over allegations that the district treats the boys’ teams better than the girls’.

Three Schools Receive $3.1 Million in Grants

by Alexis Crowe 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.

Kendrea Clay Appointed General Counsel for the Arkansas Department of Education

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

Kendrea 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 Crowe 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 Crowe 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 Crowe 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.