Tagged: baker kurrus

Michael Poore Seeks Local Control for LRSD

by Sarah Campbell 7/5/2016 4:15 pm

Little Rock School District Superintendent Michael Poore says he was hired to work collaboratively to return the LRSD to local control as quickly as possible, and he urged parents, local businesses and other stakeholders to stay engaged with education.

Watch Live Video of Johnny Key's Noon News Conference on Superintendent Change

by Associated Press 4/19/2016 11:47 am

The Arkansas Department of Education has picked Bentonville's superintendent to lead the state-run Little Rock School District.

School Crossings: LRSD Plans for New Middle School, PCSSD Embraces Breakfast in the Classroom Program

by Little Rock Family Staff 2/12/2016 12:00 am

Plans are already underway to open a new middle school in the fall of 2016. The west Little Rock campus will be housed in the former Leisure Arts location and will serve sixth graders in the first year with grades 7-8 opening in subsequent years.

The One-Way Test (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 11/16/2015 12:00 am

At virtually every meeting, Rotarians recite “The Four-Way Test of the Things We Think, Say or Do,” but I keep my mouth shut. I’m fine with the first two — Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? — because those are my personal and professional goals at all times. But the parts about building goodwill and friendship and being beneficial to all concerned — well, the things I’m paid to think, say and do don’t always pass those tests.

Baker Kurrus: Little Rock Schools on Detroit Path

by Mark Carter 11/3/2015 3:55 pm

Little Rock is on path to a similar fate as Detroit's low-performing public schools, Little Rock School District Superintendent Baker Kurrus warned Tuesday. But he saved some optimism for the future and challenged the community to take ownership of its schools during a speech at the Little Rock Rotary Club's weekly luncheon at the Clinton Presidential Center.

Ex-LR Schools Chief Dexter Suggs Loses Doctorate Amid Plagiarism Question

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 9/1/2015 6:59 am

An Indiana university said Monday that the former head of the Little Rock School District no longer holds a doctorate from the school, and the district said it is no longer obligated to pay ex-Superintendent Dexter Suggs under the terms of a settlement agreement.

New Little Rock Superintendent Baker Kurrus Talks Plans for District

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 6/24/2015 6:57 am

The lawyer hired to lead the school district now controlled by the state says he's cut about $12.5 million from the budget and made other changes since taking over two months ago.

Baker Kurrus Picked to Lead Little Rock School District

by Associated Press 5/6/2015 6:58 am

State education officials say attorney Baker Kurrus will be the new superintendent of the Little Rock School District. Kurrus replaces former superintendent Dexter Suggs, who resigned last month amid allegations he plagiarized sections of his 2009 doctoral dissertation.

WLR Auto Dealerships Hitting the Road from Chenal to Col. Glenn

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/9/2013 12:00 am

Two west Little Rock auto ventures are on the move after a $2.9 million land deal. The dealerships in play are Riverside Acura and Riverside Subaru, which will be headed about 4 miles southeast from their current 16100 Chenal Parkway location.