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Education Savings Accounts Bill Draws Skepticism from Superintendents, Governor

by Ibby Caputo, Arkansas Nonprofit News Network 1/26/2017 11:44 am

A bill that would establish education savings accounts in Arkansas is breaking new ground in school choice legislation, according to its sponsor. But critics say it could pose major fiscal problems for Arkansas if passed in its current form.

The Moral of ‘Jurassic Park’ (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/23/2015 12:00 am

Taking a breather from making the most permanent kind of state law is a spectacular idea. And it suggests the kind of institutional maturity that we had begun to despair of. Deliberative bodies should be very deliberate.

Bruce Cozart Pulls Nonprofit School District Proposal

by Associated Press 3/18/2015 6:52 am

A proposal to allow private nonprofits to take control of failing Arkansas school districts endorsed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson has been pulled by its sponsor.

Hutchinson Signs Bill That Could Protect Rural Schools from Consolidation

by Associated Press 3/12/2015 6:59 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday signed a measure that could protect rural school districts from consolidation through a decade-old bill designed to ensure equal funding across the state.

Lake View Case's Shadow Shrinks (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/9/2015 6:57 am

By allowing school districts to avoid being merged with their neighbors when they fall below the state's minimum enrollment, the Arkansas Legislature signaled that the shadow of a long-running education funding case no longer looms large.

Arkansas Homebuilders Get Their Way on Energy Code

by Mark Friedman 2/10/2014 12:00 am

In the fight between the Arkansas Homebuilders Association and energy auditors over updating the Arkansas Energy Code, the first round went to the homebuilders.

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