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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.

Arkansas Names Finalists for State's Teacher of the Year

by Associated Press 9/17/2015 2:15 pm

Educators from Stuttgart, Nashville, Hot Springs and Siloam Springs are this year's finalists for the Arkansas Teacher of the Year award.

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.

Panel Buys Governor Time on Common Core Debate (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/2/2015 1:08 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he wanted his Common Core task force to come up with an "Arkansas solution" as it waded into the debate over standards that have come under fire from many conservatives. Instead of solving a problem, the panel just bought him more time.

Three Schools Receive $3.1 Million in Grants

by Alexis Hosticka 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.

Kendra Clay Appointed General Counsel for the Arkansas Department of Education

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

Kendra Clay will replace Jeremy Lasiter as the new general counsel for the Arkansas Department of Education beginning July 1.

Asa Hutchinson Tells Education Department to Drop PARCC

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/23/2015 6:57 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson tells education officials to drop Arkansas' involvement in a standardized test linked to the controversial Common Core standards.

Arkansas to Pull Out of PARCC, Use ACT for Standard Tests

by Allen Reed, The Associated Press 6/8/2015 2:11 pm

Arkansas will change its provider of standardized tests, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Monday, the first shake up from an ongoing review of whether to retain Common Core education standards.

Johnny Key, Randy Zook to Speak at Educators Symposium

by Alexis Hosticka 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.

Arkansas Department of Education Appoints New Deputy Commissioner

by Alexis Hosticka 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.

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.

Dexter Suggs Resigns From LRSD Amid Plagiarism Allegations

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/21/2015 9:37 am

Little Rock School District interim Superintendent Dexter Suggs has resigned from the district, the state Department of Education said Tuesday.

Johnny Key Named Arkansas Education Commissioner

by Associated Press 3/25/2015 3:01 pm

Former Arkansas state Sen. Johnny Key has been named commissioner of the Arkansas Department of Education.

Arkansas Senate OKs Easing Rules for Education Commissioner

by Associated Press 3/12/2015 7:00 am

The Arkansas Senate has voted to reduce the qualifications needed in a state education commissioner. Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants the change so a former state senator he wants for the job can hold it.

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.

Asa Hutchinson Taps Johnny Key as Next Education Commissioner

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/2/2015 2:15 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson nominates former state Sen. Johnny Key to serve as the new Commissioner of Education and the administrative head of the Arkansas Department of Education.

Donald Bobbitt Names Johnny Key to University Relations Post for UA System

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/7/2014 4:48 pm

University of Arkansas System President Donald R. Bobbitt names state Sen. Johnny Key associate vice president for university relations for the UA System.

32 Apply for UA Lobbyist Position, Including Mark Darr

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 2/26/2014 8:19 am

More than 30 people have applied for a position as a lobbyist for the University of Arkansas, a job designed to influence policy to benefit the school's flagship campus in Fayetteville.

Quick Legislative Session Sets Stage for Future Fights (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/20/2013 9:24 am

It took a little more than 33 hours for Arkansas lawmakers to breeze through a marathon special session called to address rising teacher health insurance rates. But the ongoing fights from the session may linger for years.

Arkansas Lawmakers Consider Plans to Shore Up Teacher Insurance

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/11/2013 3:59 pm

Teacher insurance premiums would increase by only 10 percent by the state tapping $43 million of surplus money this year and redirecting existing state funds in subsequent years under a plan distributed to the House and Senate on Friday.