Tagged: johnny key

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.

Opponents Ask Arkansas to Drop Common Core School Standards

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/23/2013 7:47 am

Opponents of a set of uniform benchmarks for reading, writing and math that have been fully adopted in most states asked Arkansas lawmakers Monday to back out of the standards, saying the plan takes away the state's control over its classrooms.

Lottery Unchanged in Session, not Scholarships

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 4/25/2013 8:08 am

No changes were made to the structure of the Arkansas Lottery this legislative session, but one is in store for college students, as lottery-funded scholarship amounts are moving to a tiered structure.

Arkansas Senate Panel Rejects Joyce Elliott's Immigrant Tuition Bill

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/10/2013 11:15 am

A proposal aimed at allowing Arkansas colleges and universities to extend in-state tuition rates to some immigrants who came to the country illegally has failed before a state Senate committee.

Senate Panel Backs Arkansas School Choice Law Rewrite

by Associated Press 3/27/2013 1:14 pm

A Senate panel has endorsed a proposal to rewrite Arkansas' school choice law after the sponsor of the measure agreed to a change that would require the Legislature to revisit the issue in two years.

Arkansas House Panel Rejects School Choice Bill

by Michael Stratford, The Associated Press 3/22/2013 8:06 am

An Arkansas House committee on Thursday rejected a proposed rewrite of the state's school choice law, as lawmakers debated whether to delay changing the law until a federal appeals court rules on its constitutionality.

Different Landscape for Tuition Bill (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/17/2013 5:22 pm

Democratic Sen. Joyce Elliott and Republican Sen. Johnny Key haven't agreed on much during the first nine weeks of this legislative session, and have split on proposals to restrict abortions in Arkansas, voter ID requirements and competing bills to rewrite the state's school choice law.

Arkansas Lawmakers Debate School Transfer Changes

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/13/2013 4:41 pm

Removing race as the main factor in deciding whether a student can transfer to another school district in Arkansas would give parents more control on educational choices for their children, one lawmaker said Wednesday, but opponents warned the idea could lead to segregation.

Bill Would Alter Arkansas Lottery Scholarship Formula

by Associated Press 2/11/2013 5:18 pm

A bill introduced in the Legislature would change the formula for lottery-funded scholarships so Arkansas students would receive more money as they advance in their studies.

Joyce Elliott Proposes Rewriting School Choice Law

by Associated Press 1/23/2013 4:58 pm

Democratic Sen. Joyce Elliott on Wednesday proposed revising the state's school choice law and establishing a new system for the state to consider student transfers between districts.

Johnny Key Proposes New School Choice Law

by Associated Press 1/16/2013 3:22 pm

The chairman of Arkansas' Senate Education Committee is proposing easing the rules on public school student transfers after a federal judge struck down the state's school choice law.