Tagged: little rock school district

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.

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.

Little Rock School District Students to Participate in Job Shadowing

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 9:49 am

Seven primary sites across Pulaski County will host National Groundhog Job Shadow day on Feb. 2 in partnership with Junior Achievement Arkansas.

$6M Initiative Bringing 215 Teachers to Arkansas

by Associated Press 1/27/2016 2:56 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says $6 million is state and private funds are being used to bring more than 215 teachers to the state over the next three years.

School Crossings: New Access School Playground, Reading Day at LRSD and NLRSD

by Little Rock Family Staff 1/26/2016 12:00 am

Students at Access Schools are frolicking on a brand-new playground thanks to hundreds of hard-working volunteers who built the structure in just one day.

School Crossings: JMS Cares, Parades, Playgrounds and More!

by Blair Neel 12/17/2015 12:00 am

News, accomplishments and more from Jacksonville Middle School, Amboy Elementary, The Allen School, the Little Rock School District and Maumelle High.

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.

Arkansas Children's Hospital Puts Trainers in Little Rock High Schools

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 8/13/2015 7:02 am

When a football player at Central High School in Little Rock began to overheat at practice earlier this summer, a certified sports medicine trainer from Arkansas Children's Hospital was on the field to help him into an ice bath immediately.

Intellectual Dishonesty (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Under Associated Press style rules, most of which we have adopted at Arkansas Business, the honorific Dr. is reserved for medical doctors, dentists, veterinarians and the like — not for Ph.Ds. Therefore, we would never have called the interim superintendent of the Little Rock School District “Dr.” Dexter Suggs in the first place.

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.

Little Rock School District Hosts 3-Day Student Showcase Artistry in the Rock

by Blair Neel 4/20/2015 3:00 pm

From April 21-23, the Little Rock School District will once again host Artistry in the Rock at the Metroplex Event Center. The student showcase includes an art gallery, as well as daily performances from students in the Little Rock School District.

Forecasters Predict Snow in Central, Western Arkansas

by Associated Press 2/23/2015 7:30 am

Meteorologists predict up to three inches of snow could fall across portions of Arkansas.

That Got Their Attention (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/2/2015 12:00 am

The State Board of Education’s vote last week to take control of the Little Rock School District away from its elected board members may have disappointed some, but it shouldn’t have surprised many. As the Lakeview case taught us in the last decade, the state government ultimately has the responsibility to provide adequate and equitable educational opportunities to all Arkansas schoolchildren, and it has stepped in to manage a number of school districts when needed.

State Board Votes to Take Over Little Rock School District

by Associated Press 1/29/2015 7:25 am

The Arkansas Board of Education voted Wednesday to take control of Little Rock schools less than six months after a federal judge granted more independence to the historically embattled district and ended a quarter-century of payments to boost integration.

Arkansas Education Board to Consider Takeover of Little Rock Schools

by Associated Press 1/28/2015 7:25 am

Arkansas education officials are scheduled to decide whether to assume control of the Little Rock School District after students at some of its schools performed poorly on state benchmark exams.

Outstanding Education: All About Central Arkansas Public, Private Schools

by Metro Little Rock Staff 9/29/2014 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.

On the Border Serves $4.3M Deal (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/24/2014 12:00 am

A 1.51-acre eatery development in Sherwood tipped the scales at $4.3 million. Land for a middle school campus in west Little Rock was assembled in two deals totaling $4.2 million. And A 60,000-SF office-warehouse facility in west Little Rock shifted ownership in a $2.75 million transaction.

Achievement Gap No Surprise to Little Rock Schools Superintendent

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 1/20/2014 8:15 am

A federal judge's observation that more must be done to address an achievement gap between predominantly white and predominantly black schools in Pulaski County wasn't news to the new Little Rock School District superintendent.

History in the Making (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/20/2014 12:00 am

U.S. District Judge Price Marshall last week approved a settlement that will end the state of Arkansas’ legal obligation to make extra payments to the three school districts in Pulaski County in order to facilitate desegregation.