Tagged: little rock school district

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.

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.

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.

#ARWX: State Employees Allowed to Report to Work Late

by Associated Press 12/9/2013 6:18 am

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe is giving state employees an additional two hours to report to work Monday while officials at Arkansas State University and with the Little Rock School District say both will be closed following winter storms in Arkansas.

Dustin McDaniel: Deal in Place to End Desegregation Lawsuit

by Associated Press 11/19/2013 1:51 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says an agreement is in place to end a decades-long desegregation lawsuit involving three Little Rock-area school districts.

LRSD, Joshua Intervenors Support Desegregation Agreement

by Associated Press 11/19/2013 7:28 am

The Little Rock School District and a group of patrons known as the Joshua Intervenors are both now on board with a planned settlement of a 30-year-old desegregation lawsuit.

Is LRSD Gambling with Funding? (AP Analysis)

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 11/18/2013 8:41 am

If Dustin McDaniel is right, the Little Rock School District could be taking a big gamble by withholding its approval of a deal that would end years of extra state payments to boost desegregation. If he is wrong, the district's gamble could be worth it.

Arkansas Lawmakers Approve Desegregation Proposal

by Associated Press 11/15/2013 12:45 pm

The Arkansas Legislative Council has approved a proposed settlement that would put an end to years of payments the state makes to boost desegregation efforts in three Little Rock-area school districts.

Arkansas, School Districts Reach Desegregation Pact

by Associated Press 11/14/2013 2:23 pm

The attorney general says the state of Arkansas and three Little Rock-area school districts have reached an agreement that would end years of special payments made to help desegregate schools.

Little Rock Schools Offer to Phase Out Desegregation Money

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/16/2013 7:14 am

A proposal by the Little Rock School District to phase out desegregation payments it receives from Arkansas is a "non-starter," Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Tuesday, because it attaches too many conditions.

Wooded Acres Sell In $1.59 Million Deal (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/30/2013 12:00 am

More than 945 acres in the Hensley area of southeast Pulaski County tipped the scales at $1.59 million.

Little Rock School District to Have Job Fair

by Associated Press 6/5/2013 7:37 am

The Little Rock School District is looking for teachers in a wide variety of subjects. The job fair runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hall of Industry on the Arkansas State Fairgrounds next to Barton Coliseum on Roosevelt Road.

Little Rock to Open Truancy Center

by Associated Press 1/7/2013 12:22 pm

Police and school officials in Little Rock are joining to open a center to combat truancy.

After Sandy Hook, Little Rock School District Reviews Security

by Associated Press 12/17/2012 11:39 am

The Little Rock School District is reviewing its security plans after the deadly school shooting in Connecticut.