Tagged: pulaski county special school district

School Crossings: NLR Gets Piano from Barry Manilow & More School News

by Blair Neel 5/16/2016 12:00 am

In April, the North Little Rock School District got a donation from an unlikely source—Barry Manilow! As part of the Manilow Music Project, the singer-songwriter donated a Yamaha piano to the school to help launch a music instrument drive.

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.

Meet Little Rock Family's Third Annual 'Amazing Educators'

by Stephanie Jackson 1/12/2016 12:00 am

Little Rock Family is proud to present our third annual class of Amazing Educators, presented by McDonald’s and sponsored by Delta Dental. With help from our sponsors, we awarded four impressive teachers in central Arkansas who work hard every day to inspire their students to learn, reach goals and dream. They spark imaginations, see future potential, give hope and tirelessly encourage.

Brilliant Beginnings: 7 Early Childhood Education and Preschool Programs in Central Arkansas

by Little Rock Family Staff 9/3/2015 12:00 am

A Little Rock Family special section highlighting early childhood education in central Arkansas.

PCSSD Opposed to New Districts Forming In Its Boundaries

by Associated Press 7/15/2015 2:22 pm

Lawyers for the Pulaski County Special School District say it doesn't support any more school districts being carved out of its boundaries.

Jacksonville Schools Wants To Be Party in Desegregation Case

by Lance Turner 4/20/2015 7:05 am

A federal judge says he needs more information before deciding whether the new Jacksonville School District can be a party to a decades-old desegregation case involving the Pulaski County Special School District.

Officials Say Special Education Unitary in Arkansas District

by Associated Press 12/15/2014 3:49 pm

Attorneys in a longstanding Arkansas school desegregation case have filed a motion agreeing that special education in the Pulaski County Special School District is "unitary," or substantially desegregated.

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.

Leaders Say New School District Will Boost Businesses in Jacksonville

by Lee Hogan 9/17/2014 10:44 am

More than 94 percent voted Tuesday for Jacksonville to separate from the Pulaski County Special School District and create its own school district. Leaders expect the move to provide a big boost for business in the city.

Brilliant Beginnings: The Essentials of Early Childhood Education Programs in Central Arkansas

by Little Rock Family Staff 9/15/2014 12:00 am

Geania B. Dickey, Program Coordinator for Arkansas State University Childhood Services, explains why an early childhood education is essential and what parents can look for when choosing a program.

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.

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.

Education Board Keeps Control of Helena-West Helena, Pulaski County Districts

by Associated Press 5/14/2013 7:24 am

The Arkansas Education Board agreed Monday to let two southwest Arkansas school districts merge and voted to keep two other districts under state control due to fiscal problems.

With Hostess Gone, Rogers Company Sees Bread Sales Rise

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/3/2012 12:00 am

The sudden shutdown of the Hostess Brands baking plant in Memphis has created a bonanza of sorts for Harris Baking Co. of Rogers.

Super Bowl Winner Keith Jackson Gives Back With P.A.R.K.

by Amanda Hoelzeman 7/23/2012 12:00 am

Founded by Jackson in 1993, P.A.R.K. is an after-school and summer program in Little Rock whose mission is to provide students who are at risk of dropping out of school the opportunity to further their education by completing high school and attending college. The program provides tutoring, recreation, community service and summer programs to “high risk” students who enter the program as rising eighth-graders and graduate from it five years later, coinciding with high school graduation.

After Bottoming Out, Pulaski County Programs Begin to Resurface

by Jim Harris 7/11/2011 12:00 am

While granting that his district has become more of a basketball district in recent years – three LRSD athletes signed Division I basketball scholarships in the most recent class – LRSD athletic director Johnny Johnson can see improvement coming.