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Arkansas Board of Education Selects Tony Wood As Commissioner

by Associated Press 6/12/2014 2:37 pm

The Arkansas Board of Education has voted to hire Tony Wood as the new top official overseeing the state's public schools.

Report: More Arkansas Schools Than Last Year Rated 'Needs Improvement'

by Associated Press 11/5/2013 4:37 pm

Arkansas public schools have gotten their grades in an annual accountability report, but the state education commissioner says parents need to look deeper into the statistics to get an idea how a school is doing.

4 Arkansas Schools Receive National Honors

by Associated Press 9/24/2013 1:16 pm

The Arkansas Board of Education says four elementary schools across the state have been selected as 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

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.

State Takes Over Mineral Springs School District

by Associated Press 5/16/2013 3:42 pm

Arkansas has taken over the financially struggling Mineral Springs School District, dissolving the southwest Arkansas district's school board.

Tom Kimbrell, Education Groups Line Up to Oppose Charter Legislation

by Associated Press 1/30/2013 2:54 pm

The state's top schools official and a coalition of education advocates are urging Arkansas lawmakers to reject legislation that would create an independent state commission to consider charter school applications.

Kindergarten Instructor Alexia Weimer Named Arkansas Teacher of Year

by Associated Press 11/26/2012 10:04 am

Alexia Weimer will receive a $15,000 check from the Walton Family Foundation. She'll also receive a year of paid leave to serve as a non-voting member of the Arkansas State Board of Education.

Education Department: Most Arkansas Schools Need Improvement

by Associated Press 11/19/2012 5:14 pm

Only a third of Arkansas' schools are considered "exemplary" or "achieving" while most need improvement under a new system of measuring accountability, education officials said Monday.