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Billionaires, Including the Waltons, Fuel Powerful State Charter Groups

Billionaires, Including the Waltons, Fuel Powerful State Charter Groups

Billionaires are influencing state education policy by giving money to state-level charter support organizations to sustain, defend and expand the charter schools movement across the country.
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Chris McCoy Promoted to Vice Chancellor at University of Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

Chris McCoy has been named vice chancellor for finance and administration at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, effective Aug. 2.
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UA-PTC Trims Divisions, Names New Deans

University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College has pared down its six academic divisions to three and added a new administrative division. With the changes come four new deans.
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Stacy Leeds Named UA Vice Chancellor for Economic Development

Stacy Leeds, a former dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law, has been appointed vice chancellor for economic development. And Chris McCoy has been appointed vice chancellor for finance and administration.
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Arkansas Coach Van Horn Gets Contract Extension after CWS

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UA Little Rock Raised $18M in Private Funding

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Arkansas Osteopathic Colleges Line Up Students

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