Education Archive

Guy-Perkins Schools Partner With Scenic Hill to Go 100% Solar

by Kyle Massey 6/4/2019 04:52 pm

Scenic Hill Solar of Little Rock is working to make the Guy-Perkins School District in Faulkner County the state's first school system fully powered by electricity from the sun.

Walmart Extends Debt-Free College Benefits to High Schoolers

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 6/4/2019 06:49 am

Walmart is extending its debt-free college benefits to high schoolers as a way to attract and retain workers in a tight labor market.

AETN Foundation Lawyers Up

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2019 12:00 am

Lawyers are talking and meetings are set in the power struggle between the Arkansas Educational Telecommunications Network and its nonprofit fundraising arm, the AETN Foundation.

Millennial Incomes: Median Hits $69,000 in 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2019 12:00 am

Median incomes of U.S. households are rising again, and “those headed by a Millennial (someone age 22 to 37) now earn more than young adult households did at nearly any time in the past 50 years,” according to the Pew Research Center.

Businessman Fears Arkansan Is Posing as a Doctor – Again

by Mark Friedman 6/3/2019 12:00 am

An Arkansas man who wore M.D. on his name tag and hung an unearned medical diploma in his office for years may be at it again five years after pleading guilty to practicing medicine without a license.

Fake It Till You Break It (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/3/2019 12:00 am

Overestimating one's own competence is not really the news here. What's new is the consistency with which other people — complete strangers, even — interpret confidence as competence.

And Now: Good News (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/3/2019 12:00 am

We have suggested to Michael Pakko, the state economic forecaster, that the volume of Movers & Shakers landing in our queue be considered an economic indicator. By that indication, Arkansas' economy is humming.

Transaction of $10.7M Flows to Chenal Creek (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/3/2019 12:00 am

An affiliate of Crow Holdings of Dallas bought the 27,718-SF retail center in west Little Rock.

AEDC Helping Companies Combat Cybercrime

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/3/2019 12:00 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission is coordinating cybersecurity assessments and providing cybersecurity training to help employers square off against cybercrime, because falling prey to it can cause them to fold or lose big bucks.

Sheila Williams Picks Up PACE Program at Baptist Health (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2019 12:00 am

Sheila Williams, who most recently served as vice president and administrator at Baptist Health Medical Center-Hot Spring County, has been named executive director of Baptist Health's PACE program in North Little Rock.

Sara Tariq Promoted to Associate Dean at UAMS (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2019 12:00 am

Dr. Sara Tariq has been named to the new position of associate dean for student affairs in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

Young, Changose Named to Asian Business Board (NEA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2019 12:00 am

Mark Young and William “Goose” Changose have joined the board of directors of the Arkansas Association of Asian Businesses.

Ember Strange to Lead UCA Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2019 12:00 am

Ember Strange has been named executive director of the University of Central Arkansas Foundation in Conway.

Aaron Gamewell Stays Vigilant Against Hackers, Lack of Planning

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2019 12:00 am

Aaron Gamewell of SBS Cybersecurity identifies four of the biggest mistakes your company might be making in your IT department.

Presenting the 40 Under 40 Class of 2019: An Annual List of Rising Stars

by Gwen Moritz 6/3/2019 12:00 am

Meet 40 impressive young business and community leaders of Arkansas who will give you confidence that our state will be in good hands for decades to some.

Arkansas Ranks High on List of Unvaccinated Kindergartners

by Associated Press 5/30/2019 01:15 pm

Of the 27 states that reported data on that group for the 2017-2018 school year, Arkansas had the highest percentage of kindergarten students enrolled without complete vaccinations and without invoking a medical, religious or philosophical exemption

Doug Voss Reappointed to ATA Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2019 02:23 pm

Doug Voss, Ph.D., professor of logistics and supply chain management at the University of Central Arkansas' College of Business, has been reappointed to the Arkansas Trucking Association Board of Directors.

Karama Neal Tabulates Successes of Southern Bancorp Community Partners

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/27/2019 12:00 am

Karama Neal, president of Southern Bancorp Community Partners, gives credit to "critical mix" that have kept her company at the forefront of public policy.

Acquisitions Alter List of 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 5/27/2019 12:00 am

The departures of five companies that were acquired in the past year made room at the bottom of the list for companies that had not made the cutoff last year — or ever. The price of entry to the list? $100 million

Reynolds Metals Mining Land Sold for $10.3M

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/27/2019 12:00 am

Mining land near Bauxite, an office building in west Little Rock and undeveloped residential land in Saline County form this week's trifecta of big real estate transactions.