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Mike Damron and Andrea Jobe of Arvest Bank in Conway
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Damron, Jobe Join Arvest in Conway (Movers & Shakers)

Mike Damron and Andrea Jobe have been hired as mortgage lenders at Arvest Bank in Conway. read more >
Little Rock School Superintendent Mike Poore: “We’ve got to be aggressive, and I hope that the community feels like that’s what’s happening in Little Rock right now.”
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Beyond COVID-19: Industries and Leaders Look to FutureLock Icon

Arkansas Business asked industry leaders to share their expectations for 2021, both before and after the coronavirus vaccine is widely available. Here’s what they said. read more >
Little Rock Regional Chamber officials Kristi Barr and James Reddish lead central Arkansas’ Next Generation Learning program.
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Next-Gen Learning: Businesses Embrace Career AcademiesLock Icon

Metro Little Rock schools have accelerated a plan to put all 13,000 public high school students in Pulaski County on career-themed paths. The effort also aims to recast public schools as magnets for central Arkansas economic development, not impediments. read more >
Government & Politics

State Board, Returning Local Control, Ends Contract with Little Rock Teachers Union

The Arkansas Board of Education strips the collective bargaining power of the Little Rock teachers' union, sparking fears of a strike even as the panel voted to return local control of the schools to a board that will be elected in November 2020. read more >
Joyce Elliott

Arkansas Schools Regularly Suspend Truant Kids Despite Ban

Five years after Arkansas banned the use of out-of-school suspension as a punishment for truancy, dozens of schools are still suspending children who repeatedly miss classes. read more >
Michael Poore  
Superintendent of the Little Rock School District
Business Services / Government & Politics

While Local Control is Key, LRSD Superintendent Michael Poore Reaches Out

Mike Poore, the Little Rock school superintendent, predicts two more years of state control of Arkansas’ largest school district. read more >
Renderings of Southwest High School, the Little Rock School District’s first new high school in 50 years, show an aerial view.
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New Little Rock Southwest High School a Point of Pride

A lot is riding on the first new high school in the Little Rock School District in more than 50 years. read more >
Little Rock high school students will get their chance to run the Central Arkansas Water Wilson Plant through a computer simulation.
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Brown Engineers Gets Grant for STEM Education

The National Science Foundation recently awarded a one-year, $225,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant to Brown Engineers LLC of Little Rock to develop a water engineering computer simulation. read more >
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Arkansas Business Presents The Influencers

Meet five leaders in business and education who are influencing their industries, their communities and the future of Arkansas. read more >
Little Rock School Superintendent Mike Poore: “We’ve got to be aggressive, and I hope that the community feels like that’s what’s happening in Little Rock right now.”
Education / Investments

The Influencers: Michael Poore of the Little Rock School District

It’s probably best to be an optimist if you want to lead the Little Rock School District. By that measure, Arkansas Education Commissioner Johnny Key made the right choice last April in selecting Mike Poore as superintendent of the state’s biggest — and long-troubled — school district. read more >
Capi Peck, owner and operator of Trio's
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Little Rock City Director-elect Capi Peck Says Politics, Restaurants Comparable

Earlier this month, Capi Peck, owner and operator of Trio's Restaurant, won her race for Ward 4 on the Little Rock Board of Directors. read more >
Michael Poore
Education / Government & Politics

LRSD Superintendent Wants Local Control to Return Next Year

The Little Rock School District is working to regain local control by July, Superintendent Mike Poore tells the Rotary Club of Little Rock. read more >
Gov. Asa Hutchinson, speaking at Hall High.
Education / Government & Politics

Asa Hutchinson Announces School Coding Competition

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces the new Governor's All-Region and All-State Coding Competition. read more >
Michael Poore
Education / Government & Politics

Michael Poore Seeks Local Control for LRSD

Little Rock School District Superintendent Michael Poore says he was hired to work collaboratively to return the LRSD to local control as quickly as possible, and he urged parents, local businesses and other stakeholders to stay engaged with education. read more >
Baker Kurrus
Education / Government & Politics

Watch Live Video of Johnny Key’s Noon News Conference on Superintendent Change

The Arkansas Department of Education has picked Bentonville's superintendent to lead the state-run Little Rock School District. read more >