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Teresa Knapp Gordon

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 >
Frank Scott Jr. was elected mayor of Little Rock in December 2018.
Government & Politics

Little Rock Mayor Proposes Local Control Plan

Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott is proposing returning local control to the city's schools after a state plan to only grant limited authority drew complaints that the district could revert to a racially divided, "separate but equal" system. read more >
Little Rock Central High School
Government & Politics

Plan for Little Rock Schools Stokes Fears About Segregation

A plan to only grant Little Rock partial control of its schools is drawing complaints that the district may further segregate, and a push to end the local teachers union's bargaining power is stirring fears of more instability. read more >