Tagged: Little Rock School District

Next-Gen Learning: Businesses Embrace Career Academies

Next-Gen Learning: Businesses Embrace Career Academies

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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 >

Little Rock Mayor Proposes Local Control Plan

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 >

SPP Teams With Little Rock Schools in STEM ‘Pipeline’

SPP Teams With Little Rock Schools in STEM ‘Pipeline’

Southwest Power Pool, the regional electric grid operator based in Little Rock, has partnered with the Little Rock School District in sponsoring programs to promote STEM education starting in elementary school and continuing on paths toward technical careers in Arkansas. read more >

Brown Engineers Gets Grant for STEM Education

Brown Engineers Gets Grant for STEM Education

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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 >

The Influencers: Michael Poore of the Little Rock School District

The Influencers: Michael Poore of the Little Rock School District

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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 >

Connecting Students With Careers (Editorial)

Connecting Students With Careers (Editorial)

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The Little Rock School District announced an initiative to expose high school students to different careers by adding classes in the fields of health care, technology, teaching and construction. read more >