Tagged: Little Rock School District

Beyond COVID-19: Industries and Leaders Look to Future

Beyond COVID-19: Industries and Leaders Look to Future

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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 >

Education’s COVID Generation (Jay Barth Commentary)

Education’s COVID Generation (Jay Barth Commentary)

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A “COVID Generation” — portending reduced achievement and growing inequities — will define the period between now and the mid-2030s. Policy leaders must confront this generational reality in guiding strategic education policy. read more >

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 >