Tagged: Little Rock School District

The Influencers: Michael Poore of the Little Rock School District

The Influencers: Michael Poore of the Little Rock School District

Technology & Telecom

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)

OpinionHealth CareTechnology & Telecom

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 >

Michael Poore Seeks Local Control for LRSD

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 >

The One-Way Test (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

The One-Way Test (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionEditor's Note

At virtually every meeting, Rotarians recite “The Four-Way Test of the Things We Think, Say or Do,” but I keep my mouth shut. I’m fine with the first two — Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? — because those are my personal and professional goals at all times. But the parts about building goodwill and friendship and being beneficial to all concerned — well, the things I’m paid to think, say and do don’t always pass those tests. read more >

Baker Kurrus: Little Rock Schools on Detroit Path

Baker Kurrus: Little Rock Schools on Detroit Path

Little Rock is on path to a similar fate as Detroit's low-performing public schools, Little Rock School District Superintendent Baker Kurrus warned Tuesday. But he saved some optimism for the future and challenged the community to take ownership of its schools during a speech at the Little Rock Rotary Club's weekly luncheon at the Clinton Presidential Center. read more >

Intellectual Dishonesty (Editorial)

Intellectual Dishonesty (Editorial)

Opinion

Under Associated Press style rules, most of which we have adopted at Arkansas Business, the honorific Dr. is reserved for medical doctors, dentists, veterinarians and the like — not for Ph.Ds. Therefore, we would never have called the interim superintendent of the Little Rock School District “Dr.” Dexter Suggs in the first place. read more >

That Got Their Attention (Editorial)

That Got Their Attention (Editorial)

Opinion

The State Board of Education’s vote last week to take control of the Little Rock School District away from its elected board members may have disappointed some, but it shouldn’t have surprised many. As the Lakeview case taught us in the last decade, the state government ultimately has the responsibility to provide adequate and equitable educational opportunities to all Arkansas schoolchildren, and it has stepped in to manage a number of school districts when needed. read more >

On the Border Serves $4.3M Deal (Real Deals)

On the Border Serves $4.3M Deal (Real Deals)

Real DealsRestaurants & Food

A 1.51-acre eatery development in Sherwood tipped the scales at $4.3 million. Land for a middle school campus in west Little Rock was assembled in two deals totaling $4.2 million. And A 60,000-SF office-warehouse facility in west Little Rock shifted ownership in a $2.75 million transaction. read more >