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U.S. News & World ranks best high schools in state

posted: 04/20/2016 11:41 a.m. Comments 3

Three schools in Northwest Arkansas took the top spots in U.S. News & World Report rankings of the best high schools in the state.

Senate Democrats hold up education department funding over Kurrus departure

posted: 04/19/2016 2:03 p.m. Comments 2

Administrative funding for the Department of Education was held up in committee Tuesday by Senate Democrats upset over the decision not to renew the contract of Little Rock School District Superintendent Baker Kurrus.

Ouachita Baptist University names next president

posted: 04/07/2016 12:32 p.m. Discuss

Ouachita Baptist University on Thursday said it has named a higher-education figure with extensive leadership experience as its 16th president.

Trial in Arkansas grandparents' deaths delayed so prosecutors can ask for FBI help

posted: 03/29/2016 10:58 a.m. Discuss

CONWAY — A judge has postponed the trial of a teenager charged in the shooting deaths of an Arkansas couple so prosecutors can ask the FBI to help access an iPod and iPhone to search for evidence.

Arkansas court won't reconsider ruling on cash-only bail

posted: 03/17/2016 12:35 p.m. Comment 1

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court says it won't reconsider its ruling that defendants can be required to pay their bail in cash.

Man charged with taking gun onto Arkansas State campus wants new trial venue

posted: 03/15/2016 10:46 a.m. Comment 1

JONESBORO — The attorney for a man charged with taking a gun onto the Arkansas State University campus wants the trial moved out of Craighead County.

Board votes to remove Pulaski County, Helena school districts from state control

updated: 03/10/2016 2:06 p.m. Comments 2

The state Board of Education on Thursday voted to remove the Pulaski County Special and Helena-West Helena school districts from state control and fiscal distress.

University of the Ozarks to eliminate student fees

posted: 03/02/2016 11:17 a.m. Discuss

CLARKSVILLE — The Board of Trustees at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville has voted to eliminate some mandatory student fees and to keep the cost of tuition unchanged.

$6 million partnership for Teach for America to add 200 educators in state

posted: 01/27/2016 2:55 p.m. Comments 3

A $6 million public-private partnership announced Wednesday for Teach for America will add teachers to low-income communities in south and east Arkansas and bring the organization's instructors to Little Rock for the first time, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said.

UCA implements campus ban on indoor hoverboard use

posted: 01/19/2016 4:51 p.m. Discuss

The University of Central Arkansas, clarifying existing policy, announced on Tuesday a campuswide ban on indoor hoverboard use — a move more far-reaching than another in-state university's policy that was implemented earlier this month.

Judge approves Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District master plan

posted: 01/14/2016 2:26 p.m. Comments 2

A federal judge has approved the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District's master building plan despite objections from attorneys representing black children who said it wouldn't provide equal facilities.

North Little Rock driver facing gun, drug counts

posted: 01/01/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A 31-year-old North Little Rock man was arrested early Thursday after police found drugs, a loaded handgun and a digital scale in his black Cadillac Escalade, an arrest report said.

Man arrested after blocking park's restroom, police say

posted: 01/01/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock police arrested a man Thursday after he tried to fight anyone attempting to enter the public restroom at Riverfront Park, a police report said.

Walton Family Foundation announces $575,000 grant to Arkansas Tech

posted: 12/14/2015 11:55 a.m. Discuss

RUSSELLVILLE — Arkansas Tech University has announced a more than $575,000 grant from the Walton Family Foundation to ATU to maintain continuing education programs for school superintendents and principals across Arkansas.

$2,100 in music equipment reported stolen from Little Rock church

updated: 12/14/2015 1:29 p.m. Comments 2

A Baptist church in Little Rock reported $2,100 in musical instruments and equipment stolen in a break-in Sunday morning, according to a police report.

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