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State board approves new location for Little Rock charter middle school

posted: 07/14/2016 3:23 p.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday approved a new location for the Little Rock Preparatory Academy’s charter middle school.

State education board overturns pair of rulings, will allow students to transfer districts

updated: 07/14/2016 3:01 p.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Education voted Thursday to allow a pair of student transfers under the state's Public School Choice Act that had earlier been denied at the district level.

Former state representative named interim leader of Higher Education Department

posted: 07/08/2016 2:19 p.m. Discuss

A former state representative who now serves as the senior associate director for academic affairs at the Arkansas Department of Higher Education has been named the agency's next interim leader while a search for a permanent replacement is found.

In talk, new LRSD superintendent outlines district's troubles, goals

posted: 07/05/2016 3:07 p.m. Discuss

Days after officially taking the title, Little Rock Superintendent Michael Poore on Tuesday outlined how the district can work to solve some of what he called its most troubling inefficiencies.

Arkansas funeral home director found not guilty of corpse abuse

updated: 06/28/2016 5:52 p.m. Discuss

A former funeral director at Arkansas Funeral Care in Jacksonville has been found not guilty of all eight counts of criminal abuse of corpses.

Outgoing Little Rock schools chief: 'We're not out of the woods yet'

updated: 06/09/2016 12:33 p.m. Comment 1

Outgoing Little Rock School District Superintendent Baker Kurrus bid a tearful goodbye Thursday after a year leading the district.

Little Rock man accused of breaking into 2 homes, 16 vehicles in 1 day

updated: 06/03/2016 5:44 p.m. Comments 2

A Little Rock man faces 20 felony and 10 misdemeanor charges after two homes and 16 vehicles were broken into Monday in Pulaski County, according to the sheriff’s office.

Arkansas State University System officials propose tuition, fee increases

posted: 05/31/2016 3:25 p.m. Discuss

The Arkansas State University System Board of Trustees on Wednesday is set to vote on tuition and fee increases at its campuses for the 2016-17 school year.

UA System board committee accepts recommendations to increase tuition, fees

posted: 05/25/2016 2:50 p.m. Comments 9

A committee of the University of Arkansas System board has accepted tuition and fee recommendations regarding each of its campuses for the 2016-17 academic year.

UCA approves tuition increase for coming year

posted: 05/23/2016 4:28 p.m. Comment 1

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas on Monday approved increases in tuition, fees and room-and-board rates for the coming fiscal year.

UA System president makes UALR chancellor pick; selection awaits final approval

posted: 05/20/2016 1:42 p.m. Discuss

University of Arkansas System President Donald R. Bobbitt on Friday recommended the appointment of a California university administrator as the next chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Outgoing Little Rock schools chief talks to state board about district

updated: 05/12/2016 12:16 p.m. Comments 3

Baker Kurrus, the outgoing superintendent of the Little Rock School District, addressed a meeting of the State Board of Education on Thursday before the board and a long list of speakers discussed a return of the district to local control.

Judge says he's siding with Arkansas in school funding case

posted: 05/11/2016 5:51 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas judge says he's siding with the state in a lawsuit that claims legislators didn't adequately fund public schools. The judge cited missteps in some areas but said he found nothing that violates the state's constitution.

State sports briefs

posted: 05/08/2016 2 a.m. Discuss

FOOTBALL ASU getting another quarterback Arkansas State has lost two scholarship quarterbacks since the end of spring practice, but it appears it has replaced one of them.

Detective: 2 who identified man on trial in slaying didn't want to be seen talking to police

updated: 05/04/2016 12:41 p.m. Comment 1

A North Little Rock police detective who investigated a deadly shooting on Christmas Eve 2014 told a court Wednesday that two women who identified the man now on trial in the killing hid so as not to be seen talking to police.

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