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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.

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.





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