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School aims for transformation

posted: 07/04/2015 4:09 a.m. Comments 2

Little Rock’s Baseline Elementary School — labeled as an “academically distressed” school because of years of low pupil test scores on state exams — started this summer as the proverbial blank canvas.

Benton man charged in 16 burglaries

posted: 07/03/2015 12:21 p.m. Discuss

Benton police said Friday that they have arrested a man suspected in 16 burglaries and other property crimes.

3 appointed to state Board of Education

posted: 07/03/2015 4:12 a.m. Comments 4

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday appointed three new members to the Arkansas Board of Education, his first appointees to the nine-member board that oversees the state's public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools.

SAU president retires, gains 'emeritus' title

posted: 07/03/2015 3:01 a.m. Discuss

After 45 years of service to Southern Arkansas University, President David Rankin retired Tuesday from overseeing the day-to-day operations of the university.

Mid-South college enters ASU system

posted: 07/03/2015 2:47 a.m. Discuss

Mid-South Community College officially became the newest member of the ASU System -- Arkansas State University Mid-South -- on Thursday after approval by the Higher Learning Commission, System President Chuck Welch announced in a news release.

Hutchinson appoints 3 to Education Board

posted: 07/02/2015 3:39 p.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced three new appointees to vacant positions on the Arkansas Board of Education.

Mid-South officially part of ASU System

posted: 07/02/2015 10:52 a.m. Discuss

WEST MEMPHIS — Mid-South Community College in West Memphis is now a part of the Arkansas State University System and is now known as Arkansas State University Mid-South.

UA interim vice provost selected

posted: 06/26/2015 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A vice chancellor overseeing diversity and community programs will take over in an interim role as the top student-affairs officer at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, the university announced Thursday.

UAMS seeks girls for study

posted: 06/26/2015 4:27 a.m. Discuss

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is recruiting 240 girls for a medical study.

SAU to plant tree in honor of new president

posted: 06/26/2015 4:26 a.m. Discuss

Southern Arkansas University officials will hold a ceremonial tree planting in honor of incoming President Trey Berry on Wednesday.

$400,000 grant to aid Lyme study

posted: 06/26/2015 3:58 a.m. Discuss

A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences assistant professor has received a two-year grant to study the genetics of Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease.

Clay named Department of Education's general counsel

posted: 06/23/2015 4:36 p.m. Discuss

Kendra Clay has been hired as the new Arkansas Department of Education's general counsel, Education Commissioner Johnny Key announced Tuesday.

Hutchinson talks testing, Europe trip at Rotary Club

posted: 06/23/2015 2:11 p.m. Comment 1

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday spoke to the Rotary Club of Little Rock and touched on topics including student assessments and his recent economic development trip to Europe.

Kurrus details changes, asks for support

posted: 06/23/2015 2:01 p.m. Comment 1

The new superintendent of the Little Rock School District on Tuesday likened the organization before he took over last month to a shut-down morgue or a paddle boat being rowed in different directions at the same time.

Jonesboro boys accused of killing kitten

posted: 06/23/2015 10:33 a.m. Comments 2

JONESBORO — Two Arkansas boys are accused of mutilating and killing a kitten after one of them told a neighbor.

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