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$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.

Stuttgart English teacher named state Teacher of the Year

posted: 12/07/2015 3:49 p.m. Discuss

STUTTGART — Stuttgart High School English teacher Meghan Ables is the 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year.

Arkansas State's Beebe campus hires new chancellor

posted: 12/03/2015 12:43 p.m. Discuss

The Arkansas State University System announced Thursday the hiring of a new chancellor at its campus in Beebe to replace the top administrator, who is retiring after 21 years.

Bail set at $1 million for woman charged in stabbing death

posted: 11/30/2015 10:53 a.m. Comments 2

A woman charged in the stabbing death of a Little Rock man had bail set at $1 million in her first appearance in a Little Rock district court Monday morning.

University of Arkansas rededicating hall to honor Gearhart

posted: 11/18/2015 3:26 p.m. Comments 3

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas plans to rename a campus hall to honor the school's retired chancellor, G. David Gearhart.

Kurrus presents progress report on Little Rock School District

updated: 11/12/2015 12:47 p.m. Comments 2

Little Rock School District Superintendent Baker Kurrus presented an academic progress report on his district during Thursday's state Board of Education meeting, emphasizing that administrators are "intervening systematically."

Police: Kids were in car while man, woman smoked marijuana

posted: 11/11/2015 8:39 a.m. Discuss

Two toddlers were found in the backseat of a car during a North Little Rock traffic stop that led to a drug arrest Tuesday, police said.

Little Rock man charged in thefts at hotel

posted: 11/11/2015 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

A Little Rock man was arrested in connection with a single car theft in Little Rock's River Market District after three vehicles have been reported stolen from the area in recent days.

Man found guilty of murder in fatal shooting of teen prankster

updated: 11/04/2015 12:24 p.m. Comments 4

A 50-year-old Little Rock man who opened fire outside his home and killed a 15-year-old prankster has been found guilty on all counts.

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