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District’s safety-job choice set

posted: 07/27/2015 4:44 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock School District leaders are recommending Ronald Self for the job of director of the district’s 125-person safety and security department.

School news

posted: 07/26/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Students from Northwest Arkansas are among the 14 outstanding high school seniors chosen to enter the University of Arkansas Honors College Path Program this fall.

Private school Waltons’ aim in Bentonville

posted: 07/24/2015 5:57 a.m. Comment 1

The Walton Family Foundation announced Thursday that it is developing a plan for a private school that will serve students at the middle and high school levels.

Plan to focus on LR student gains, chief tells panel

posted: 07/24/2015 4:23 a.m. Discuss

The state-controlled Little Rock School District will use a process at its schools of setting goals, teaching, testing and then reteaching in an effort to affect every student every day, Superintendent Baker Kurrus said Thursday.

School-funding challenge's trial reset to February

posted: 07/24/2015 4:16 a.m. Discuss

A trial with the potential to reshape education financing in Arkansas has been rescheduled on the promise Thursday by the attorney general's office to provide information sought by the plaintiff about changes to the funding laws.

Chief settles in at Jessieville schools

posted: 07/24/2015 4:14 a.m. Discuss

Ralph Carter, the new superintendent of the Jessieville School District in Garland County, has had a smooth transition into his new position.

LR housing director pleads innocent; warrant recalled, trial set

posted: 07/23/2015 9 a.m. Discuss

The executive director of Little Rock's Metropolitan Housing Alliance entered an innocent plea Thursday in his appeal of a lower court's ruling that he negligently violated the state's Freedom of Information Act.

Police: 5 dead in Oklahoma; 2 teens taken into custody

posted: 07/23/2015 6:39 a.m. Discuss

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — Police in eastern Oklahoma say five people have been found dead and two teenagers were taken into custody.

Parolee arrested in string of LR robberies

posted: 07/22/2015 10:18 a.m. Comments 19

A parole absconder suspected in multiple recent holdups of individuals in Little Rock faces 13 counts of aggravated robbery and four counts of kidnapping.

9 colleges to share $2 million for student support

posted: 07/22/2015 9:56 a.m. Comment 1

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas congressional delegation has announced that 9 colleges in the state will share $2 million for student support services programs.

$2.6M to ramp up nurse training

posted: 07/21/2015 4:45 a.m. Discuss

About $2.6 million in federal grant money over the next three years will help the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville increase the number of trained nurse practitioners, professors at the two universities said.

Third suspect arrested in security guard’s killing

posted: 07/17/2015 10:54 p.m. Discuss

U.S. marshals and Little Rock police have arrested a third suspect in the slaying of a 68-year-old security guard in his home July 8, police said Friday night.

NLR schools suspend registration after computer crash

posted: 07/17/2015 3:53 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock School District leaders decided Thursday night to temporarily suspend the mandatory citywide student registration period that was scheduled for early next week at North Little Rock Middle School.

Education law's renewal cheers Springdale schools chief

posted: 07/17/2015 3:06 a.m. Discuss

The renewal of a major piece of federal education law this month is of historic significance, Springdale Superintendent Jim Rollins said.

PCSSD responds to questions in desegregation suit

posted: 07/15/2015 2:37 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — Lawyers for the Pulaski County Special School District say it doesn't support any more school districts being carved out of its boundaries.

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