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Brenda Bernet


Northwest Reporter

Recent Stories by Brenda Bernet

Mansfield schools win $160,000 to boost pupil fitness, nutrition

posted: 04/20/2014 3:54 a.m. Discuss

Second-grade teacher Barb Root first thought that beginning the school day with exercise in the Tiger Den gymnasium at Mansfield Elementary School would result in hyper children and chaotic mornings.

Dad says no state tests for his son

posted: 04/12/2014 3:12 a.m. Comment 1

A Fayetteville father who teaches in the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas kept his fourth-grade son out of school during Benchmark testing this week.

Schools altering when kids learn advanced math

posted: 04/07/2014 3:51 a.m. Discuss

Some school districts are adjusting the sequence in which they offer math courses to their highest achievers because of changes under the new Common Core State Standards for middle school and high school students.

After 9 years, adventure over for one Flat Stanley

posted: 04/05/2014 3:11 a.m. Discuss

Huntsville High School senior Alan Orduna remembers how much he liked the colors orange and blue when he colored a paper Flat Stanley as a third-grader in Luella Wood’s class in Huntsville.

District seeks new school chief

posted: 04/02/2014 4:49 a.m. Discuss

Huntsville School District officials plan to hire a new superintendent for the 2014-15 school year, with the current superintendent stepping into an assistant superintendent role until he retires.

Census: NW up by most in state

posted: 03/27/2014 5:06 a.m. Discuss

Northwest Arkansas continued to lead in population growth among the state’s metropolitan statistical areas, followed by the Jonesboro and Little Rock areas, according to new estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Literacy guidelines alter classes

posted: 03/25/2014 3:49 a.m. Discuss

New state literacy standards require that students read more nonfiction, but despite some fears, the change does not push fiction out of the classroom, a teacher-trainer from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville said.

3 schools set to issue computers

posted: 03/18/2014 3:50 a.m. Discuss

Two elementary schools and one junior high school in Fort Smith will begin issuing computers this fall for students to take home.

To make up snow days, 23 districts scrap break

posted: 03/17/2014 3:48 a.m. Discuss

Students’ only nonweekend day off from school in Green Forest this spring will be Memorial Day, Green Forest Superintendent Matt Summers said.

Legislators hear snow-day pleas

posted: 03/11/2014 6 a.m. Discuss

State legislators on Monday expressed interest in exploring different ideas during the 2015 session about how school districts make up for snow days, but in the meantime they praised West Fork School District for its plans to make up nearly all 21 days it has missed.


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