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Brenda Bernet

Washington County Education Reporter

Recent Stories by Brenda Bernet

Literacy sessions benefit families

posted: 05/23/2015 3:05 a.m. Discuss

Evangelina Arauja Martinez smiled Friday as she walked across the stage in the Performing Arts Center at Springdale High School to receive her certificate of participation from the school district's Family Literacy Program.

Fayetteville's Asbell pupils hear nutrition lesson in PE

posted: 05/21/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Samantha Galindo, 8, arrived with a paper cutout of a soda to place on a poster-sized plate during a simulated "grocery shopping" relay in her physical education class, but the soda did not meet the nutrition requirements of a healthy plate.

Students from U.S., foreign countries meet in Fayetteville for science, technology contest

posted: 05/16/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- On one side of the Arkansas Union, student teams tested skills of robots they built out of blocks and a programmable controller. On the other side, they shared solutions for finding a better way to help someone learn.

Springdale eighth-graders talk politics with Womack

posted: 02/19/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- Teenagers need to understand issues facing Congress today, 3rd District U.S. Rep. Steve Womack said after meeting 15 eighth-graders from the School of Innovation, housed at the Jones Center.

14-year-old earns top ACT score

posted: 02/16/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Ryan Kim didn’t want to put off taking the ACT until the end of his high school education.

14-year-old Fayetteville sophomore earns top ACT score

posted: 02/15/2015 11:09 p.m. Comment 1

Ryan Kim didn't want to put off taking the ACT until the end of his high school education.

Technology tops wish lists for Benton, Washington county schools rewarded by state

posted: 02/14/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Laptops and electronic tablets lead the list of purchases for Northwest Arkansas schools awarded money in November by the Arkansas Department of Education.

Humanist group defends Fayetteville student's right to opt out of Pledge of Allegiance

posted: 02/13/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- The city's school superintendent said the district will educate its staff members about students' right to abstain from the Pledge of Allegiance after a Washington organization contacted the district about a teacher who punished a student for remaining seated during the pledge.

Superintendents from Benton, Madison and Washington counties sign statement opposing PARCC delay

posted: 02/12/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Superintendents from 16 school districts in Benton, Madison and Washington counties oppose a bill to delay a new series of annual tests aligned with the Common Core standards.

Springdale School Board hears construction update

posted: 02/11/2015 1 a.m. Comment 1

SPRINGDALE -- Construction of a long-sought northern bypass of the city will put a four-lane divided roadway close to Shaw Elementary School, a school district administrator reported Tuesday.

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