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Brenda Bernet

Washington County Education Reporter

Recent Stories by Brenda Bernet

New positions in Fayetteville part of focus on learning system

posted: 03/25/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- The search has begun for two executive directors to focus on curriculum and principal evaluations for the School District.

Northwest Arkansas clocks in at No. 22 for fast-growing U.S. metro areas

posted: 03/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Northwest Arkansas was the 22nd-fastest-growing metropolitan area in the country last year, according to population estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Fencing varies among school playgrounds in Northwest Arkansas

posted: 03/19/2017 1 a.m. Comment 1

Fayetteville School District plans to upgrade fences at all elementary schools over the next few weeks, starting with Vandergriff Elementary School.

Vandergriff families remember Fayetteville first-grader

posted: 03/17/2017 1:08 a.m. Discuss

Adron Benton loved bubbles and balloons. His favorite color was blue.

Fayetteville School District response continues following Vandergriff tragedy

posted: 03/15/2017 1:10 a.m. Discuss

School District officials are auditing all campuses to determine where additional fencing is needed following last week's death of a first-grader, the superintendent said Tuesday.

School Board OKs purchase of Springdale building for TV program

posted: 03/15/2017 1:05 a.m. Discuss

The School Board on Tuesday voted to move forward with buying a building owned by one of its members for $770,000.

Three Northwest Arkansas schools celebrate Diamond status

posted: 03/14/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Three Northwest Arkansas schools are among the newest Diamond Schools to Watch based on academic excellence, developmental responsibility to students and social equity.

Vandergriff to add playground fence; boy identified

posted: 03/11/2017 1:07 a.m. Comments 3

The School District plans on installing a fence around the Vandergriff Elementary School playground following the death of 6-year-old Adron Benton earlier this week, according to a letter sent by Elli Ledzinski, Vandergriff PTO president, to families with children at the school.

Arkansas elementary school student who died after being found in pool identified

posted: 03/10/2017 4:08 p.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE — Adron Benton has been identified as the 6-year-old Vandergriff Elementary boy who went missing from the school's playground Tuesday afternoon.

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