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Brenda Bernet

Washington County Education Reporter

Recent Stories by Brenda Bernet

Prairie Grove sophomore Roy McKenzie earns 36 on ACT

posted: 01/31/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

PRAIRIE GROVE -- A sophomore from Prairie Grove High School has earned the top score on the ACT.

Fayetteville High School students plan improvements for Happy Hollow pond

posted: 01/31/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Chris Drake looks forward to taking his Happy Hollow classes to a large pond behind the school for writing assignments, science projects and to learn how to fish and kayak.

Fayetteville High School greets incoming Ramay, Woodland eighth-graders

posted: 01/28/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Eighth-graders from Ramay and Woodland junior high schools exited buses in front of Fayetteville High School on Tuesday morning and found an inflated purple and gray Bulldog-shaped tunnel awaiting their arrival.

School officials await clarification of dyslexia law

posted: 01/25/2015 1:35 a.m. Discuss

School administrators across Northwest Arkansas have asked legislators to clarify a law requiring early identification and services for children with symptoms of dyslexia.

Springdale Superintendent Jim Rollins asks for community involvement in schools

posted: 01/23/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

ROGERS -- Springdale Superintendent Jim Rollins urged business professionals to consider how to participate in the education of children in Northwest Arkansas.

For education co-op's longtime chief, time to retire

posted: 01/21/2015 3:23 a.m. Discuss

Guy Fenter still remembers when a group of superintendents wanted a regional career center to provide more options for high school students nearing graduation.

Arkansas 36th in education ranking

posted: 01/21/2015 3:23 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas ranked 36th among 50 states in a national report card on education that two years ago listed Arkansas as fifth in the nation.

Springdale superintendent attends State of the Union address in Washington

posted: 01/21/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- Jim Rollins, Springdale schools superintendent, was U.S. Rep. Steve Womack's guest Tuesday night at the president's State of the Union address.

Montessori charter prepares for August opening

posted: 01/19/2015 1:02 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- A new public Montessori charter school set to open in Springdale in August already has received applications equal to half of its enrollment for next school year.

Springdale Har-Ber's O'Brien aces ACT

posted: 01/17/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- Har-Ber High School senior Alex O'Brien was one point shy of the top score on the ACT when he took the exam for college-bound students as a sophomore.

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