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Brenda Bernet

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Leave policy proposals generate more debate for Fayetteville School Board

posted: 05/27/2016 1:05 a.m. Discuss

School Board members saw new options to consider for changing the district's leave policy, a proposal that generated more heated discussion Thursday night because it reduces the number of personal days for teachers.

Fayetteville assistant principals to stay put

posted: 05/25/2016 1:09 a.m. Discuss

Assistant principals set to move campuses in the fall instead will remain where they are, following Superintendent Paul Hewitt's decision to cancel the transfers.

McNair fifth-grader gives money from bakery to charity, scholarship

posted: 05/24/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- At 9, she asked for a KitchenAid mixer, like the ones chefs used on the Food Network.

Parents seek to delay shift in personnel

posted: 05/22/2016 1:06 a.m. Discuss

More than 450 people have signed an online petition requesting School District administrators delay a decision to move most middle and elementary assistant principals to different campuses.

Fayetteville schools one step closer to five-year plan

posted: 05/19/2016 1:07 a.m. Discuss

What started as an outline for the School District's agenda for the next five years is looking more like a detailed plan for "ensuring all students succeed in a highly competitive and rapidly changing global society."

Schools prepare for graduations

posted: 05/19/2016 1:07 a.m. Discuss

More than 4,000 seniors from nine high schools will don caps and gowns at graduation ceremonies in Bud Walton Arena and Barnhill Arena over the next three days.

Academic All-Stars shoot for top schools at home and far away

posted: 05/15/2016 1:10 a.m. Discuss

Among 10 students who represent the best and brightest in Northwest Arkansas, two will attend Ivy League universities this fall. Others are leaving for schools in Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas and Iowa.

State mock-trial champs seek U.S. title

posted: 05/14/2016 5:59 a.m. Discuss

With the mock trial team headed to its first national contest, Fayetteville attorney Cliff Plunkett offered some tough last-minute critiques.

Fayetteville board hears proposal on salaries, career education

posted: 05/13/2016 1:05 a.m. Discuss

School Board members listened to a proposal to adjust salary schedules and an update on career education programs for high school students during a Thursday workshop at Fayetteville High School.

Springdale School District hiring Department of Education's attorney

posted: 05/11/2016 1:08 a.m. Discuss

An attorney for the Arkansas Department of Education will join the School District in July as a new administrator.

Fayetteville assistant principals to change campuses

posted: 05/09/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Allison Houston remembers standing inside Butterfield Trail Elementary School when she knew she wanted to switch from being a junior high assistant principal to an elementary assistant principal.

ALLPS students celebrate end of high school

posted: 05/07/2016 1:09 a.m. Discuss

The student worked harder than he did, her history teacher said Friday. She took initiative and spent too many hours in his classroom working on a project that won a third-place prize in a state History Day competition.

Superintendents approve guidelines for quality career programs

posted: 05/06/2016 1:09 a.m. Discuss

Educators put what they learned from trips to career-focused schools around the country into a set of guidelines for quality career programs.

Vandergriff students to raise money for animals in Fayetteville

posted: 05/04/2016 1:08 a.m. Discuss

Vandergriff Elementary School teacher Sherri Wheeler and her chocolate Labrador Charlie Brown had a tradition every last day of school.

FDR great-granddaughter speaks about human rights at Fayetteville school

posted: 04/30/2016 5:55 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Julianna Roosevelt remembers her great-grandmother Eleanor Roosevelt as a woman who left cookies by her bed when she visited and read aloud stories by Rudyard Kipling and Shakespeare.

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