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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.

Educators think outside the box

posted: 02/09/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

A handful of principals hope to take a different approach to teaching children and teenagers.

ALLPS, Sonora Middle among five seeking school of innovation status

posted: 02/08/2015 11:07 p.m. Discuss

A handful of principals hope to take a different approach to teaching children and teenagers.

Fayetteville chamber committee hears about career education

posted: 02/07/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Superintendents from four school districts discussed Friday recent projects designed to prepare students for both college and careers.

Fayetteville Public Education Foundation awards $103K to 19 teachers

posted: 02/06/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Teachers from the Fayetteville School District will buy a dog mannequin, sewing machines and tools for projects designed to help students learn through experience.

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.

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