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Brenda Bernet

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New superintendent pushes back approval of five-year plan for Fayetteville schools

posted: 07/30/2016 1:06 a.m. Discuss

Superintendent Matthew Wendt wants to give his leadership team more time to study proposals included in a five-year comprehensive plan before it goes to the School Board for approval.

New Fayetteville school chief settling in

posted: 07/24/2016 3:56 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- The new superintendent of the Fayetteville School District wants to develop a stronger partnership with the University of Arkansas.

Wendt begins new role as Fayetteville superintendent

posted: 07/24/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Matthew Wendt's 11th year as a superintendent falls at the same time he is beginning a new job as the School District's 11th superintendent.

Bentonville board in initial talks on building next schools

posted: 07/23/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

BENTONVILLE -- Student growth continues to demand the School Board's attention, even as the School District prepares to open its second high school next month and its 11th elementary and fifth middle school next school year.

PHOTOS: Two Springdale schools near completion

posted: 07/20/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- Work crews are busy putting finishing touches on two campuses opening for students in less than a month.

Bentonville School Board approves fundraising campaign for West stadium expansion

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

BENTONVILLE -- Bentonville athletics staff plan to begin a campaign to raise at least $6 million to build bleachers, concessions and restrooms for varsity football games at the new West High School stadium.

ACT Aspire results show poverty continues to challenge Benton, Washington districts

posted: 07/18/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Results of the new ACT Aspire continue to show an achievement gap between schools with high poverty and low poverty.

Bentonville district hires new superintendent

posted: 07/16/2016 2:28 a.m. Discuss

BENTONVILLE -- Debbie Jones -- a former state Department of Education high-level official -- has been named Bentonville School District superintendent.

Open school board seats in Decatur, Gentry and Greenland fail to draw candidates

posted: 07/16/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Superintendent Randy Barrett was surprised when no one filed by Tuesday's deadline to run for an opening on Gentry's School Board.

Arkansas Board of Education approves Haas Hall expansion in Springdale

posted: 07/14/2016 5:02 p.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Education voted 6-2 Thursday afternoon to approve a license for Haas Hall to open a third campus in August 2017 inside the Jones Center in Springdale.

Contested school board races set in Bentonville, Farmington, Fayetteville, Rogers

posted: 07/13/2016 1:03 a.m. Discuss

Twenty-five candidates filed to run for 17 positions in 12 Benton and Washington county school districts.

Bentonville School Board chooses interim Debbie Jones as superintendent

posted: 07/12/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

BENTONVILLE -- Debbie Jones will remove interim from her title after being named the School Board's unanimous choice as superintendent.

Educators focus on plans for teaching every child

posted: 07/03/2016 1:10 a.m. Discuss

Teachers and principals in Northwest Arkansas are working this summer to improve plans for responding to academic and behavioral needs of every student.

VIDEO: Mobile libraries connect schools with families

posted: 07/01/2016 1:05 a.m. Discuss

It was a quiet morning at Holcombe Street Apartments when the yellow bus housing the Lee Elementary School mobile library pulled into the parking lot Thursday.

Area draws young demographic

posted: 06/24/2016 1:13 a.m. Discuss

A young demographic makes up a key part of the Northwest Arkansas population, according to new data from U.S. Census Bureau.

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