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Brenda Bernet

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Fayetteville School Board adopts new budget

posted: 08/28/2015 12:41 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Expenses for the School District are expected to total $121.4 million for the 2015-16 school year.

Three candidates seek seat on Fayetteville School Board

posted: 08/28/2015 12:39 a.m. Discuss

Candidates running for Fayetteville School Board are interested in district spending. Other issues include career education, focusing on academics and thoughtful decision making.

Fayetteville alternative high school program debuts with fresh look

posted: 08/27/2015 1:01 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Denise Hoy couldn't wait for $500,000 worth of renovation to be finished in the building housing the Agee Lierly Life Preparation Services program.

Schools try new tack on discipline

posted: 08/24/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- When a student's feelings were hurt at J.O. Kelly Middle School last week, an administrator gathered the student and her friends in a circle to talk through what happened, assistant principal Sara Reeves said.

Strategies help students learn to resolve conflict

posted: 08/24/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- When a student's feelings were hurt last week, an administrator gathered the student and her friends in a circle to talk through what happened, Sara Reeves, assistant principal at J.O. Kelly Middle School, said.

Fayetteville School Board reviews budget

posted: 08/21/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Superintendent Paul Hewitt put a high priority on planning for a pay raise for School District staff in this year's budget, he said.

Many area districts see increases in enrollment

posted: 08/20/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Bentonville School District had the greatest jump in the number of students on the first day of school this year among the public school districts in Benton and Washington counties.

Online class gets look in Fayetteville

posted: 08/18/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

An opportunity to start a virtual school has prompted Fayetteville School District administrators to think differently about education.

Ninth-, 10-graders navigate completed Fayetteville High School

posted: 08/18/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Ninth- and 10th-graders flipped between schedules and campus maps Monday as they navigated buildings, corridors and stairwells to find their classes in the completely transformed Fayetteville High School.

Fayetteville school officials discuss proposed virtual school

posted: 08/17/2015 1:15 a.m. Discuss

A proposal to start a virtual school has prompted Fayetteville School District administrators to think differently about education.

Preparing for real life

posted: 08/16/2015 1:03 a.m. Discuss

Haley Hanson enrolled in Pea Ridge High School's Manufacturing and Business Academy last school year to study health care. Her mother, a certified nursing assistant, encouraged her.

Fayetteville teachers share strategies in back-to-school conference

posted: 08/15/2015 12:51 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Teachers should never doubt the impact they have on children, Superintendent Paul Hewitt said.

Four former students added to Fayetteville Hall of Honor

posted: 08/14/2015 1:42 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Four new names on Fayetteville Schools' Hall of Honor are former students who have succeeded in film, accounting and volunteer service, education and professional baseball.

Springdale teachers, principals prepare for new school year

posted: 08/12/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Commissioner of Education Johnny Key told Springdale teachers and principals Tuesday they succeed because they remember why they are educators and cautioned them not to forget.

Program will notify schools when law enforcement encounters students

posted: 08/07/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge on Wednesday announced an effort to connect police with schools when children are present during a traumatic, violent or criminal event.

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