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VIDEO: Florida mobile classroom makes stop in Springdale for art and literacy project

posted: 06/22/2017 1:12 a.m. Discuss

Kathy Lopez, 7, wrote on her piece of cloth she's from Austin and dreams of being a famous singer and dancer.

Tyson School of Innovation in Springdale School District prepares to add seventh grade

posted: 06/20/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- School officials have a short window to let seventh-graders know they can enroll in the Don Tyson School of Innovation for the coming school year.

Fayetteville schools chief restructuring

posted: 06/19/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE — Changes in the district’s leadership are intended to make the school system more responsive to the needs of students and teachers, Superintendent Matthew Wendt said.

District campaign aims to make Springdale community of readers

posted: 06/15/2017 1:06 a.m. Discuss

Elementary schools in the fall will make sure pupils have 20 to 30 minutes each school day to read books, and a new campaign by the district aims to promote reading across the community.

Springdale board approves staff raises

posted: 06/14/2017 1:13 a.m. Discuss

Teacher salaries will get an extra bump in their pay, based on changes approved to the School District's salary schedule.

School Board candidates can begin seeking signatures to run in September elections

posted: 06/11/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Those seeking greater influence over their local schools may pursue one of 21 school board seats up for election in Benton and Washington counties this year.

VIDEO: Arkansas educators explore ideas for learning with technology at Springdale's Har-Ber High

posted: 06/08/2017 1:09 a.m. Discuss

Easton Baker, who recently finished second grade, stood in a hall at Har-Ber High School showing Sally Newton, a fourth-grade teacher, how to control a robot.

Lottery scholarship deadline approaches

posted: 06/06/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Applications for the state lottery scholarship, the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship, are due in less than 10 days for state residents entering college in the 2017-18 school year.

Fayetteville prepares to hire demographer to study school enrollment

posted: 06/04/2017 1:07 a.m. Discuss

Rising student numbers on some campuses have led school district officials to search for a company to study enrollment patterns.

Four GT directors remember careers, say GT students need advocates

posted: 05/30/2017 1:02 a.m. Discuss

Four retiring education leaders in Northwest Arkansas have helped shape gifted and talented education since it was introduced to the state.

Wendt announces new district hires for Fayetteville

posted: 05/26/2017 1:05 a.m. Discuss

A mix of familiar faces and some new faces will be part of the School District's administrative team for the 2017-18 school year.

Northwest Arkansas logs biggest growth in latest census; Pine Bluff, North Little Rock see drop in 2016

posted: 05/25/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Strong population growth in Northwest Arkansas overcame losses in the Delta and Pine Bluff to increase Arkansas' overall population last year, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Seven Washington County graduates receive full scholarships

posted: 05/21/2017 1:04 a.m. Discuss

They persisted. And now seven new high school graduates have opportunities awaiting them this fall at top institutions, including Princeton University.

School districts prepare for summer meal programs

posted: 05/20/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

School districts in Northwest Arkansas hope to provide meals to more children this summer.

Bentonville board approves adding teachers for special programs

posted: 05/16/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

BENTONVILLE -- Superintendent Debbie Jones plans to provide junior high school students with an option to continue their education during an expulsion.






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