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Brenda Bernet

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Bills aim to develop workforce

posted: 02/27/2017 2:48 a.m. Discuss

An ongoing push for high school students to earn industry certifications has educators, business representatives and lawmakers working to pass a bill to support the development of regional workforce centers.

Fayetteville board approves departures of two administrators

posted: 02/24/2017 1:07 a.m. Discuss

The district's chief financial officer has resigned, and the retirement of a technology director has shifted to from June to March.

Board calls for millage election

posted: 02/22/2017 1:11 a.m. Discuss

The School Board unanimously voted Tuesday to ask voters in May for a property tax increase of 3.5 mills to build two elementary schools.

Northwest Arkansas charter schools prepare for lotteries

posted: 02/20/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Students applying for Northwest Arkansas open-enrollment charter schools will find out over the next few weeks whether they have a spot for the 2017-18 school year.

Northwest Arkansas students miss school, businesses close for A Day Without Immigrants

posted: 02/17/2017 1:09 a.m. Discuss

Nearly half the students of Springdale's Jones Elementary School missed school Thursday.

Springdale School Board studying debt refinancing

posted: 02/15/2017 1:05 a.m. Discuss

The School District has $128.86 million in debt up for refinancing.

Springdale school's growth studied

posted: 02/14/2017 2:22 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- School district leaders are contemplating the expansion of the Don Tyson School of Innovation.

Outsourcing shorts teacher retiree system

posted: 02/13/2017 2:16 a.m. Discuss

A rise in school districts hiring private companies to provide substitute teachers and clean buildings means fewer school district workers are contributing to the state's retirement system for public school employees.

Fayetteville virtual school adds 4 grades for 2017-18

posted: 02/11/2017 2:36 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- High school students in Fayetteville will have more options in the next school year with the expansion of the School District's online charter school.

Governor, Tyson family participate in Springdale school dedication

posted: 02/10/2017 1:06 a.m. Discuss

School District leaders are contemplating expanding the Don Tyson School of Innovation on the heels of the school's official dedication Thursday.

Springdale district marks completion of Don Tyson School of Innovation campus

updated: 02/09/2017 11:24 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- A dedication ceremony Thursday morning for the Don Tyson School of Innovation drew Gov. Asa Hutchinson, former Gov. Mike Beebe, five members of the Tyson family and more than a dozen representatives of Tyson Foods.

Springdale reaps results of supplementing English-learning programs

posted: 02/07/2017 2:35 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- The Springdale School District has seen a significant increase in the number of students exiting English-as-a-second-language programs this year.

Springdale schools see growth in English-learners

posted: 02/05/2017 1:09 a.m. Discuss

The School District has seen a significant increase in the number of students exiting English-as-a-second-language programs this year.

Fayetteville leaders put focus on inclusion at start of Black History Month

posted: 02/01/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- It was right for the School Board on May 21, 1954, to vote unanimously for all schools to admit black students, Superintendent Matthew Wendt said.

Springdale principals prepare for new elementary reading program

posted: 01/29/2017 1:06 a.m. Discuss

Reading lessons will have more consistency among elementary schools and will include more time for children to practice after a new curriculum starts in the fall.

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