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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.

Springdale Superintendent Jim Rollins asks for community involvement in schools

posted: 01/23/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

ROGERS -- Springdale Superintendent Jim Rollins urged business professionals to consider how to participate in the education of children in Northwest Arkansas.

For education co-op's longtime chief, time to retire

posted: 01/21/2015 3:23 a.m. Discuss

Guy Fenter still remembers when a group of superintendents wanted a regional career center to provide more options for high school students nearing graduation.

Arkansas 36th in education ranking

posted: 01/21/2015 3:23 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas ranked 36th among 50 states in a national report card on education that two years ago listed Arkansas as fifth in the nation.

Springdale superintendent attends State of the Union address in Washington

posted: 01/21/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- Jim Rollins, Springdale schools superintendent, was U.S. Rep. Steve Womack's guest Tuesday night at the president's State of the Union address.

Montessori charter prepares for August opening

posted: 01/19/2015 1:02 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- A new public Montessori charter school set to open in Springdale in August already has received applications equal to half of its enrollment for next school year.

Springdale Har-Ber's O'Brien aces ACT

posted: 01/17/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- Har-Ber High School senior Alex O'Brien was one point shy of the top score on the ACT when he took the exam for college-bound students as a sophomore.

Northwest Arkansas educators discuss plans for computer science requirement

posted: 01/16/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

FARMINGTON -- State education officials anticipate all high schools will need to offer a computer science course this fall, based on a promise Gov. Asa Hutchinson made during his campaign.

Springdale Board Finds Home For Innovation School

posted: 01/14/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Springdale's new School of Innovation will move to a permanent location on the east side of the city in August 2016.

Arkansas ranks 36th, receives C- in revised education report card

posted: 01/11/2015 2:24 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansas ranked 36th among 50 states in a newly released national report card on education that two years ago listed Arkansas as fifth in the nation.

Longtime educator, co-op chief set to retire

posted: 01/08/2015 3:15 a.m. Discuss

Guy Fenter still remembers when a group of superintendents wanted a regional career center to provide more options for high school students nearing graduation.

Water supplier's funds running dry, chairman says

posted: 01/05/2015 3:30 a.m. Discuss

A water supplier serving four rural counties in Northwest Arkansas continues to run a deficit each month, the chairman said.

Grant boosts Springdale students' computer access

posted: 01/04/2015 3:56 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- Sharon Cain's fourth-graders spent the day before Christmas break working in pairs on new laptops that the class received this school year.

Laptop program emphasizes research

posted: 01/04/2015 3:55 a.m. Discuss

With access to a laptop computer at school and home, students in Rachel Foster's sixth-grade English class at Sunnymede Elementary in Fort Smith were able to do more than just write essays during a recent unit on the civil-rights movement.

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