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Fayetteville School Board approves $114.95 million budget

posted: 08/26/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- The School Board unanimously approved an overall budget totaling $114.95 million for 2016-17.

Fayetteville board prepares to adopt budget

posted: 08/24/2016 1:10 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- School District spending would increase less than half a percent for the 2016-17, under a budget School Board members will take up for a vote Thursday.

New report for Northwest Arkansas Council focuses on gaps in training programs for workforce

posted: 08/22/2016 1 a.m. Comment 1

Satisfying the demand for workers in business, the trades, manufacturing and production will take time, but a new study offers some hope, a regional workforce expert said.

Group takes steps toward starting Catholic high school in Northwest Arkansas

posted: 08/21/2016 1:06 a.m. Discuss

Efforts continue toward opening Northwest Arkansas' first Catholic high school in the fall of 2018.

Fayetteville's first day includes beginning of online school

posted: 08/18/2016 1:08 a.m. Discuss

Maddox Benard, 12, and Ava Benard, 10, spent the morning of the first day of school at the new Fayetteville Virtual Academy thinking about what to make out of painted cardboard 3D shapes, LED lights and paper vellum.

Two new Springdale schools make debut

posted: 08/16/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- The wait for a campus ended Monday with the opening of the permanent home for the Don Tyson School of Innovation.

Voters meet Fayetteville School Board candidates

posted: 08/15/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Four candidates running in the Sept. 20 School Board election introduced themselves to voters Sunday.

New Fayetteville superintendent rallies teachers, staff for another school year

posted: 08/13/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Superintendent Matthew Wendt's back-to-school rally Friday provided a moment of recognition for all 1,400 employees who work with students in the School District.

Foundation names newest names for 20th year of Hall of Honor

posted: 08/12/2016 1:13 a.m. Discuss

The Hall of Honor wall in Fayetteville High School's arena recognizes a husband and wife who have been active supporters of the School District and a former social studies teacher.

Superintendent, governor welcome back Springdale teachers

posted: 08/10/2016 1:08 a.m. Discuss

Another school year means a new class of 5-year-olds awaits Kim Justis, who begins her 22nd year as a kindergarten teacher at Turnbow Elementary School.

New United Way grants focus on children in poverty

posted: 08/07/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

United Way of Northwest Arkansas recently named 18 organizations awarded $770,000 in grants for the start of its new focus on providing every child a pathway out of poverty.

Area pre-kindergarten classes filling up

posted: 07/31/2016 1:11 a.m. Discuss

Back-to-school preparations for school districts in Benton and Washington counties include making sure pre-kindergarten classes are ready.

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.

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