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Brenda Bernet

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Switching to LED lights results in incentive money, energy savings for Springdale schools

posted: 01/17/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- Upgrading light fixtures is expected to save the school district's maintenance staff time and to reduce energy costs, officials said.

Pause in annual review of schools keeps some from receiving cash prizes

posted: 01/16/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- Some of the state's top schools were excluded from $7 million the Arkansas Department of Education recently awarded to more than 150 campuses.

Springdale festival brings together charter schools, private schools, school districts

posted: 01/15/2017 1:06 a.m. Discuss

A festival gave parents a chance to meet officials from charter schools, private schools, traditional school districts and other education groups in one spot.

SHS to receive new athletic facilities

posted: 01/11/2017 1:06 a.m. Discuss

A $3.5 million project will provide Springdale High School with a competitive track and practice fields for baseball and softball within the next year.

Regional legislative agenda focuses on workforce education

posted: 01/08/2017 1:05 a.m. Discuss

The preparation of high school students and adults for high-demand jobs is a legislative priority for the business community.

New Northwest Arkansas superintendents familiar with snow

posted: 01/05/2017 1:02 a.m. Discuss

Two superintendents are experiencing their first winters with their Northwest Arkansas districts after coming from regions where it's not unusual to go to school when it snows.

Competitive outcomes: Expanding options draw students from school districts

posted: 12/31/2016 1:08 a.m. Discuss

Students in Northwest Arkansas have a growing number of options for their education, a trend traditional public school districts are following closely.

Experts say education key in choosing schools

posted: 12/30/2016 1:04 a.m. Discuss

The growing number of educational options for students in Northwest Arkansas can be mind-boggling for parents. How do they decide which school is right for them?

Districts respond to growing competition

posted: 12/29/2016 1:05 a.m. Discuss

Northwest Arkansas public schools are giving students more options for how they learn and the types of classes they take now that the districts can get the same freedom from state regulations charter schools enjoy.

Classes at Springdale on break, but building projects rolling along

posted: 12/27/2016 2:24 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE — Finishing touches are ongoing at the Springdale School District’s two new campuses, and Har-Ber High School will have a new building when the school year resumes in January.

Springdale sweeps campuses for fire hazards

posted: 12/25/2016 1:04 a.m. Discuss

A fire in a classroom prompted maintenance officials with the School District to rid campuses of unsafe lamps.

Fayetteville board settles softball lawsuit

posted: 12/06/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- High school softball players will have access to bullpens and dugouts equivalent to those used by the baseball program by the end of the school year.

Some NTI high school classes to move to Farmington

posted: 11/26/2016 1:07 a.m. Discuss

Space will open up this summer for Northwest Technical Institute to move classes to a central location for students in southern Washington County.

Youths pitch in to help needy in state's NW

posted: 11/24/2016 3:28 a.m. Discuss

Teachers and students across Benton and Washington counties are pitching in to meet the basic needs of community members who are homeless and hungry.

Bicycle-repair courses let some NW students shift educational gears

posted: 11/21/2016 2:57 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Bicycle lessons in physical education classes mean school districts now have hundreds of bicycles to maintain and repair.

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