3 schools awarded fitness centers Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary in the Little Rock School District, Lincoln Middle School in Lincoln and Tucker Elementary in Danville are winners of state-of-the-art fitness centers for their innovative ways of encouraging physical activity among their pupils.
The new Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District will receive about $10.8 million, or a 26 percent share, of the state desegregation aid earmarked for the Pulaski County Special School District in 2016-18, according to a comprehensive separation agreement reached between the two districts.
The five organizations now applying to establish open-enrollment charter schools in Arkansas for the 2016-17 school year include one of the oldest charter-school operators in the state and two others with ties to school-choice programs in Washington, D.C.
The Governor's Council on Common Core Review on Thursday recommended that the state's public school math and literacy education standards be reviewed, revised and improved but to keep in place the current Common Core State Standards until that is done.
Arkansas Education Commissioner Johnny Key, who serves in lieu of an elected school board in the state-controlled Little Rock School District, said Wednesday that district improvements are being made on a daily basis and at a rate that is exceeding his expectations.
Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin said Tuesday that policymakers should change the elements of the public school education standards that need changing and not worry about veering away from a nationally common set of math and literacy standards.
The state-controlled Little Rock School District will use a process at its schools of setting goals, teaching, testing and then reteaching in an effort to affect every student every day, Superintendent Baker Kurrus said Thursday.
The federal judge presiding in the long-running Pulaski County school desegregation lawsuit declined Monday to take up a dispute over the configuration of school board election zones in the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District.