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Recent Stories by Cynthia Howell

Little Rock schools chief forms public service team to engage middle-schoolers

posted: 09/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock School District leaders are turning to the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service for a recipe on project-based learning that will draw on community organizations such as the city's zoo to engage middle school pupils.

Voters few in school elections

posted: 09/20/2017 3:12 a.m. Discuss

In quiet early voting and absentee elections that drew no more than two dozen voters, North Little Rock and the Jacksonville/North Pulaski school districts' voters re-elected three unopposed incumbents to new terms of office.

Daily record: Former North Little Rock school up for demolition

posted: 09/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The North Little Rock School Board will consider a plan to demolish its long-vacant North Heights Elementary, 4901 N. Allen St., and transfer part of the property to Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas as a site for new housing for low-income families.

Arkansas school district asks judge to declare staffing, facilities in compliance with desegregation obligations

posted: 09/17/2017 4:29 a.m. Discuss

The Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District is asking a federal judge to declare the 4,000-student system unitary -- or in compliance with its desegregation obligations -- regarding staffing and facilities.

2 state-run districts to get systems review

posted: 09/16/2017 3:18 a.m. Discuss

Like a car that has multiple interacting fuel, cooling, braking and other systems to operate, the state-controlled Little Rock and Dollarway school districts also have systems that must be in working order for district success.

Arkansas Education Board OKs 5 new charter schools, including 3 in Little Rock

posted: 09/15/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

The Little Rock School District will be home to three new charter schools over the next two years, and Pine Bluff will see two new such schools as a result of state Board of Education action Thursday.

State Board of Education news in brief

posted: 09/15/2017 3:51 a.m. Discuss

Two districts shed fiscal distress label

Early voting begins for school races

posted: 09/12/2017 2:42 a.m. Discuss

Early voting begins today for school board candidates who are unopposed in seeking election Sept. 19 to seats in the North Little Rock and Jacksonville/North Pulaski school districts.

Sides in Little Rock school case say they have reached deal; tell judge to dismiss racial-bias lawsuit

posted: 09/09/2017 4:28 a.m. Comments 3

Just days before trial, attorneys for the Little Rock School District, the state and a small group of black families jointly asked a federal judge Friday to dismiss a lawsuit that alleged inequitable school district buildings and academic programs.

Judge requests report on parity of two Arkansas schools

posted: 09/09/2017 4:27 a.m. Discuss

Possible disparities in the funding and construction of Mills High and Robinson Middle schools in the Pulaski County Special School District were at the forefront of talks Friday between the judge and parties in a 34-year-old federal school desegregation lawsuit.

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