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162 students living in Pulaski County district relocate to other schools

posted: 07/15/2018 8:41 a.m. Comments 2

First-year participation in the Arkansas School Choice Act interdistrict student transfer program will cost the Pulaski County Special District a net loss of 113 students and as much as $700,000 in state aid, district leaders said last week.

Education notebook

posted: 07/15/2018 3:45 a.m. Discuss

162 relocate with transfer program

Personnel shifts tabled by North Little Rock School Board

posted: 07/14/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The North Little Rock School Board has delayed until its July 26 meeting a decision on reorganizing the district's central office administration.

Little Rock district planning forums on zone map; new high school in ’20 forcing revamp

posted: 07/14/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Anticipating the opening of Southwest High School in 2020 and the resulting revisions in attendance zones, Little Rock School District leaders will begin hosting community forums next month on options for systemwide school changes.

Arkansas Board of Education signs off on courses that must be offered in high schools

updated: 07/13/2018 12:02 p.m. Comments 8

The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday approved the courses that must be offered in the state's high schools along with a menu of optional courses.

Interim North Little Rock schools leader to present administrative reorganization plan

posted: 07/12/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Karli Saracini, executive director of human resources in the North Little Rock School District, will become assistant superintendent in the district as part of an administrative reorganization planned by interim Superintendent Bobby Acklin.

At Arkansas conference, mother of kids at Sandy Hook urges planning

posted: 07/10/2018 5:30 a.m. Comments 7

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the mother of two children who survived the 2012 massacre of 26 people in a Newtown, Conn., school were presenters Monday in the opening hours of the three-day Arkansas Safe Schools Conference in North Little Rock.

Judge to let state defend transfer rule

posted: 07/10/2018 5:30 a.m. Discuss

A federal judge on Monday granted a request by the state to intervene in a Junction City School District desegregation lawsuit, enabling the state to defend its directive that the district participate in Arkansas School Choice Act interdistrict student transfers.

Motion asks for Pulaski County schools' 'parity'; petitioners urge replacement of 2

posted: 07/08/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Attorneys for black students in the Pulaski County Special School District are asking a federal judge to order the replacement of the district's College Station and Harris elementaries to promote "facility parity" in the district.

Education notebook

posted: 07/08/2018 3:04 a.m. Discuss

LR district selects elementary leader

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