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4 vacant NLR schools to go to one buyer for $500,000

posted: 04/01/2015 3:26 a.m. Discuss

The North Little Rock School Board on Tuesday dealt with the issue of unused school buildings, voting to sell four campuses to a single buyer for $500,000 and making arrangements to demolish other abandoned schools if buyers can't be found.

Education notebook

posted: 04/01/2015 3:09 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski Special's finance chief quits Doug Brown, who started in January as the Pulaski County Special School District's chief financial officer, has resigned for personal reasons, district spokesman Deborah Roush said Monday.

Board installs Key at state's education chief

posted: 03/26/2015 4:22 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Education made Gov. Asa Hutchinson's selection for Arkansas education commissioner official Wednesday by voting unanimously to employ former Sen. Johnny Key for the job.

LR school-takeover suit keeps schedule

posted: 03/25/2015 3:18 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Tuesday denied without comment a request for an expedited briefing schedule in an appeal in a lawsuit challenging the Arkansas Board of Education's Jan. 28 takeover of the Little Rock School District.

Education notebook

posted: 03/24/2015 2:56 a.m. Discuss

Board to discuss pick for top post

Education notebook

posted: 03/22/2015 3:40 a.m. Discuss

Districts choose snow-day options

State justices pause hearing on LR district

posted: 03/20/2015 2:51 a.m. Comment 1

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday stopped in midstream a Pulaski County Circuit Court hearing in a lawsuit to reverse the state Board of Education's Jan. 28 takeover of the Little Rock School District and dismissal of its elected School Board.

Justices pause hearing on Little Rock School District

posted: 03/20/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK -- The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday stopped in midstream a Pulaski County Circuit Court hearing in a lawsuit to reverse the state Board of Education's Jan. 28 takeover of the Little Rock School District and dismissal of its elected School Board.

Plaintiffs testify district is adrift

posted: 03/19/2015 3:53 a.m. Comment 1

Displaced Little Rock School Board members told a Pulaski County circuit judge Wednesday that the state's Jan. 28 takeover of the district was an unwarranted surprise that has left the system without a plan for academic improvement.

Delay injunction hearing in takeover, court urged

posted: 03/18/2015 4:06 a.m. Discuss

Attorneys defending the state's Jan. 28 takeover of the Little Rock School District asked a Pulaski County Circuit judge on Tuesday to delay today's hearing pending the outcome of their appeal to the Arkansas Supreme Court.

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