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Recent Stories by Cynthia Howell

Four schools in Pulaski County Special School District seek 'innovation' status

posted: 03/27/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

All four high schools in the Pulaski County Special School District have submitted applications to the state to become "schools of innovation," where instruction is to be challenging and personalized -- and at least partially untethered from time and place.

Author spotlights black women’s roles in space race

posted: 03/26/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Margot Lee Shetterly, the author of Hidden Figures, a book about black female mathematicians in America’s 20th-century space race, said Thursday that the women she chronicled fought to dismantle race and gender barriers.

Springdale sophomore Brain Bee's U.S. winner

posted: 03/25/2017 2:47 a.m. Discuss

Sojas Wagle, a 15-year-old sophomore at Springdale's Har-Ber High School, has become the second Arkansas student in as many years to win the USA Brain Bee Championship that is held annually at the University of Maryland.

Black women's roles at NASA talk's focus; their dreams universal, author notes in Little Rock speech

posted: 03/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Margot Lee Shetterly, the author of Hidden Figures, a book about black women mathematicians in America's 20th-century space race, said Thursday that the women she chronicled fought to dismantle race and gender barriers.

Education notebook

posted: 03/18/2017 2:21 a.m. Discuss

Spare unused-leave pay, NLR chief says

Panel gives Little Rock charter school April deadline to make fixes

posted: 03/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Rockbridge Montessori School, a 2-year-old taxpayer-supported charter school in Little Rock, has until the middle of April to show management improvements that are necessary if the school is to avoid closure.

Trial probable in Arkansas school suit, judge advised

posted: 03/15/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

An attorney for black students in a long-running Pulaski County school desegregation lawsuit predicted Tuesday that a trial will be necessary to resolve staffing and facility disputes with the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District.

Area school co-op pushed by panelist

posted: 03/14/2017 2:38 a.m. Discuss

A state committee formed last year to find ways in which traditional schools and charter schools in Little Rock might cooperate spent time Monday "pingponging" ideas as members begin a push to finalize their recommendations.

Education notebook

posted: 03/13/2017 2:48 a.m. Discuss

School chief’s case taken to state board

Arkansas Board of Education labels 17 distressed

posted: 03/10/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Two school systems and 15 schools -- including three each in Little Rock and Forrest City -- will keep their state-applied "academic distress" labels for another year, the Arkansas Board of Education decided Thursday.

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