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Cynthia Howell

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State picks Kurrus for LR school chief

posted: 05/06/2015 4:07 a.m. Comments 4

Attorney, businessman and former Little Rock School Board member Baker Kurrus is the new superintendent of the state-controlled Little Rock School District, starting today.

State board to meet on Kurrus role

posted: 05/05/2015 2:35 a.m. Discuss

Baker Kurrus, a Little Rock attorney and businessman, is being considered for a top management position in the state-controlled Little Rock School District.

County schools asking voters to back tax rise

posted: 05/03/2015 4:10 a.m. Discuss

The Pulaski County Special School District is putting in front of voters a proposed 5.6-mill property-tax increase to finance a $221 million districtwide building and renovation program.

$128.7M OK'd to build, repair school buildings

updated: 05/01/2015 2:45 a.m. Discuss

An Arkansas school facilities panel Thursday approved $128.7 million for some 67 school building projects and roofing, ventilation, fire alarm and other system replacements for 2015-16.

Common Core math takes flak, gets 'love'

updated: 04/30/2015 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Members of the Governor's Council on Common Core Review dived into the topic of mathematics at a day-long hearing Wednesday at the Capitol.

Cost cuts for NLR schools approved

posted: 04/29/2015 4:14 a.m. Discuss

The North Little Rock School Board on Tuesday approved a three-year plan for saving $13.5 million in operating expenses to offset construction costs and to prepare for the eventual annual loss of $7.6 million in state desegregation aid.

New math standards topic of panel talks

posted: 04/29/2015 3:22 a.m. Discuss

The Governor's Council on Common Core Review will delve into the new math standards for kindergarten through 12th grades at a hearing from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today in Room 151 of the Arkansas Capitol.

NLR board approves sale listing of school campuses

posted: 04/29/2015 3:21 a.m. Discuss

The North Little Rock School Board on Tuesday approved the listing for sale of three campuses that are either unused now or will be unused at the end of this school year.

Pupil-transfer deadline Friday

updated: 04/27/2015 10:42 p.m. Discuss

Friday is the statewide deadline for students to apply for 2015-16 transfers to schools in districts in which they don't live -- but at least 15 districts say they cannot legally participate in the transfer program.

County school adviser panel endorses plan

posted: 04/28/2015 3:31 a.m. Comment 1

The Pulaski County Special School District's Community Advisory Board voted 6-0 on Monday in support of changing the systemwide construction plan to upgrade two elementary campuses and build a third with money from a proposed property tax increase.


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