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Recent Stories by Cynthia Howell

Struggling Little Rock schools' scoring previewed

posted: 02/23/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The Little Rock School District's Community Advisory Board on Thursday previewed the draft "ESSA index scores" for Hall High and Cloverdale and Henderson middle schools which all have a long history of poor academic achievement.

Arkansas school board candidates to begin filing for May elections

posted: 02/21/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The school board candidate filing period begins at noon Thursday for Arkansas school boards that have decided to hold board elections in conjunction with this year's May 22 preferential primary.

4 Arkansas districts appeal school-choice exemption denials

updated: 02/20/2018 2:24 p.m. Discuss

Four districts that sought 2018-19 school year exemptions from participating in Public School Choice Act student transfers across district lines have been denied or partially denied by the Arkansas Department of Education.

Little Rock district submits plans for 2 schools, including setting $103M max price for 1 project

updated: 02/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Little Rock School District leaders are in the midst of two big real estate and construction transactions.

Schools' superintendent assessed in North Little Rock; no action taken after private talk

posted: 02/16/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The North Little Rock School Board met in a private session Thursday to evaluate Superintendent Kelly Rodgers' work, then returned to a public forum only to adjourn without taking any action on Rodgers' contract.

State panel backs central Arkansas charter school's plans for new campus

posted: 02/16/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A proposal by LISA Academy Public Charter Schools to add a secondary-school campus in Sherwood and increase its enrollment cap for all of its schools by 600 students to 2,700 won unanimous approval Thursday from the state's Charter Authorizing Panel.

Central Arkansas school district faces gap of $7.6M; spring cuts likely, board chief says

posted: 02/14/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Without new revenue or cuts in expenditures, Pulaski County Special School District leaders are looking at drawing as much as $7.6 million from $17.2 million in district reserves to meet expenses in the coming 2018-19 school year.

LR school's business plan takes 2 firsts

posted: 02/11/2018 3:20 a.m. Discuss

A business plan for EcoBagz Inc., presented by the Little Rock School District's Forest Heights STEM Academy, won two of four first-place awards in Arkansas Capital Corp.'s 13th annual Youth Entrepreneurship Showcase.

Schools-in-court testimony ends; Jacksonville case up to judge

posted: 02/10/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A five-day hearing on whether the Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District is entitled to be released from federal court supervision on staffing practices and facility plans ended Friday with the judge's pledge to make a prompt decision.

Judge told central Arkansas school district's tab for schools

posted: 02/09/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District's share of a $62 million price tag for three new campuses will be about $27 million, Superintendent Bryan Duffie and attorney Scott Richardson calculated Thursday in a federal school desegregation case hearing.

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