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5 school districts favored for county

posted: 05/27/2015 4:05 a.m. Discuss

Once the Pulaski County Special School District is unitary, a state panel recommends divvying up the county's three public school systems into five -- one south of the Arkansas River and four north of the river.

2 offer to pay specialist to aid LR School District

posted: 05/27/2015 3:09 a.m. Discuss

Leaders of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation and the Arkansas Public Policy Panel on Tuesday offered to pay for a specialist in community engagement to aid the state-controlled Little Rock School District in rebuilding public support.

Panel on exams takes next step

posted: 05/26/2015 3:13 a.m. Discuss

The Governor's Council on Common Core Review concluded five days and 40 hours of testimony last week on the education standards and standardized tests used in the state's 237 public school districts and 18 charter school systems.

North Little Rock schools notebook

posted: 05/25/2015 2:45 a.m. Discuss

Joint effort for fixes of Main Street OK'd The North Little Rock School Board approved an agreement with the city to share the costs of widening and improving Main Street near North Little Rock High School, between W. 22nd Street and Pershing Boulevard.

Spinoff's bid to join school suit is rebuffed

posted: 05/20/2015 3:58 a.m. Discuss

U.S. District Judge D. Price Marshall Jr. on Tuesday rejected a request by the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District to be a party in the long-running Pulaski County school desegregation lawsuit -- at least for now.

Called 'ugly,' district-split plans advance unendorsed

posted: 05/20/2015 3:56 a.m. Discuss

Competing plans for splitting the staff between the Pulaski County Special School District and the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District will go to the state education commissioner for a decision without a recommendation from a local advisory board.

Education notebook

posted: 05/20/2015 2:57 a.m. Discuss

NLR district picks year’s top teacher Dayna Maloch, a second-grade teacher at Meadow Park Elementary in North Little Rock School District, is the district’s 2015-16 Teacher of the Year.

LR teachers, staff due checks for $350 extra

posted: 05/19/2015 3:11 a.m. Discuss

Teachers and most other employees in the Little Rock School District will each receive a $350 bonus next month as the result of an agreement reached by the district and the Little Rock Education Association, which is a union of teachers and the support staff.

90 seniors lauded at Governor's Mansion

posted: 05/19/2015 3:07 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Members of the Little Rock School District's Class of 2015 focused on their futures Monday, announcing to parents and dignitaries at the Governor's Mansion their plans to study subjects such as medicine, law, journalism, engineering and public policy at big and small universities across the nation.

Forrest City schools score praise

posted: 05/17/2015 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Board of Education members like what they hear about efforts in the Forrest City School District to raise student achievement, particularly at three state-labeled academically distressed schools.


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