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Recent Stories by Cynthia Howell

Millage vote on unifying central Arkansas school nears

posted: 06/11/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Sylvan Hills High School in the Pulaski County Special School District was a divided campus this school year, with 10th through 12th grades at one location in Sherwood and the ninth grade 5 miles away in the Gravel Ridge community.

State cites 20 schools for gaps in standards

posted: 06/10/2017 1:02 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday placed 20 of the state's 1,065 traditional and charter public schools on first-year probation for violating assorted education standards during the just completed 2016-17 school year.

Arkansas Board of Education cites 20 schools for gaps in standards

posted: 06/09/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday placed 20 of the state's 1,065 traditional and charter public schools on first-year probation for violating assorted education standards during the just completed 2016-17 school year.

Jacksonville/North Pulaski School Board finalizes $46.04M sale of bonds

posted: 06/06/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The Jacksonville/North Pulaski School Board on Monday finalized the sale of $46.04 million in construction bonds, clearing one of the final financial hurdles necessary to build a high school and elementary school and pay for additions to two elementary schools.

District hires new No. 2 in leadership reshuffle

posted: 06/06/2017 2:51 a.m. Discuss

Tiffany Bone was hired Monday by the Jacksonville/North Pulaski School Board as an assistant superintendent to oversee secondary curriculum, student services and desegregation.

Arkansas school district updates hinge on tax-extension vote

posted: 06/04/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Leaders in the Pulaski County Special School District point to the 100-plus-students-a-year growth in enrollment at Sylvan Hills High School and say that the Sherwood campus needs to be expanded -- pronto.

Education agency promotes official

posted: 06/04/2017 2:41 a.m. Discuss

Deborah Coffman, chief of staff at the Arkansas Department of Education, will become the agency's assistant commissioner of public school accountability, effective July 1, Education Commissioner Johnny Key announced.

Struggling school keeps charter after state board vote

posted: 05/31/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Covenant Keepers College Preparatory Charter School for sixth through eighth grades in southwest Little Rock will keep the state-issued charter it must have to be able to operate.

Trial set over Little Rock School District building conditions; lawsuit says whites get best, blacks less

posted: 05/30/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 7

Building conditions in the Little Rock School District were a big factor in the district's special tax election earlier this month, and they will come to the forefront again in a federal court trial scheduled to start July 18.

Education notebook

posted: 05/30/2017 2:52 a.m. Discuss

Financial officer to retire from NLR

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