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Education notebook

posted: 11/19/2017 2:42 a.m. Discuss

State wins plaudits for U.S.-policy plan

24 with Teach For America in Little Rock; number of corps members in district smaller than envisioned

posted: 11/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The Little Rock School District's teaching staff this year includes 24 instructors from the national Teach For America program, which recruits and trains new college graduates with degrees in fields other than education to be teachers for two years in high-poverty communities.

Vote by panel keeps Arkansas school's charter intact

posted: 11/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The state's Charter Authorizing Panel on Wednesday voted to take no action against the Arkansas Connections Academy, a Bentonville-based virtual charter school, after school leaders showed that it had revised its financial reporting systems.

Pulaski County district's School Board backs one-time bonuses

posted: 11/15/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Bonuses are in order for Pulaski County Special School District's 2,015 full- and part-time employees, the district's School Board members generally agreed Tuesday night, but determining the amount remains a work in progress.

Education notebook

posted: 11/12/2017 2:28 a.m. Discuss

Jacksonville plans to pay $700 bonus

Report finds 'glaring inequities' between sports complexes at 2 central Arkansas schools

posted: 11/11/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

The newly constructed sports complexes at Mills High and Joe T. Robinson Middle schools in the Pulaski County Special School District "are not equal," and someone should have stepped in to correct the "glaring inequities."

Arkansas Board of Education OK allows 20 school districts to open earlier in August

posted: 11/10/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday voted to allow an earlier start of school for districts that are members of the Guy Fenter Education Service Cooperative.

Ed board sees progress; 8 schools shed 'focus' tag

posted: 11/10/2017 2:23 a.m. Discuss

Eight Arkansas schools, including one each in the Little Rock and North Little Rock school districts, have been cleared of their "Focus" label, which was applied by the state because of the large achievement gaps between student groups at their campuses.

State takes control of Earle School District; education officials cite $2M in improper spending

posted: 11/07/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Education Commissioner Johnny Key on Monday exercised his legal authority to assume control of the 560-student Earle School District because of myriad financial issues, including almost $2 million in improper expenditures dating back to 2015.

Education notebook

posted: 11/06/2017 2:22 a.m. Discuss

LR students set board exam record

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