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Recent Stories by Cynthia Howell

LR schools seeking facilities-plan input

posted: 09/01/2014 3:21 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock School Board's unanimous vote last week to accept the results of a year-long facilities study from its consultants is the first step in what will be a lengthy process to upgrade the campuses in the state's largest school district.

Education notebook

posted: 08/31/2014 4:59 a.m. Discuss

Candidate forum set for Thursday The Arkansas Community Organizations is hosting a Little Rock School Board candidate forum at 6 p.m. Thursday in advance of the Sept. 16 school election that will decide the board's Zone 1 and Zone 5 members.

Letter-grading plan for schools will go on view

posted: 08/30/2014 3:19 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansas' more than 1,000 public schools are on the brink of being graded with the same A to F rating system that the schools apply to their students.

Master plan for schools accepted

posted: 08/29/2014 2:46 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock School Board on Thursday accepted from consultants a comprehensive facilities master plan -- the data and recommendations from which will be used by school system leaders to craft a final plan for upgrading campuses in the state's largest district.

Education Board gets new voice

posted: 08/26/2014 3:28 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday appointed Kim Davis of Fayetteville to the Arkansas Board of Education. Davis will fill the position previously held by Brenda Gullett, also of Fayetteville, whose seven-year term on the board expired in June.

Ruling finalizes desegregation pact

posted: 08/22/2014 4:34 a.m. Comments 3

A federal judge on Thursday issued a consent judgment that incorporates the Jan. 13 settlement agreement, dismisses some of the parties and describes the court's role going forward in the long-running Pulaski County school desegregation lawsuit.

Education panel OKs 4 children's school of choice

posted: 08/22/2014 3:44 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday said four children from two families living outside the Bentonville School District can attend Bentonville schools this school year over the objections of district leaders.

State students score higher on 2014 ACT

posted: 08/20/2014 4:19 a.m. Discuss

Members of Arkansas' high school Class of 2014 took the ACT college entrance exam in larger numbers and earned a higher average composite score than did last year's class.

5 drop lawsuit in school union case

posted: 08/20/2014 4:05 a.m. Discuss

U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright has dismissed a federal lawsuit filed in May over the inability of Pulaski County Special School District support staff to immediately end their union membership and payment of union dues.

School year to speed shift to Net learning

posted: 08/17/2014 3:32 a.m. Discuss

The 2014-15 school year that begins Monday in Arkansas' public schools will distinguish itself from all previous school years in two ways: new online student testing and digitally delivered course-taking.


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