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Recent Stories by Cynthia Howell

Hutchinson to tour state high schools

posted: 08/20/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will be spending time in state high schools this month as part of his ongoing campaign to encourage students to take computer science courses.

Education notebook

posted: 08/19/2017 3 a.m. Discuss

LR school district topic of meeting

Little Rock, 2 Pine Bluff charters win panel's favor

posted: 08/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The state's Charter Authorizing Panel on Thursday gave preliminary approval to three open-enrollment charter school plans -- one in Little Rock and two in Pine Bluff -- bringing to five the number of new schools receiving panel support this week.

State panel approves Northwest Arkansas charter school changes

posted: 08/18/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Springdale's Tyson School of Innovation is one step away from officially having a new name and flexibility in deciding when to add additional grades.

Arkansas charter panel denies bids for 2 new schools

posted: 08/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Proposals for open-enrollment charter schools in southwest Little Rock and in the northeast Arkansas town of Weiner failed Wednesday to win approval from the state's Charter Authorizing Panel.

2 charter-school plans in Little Rock given initial OK

posted: 08/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The state’s reconfigured Charter Authorizing Panel gave preliminary approval Tuesday to plans for two charter schools to be located in former Little Rock School District buildings beginning with the 2018-19 school year.

State panel votes 3-2 against Bentonville charter school

posted: 08/16/2017 1:08 a.m. Discuss

The state’s reconfigured Charter Authorizing Panel voted Tuesday against a proposal for a charter school in Bentonville.

Education notebook

posted: 08/15/2017 2:47 a.m. Discuss

District's new chief fills two positions

New review system aims to provide more support for Arkansas schools

posted: 08/13/2017 4:28 a.m. Comments 2

The 2017-18 school year will be one in which the state's system for holding schools and districts responsible for student learning will feature more state support for districts and less "gotcha," Education Commissioner Johnny Key said in marking the new year.

Little Rock School District's 2nd-lien bonds get state OK; new high school among projects

posted: 08/11/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 10

The Little Rock School District cleared a hurdle Thursday in what had been a stalled effort to build a new high school in southwest Little Rock.

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