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Pulaski County Special School District board vote backs pupil transfers

posted: 12/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The School Board for the Pulaski County Special School District on Tuesday affirmed its decision from months ago to open up its borders for the first time in 2018-19 to interdistrict student transfers under the state's School Choice Act.

Board picks firm for superintendent search

posted: 12/13/2017 3:37 a.m. Discuss

The School Board for the Pulaski County Special School District on Tuesday selected Ray and Associates Inc. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to help the district select a permanent superintendent for the 2018-19 school year and beyond.

Arkansas districts face decisions concerning school choice

posted: 12/11/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District will claim an exemption for the 2018-19 school year from a state law that allows students — with some exceptions — to attend a public school in a district other than the one in which they live.

Developer pulls out of plan to convert 1911-built Little Rock school into apartments

updated: 12/11/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

Little Rock School District leaders are pursuing new buyers for the former Woodruff Early Childhood Education Center after learning that Moses Tucker Real Estate Inc. is exercising its option to withdraw from the purchase of the structure at 3010 Seventh St.

UA professor to be dean in St. Louis

posted: 12/07/2017 1:03 a.m. Discuss

Gary Ritter, a professor of education and public policy at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, as well as the founder of the university's Office for Education Policy, has been selected as dean of the School of Education at Saint Louis University, effective Aug. 1, 2018.

Teacher stipends set for computer science, Arkansas governor announces

posted: 12/06/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday used this week's observance of Computer Science Education Week to announce that he has allocated $500,000 in state funds for computer science education lessons in elementary and middle schools.

Jacksonville school board member apologizes for vulgar tirade

posted: 12/05/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

A Jacksonville/North Pulaski School Board member who delivered an angry, vulgarity-laced attack on fellow board members at a work session last week, said Monday she has apologized for "letting my emotions to get the best of me."

Governor's $500,000 to augment K-8 computer science instruction

posted: 12/05/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday used this week's observance of Computer Science Education Week to announce that he has allocated $500,000 in state funds for computer science education lessons in elementary and middle schools.

Helena school high on college admission rate

posted: 12/04/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

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Education notebook

posted: 12/04/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Earle schools chief to be paid $62,917

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