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Cynthia Howell

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Recent Stories by Cynthia Howell

In national comparison test, state's 1st-, 2nd-graders slip

posted: 08/29/2015 5:38 a.m. Comments 2

Arkansas' youngest test-takers scored lower on the 2015 Iowa Test of Basic Skills than did pupils in past years.

Unifying staff goal, LR school chief says

posted: 08/28/2015 4:38 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock School District Superintendent Baker Kurrus talked about teachers, school buildings, academic interventions, competition and organizational management at a meeting Thursday with the district's Civic Advisory Committee.

LR area mixed on ACT; gifted school soars

posted: 08/28/2015 4:13 a.m. Discuss

ACT college-entrance exam results were mixed for the recently graduated Class of 2015 in Pulaski County's three public school districts, while the average score at the state's only residential school for gifted juniors and seniors reached a record high.

State's ACT average same as 2014: 20.4

posted: 08/26/2015 5:34 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' high school class of 2015 earned a composite ACT college-entrance exam score of 20.4, duplicating the average earned by the previous year's class but falling short of the national composite average of 21.

Bonds now to finance school

posted: 08/24/2015 3 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK -- The Pulaski County Special School District is gearing up to build a new Mills University Studies High School campus that would open within two or three years and help the district meet its desegregation obligations.

Bonds now to finance new school

posted: 08/23/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

The Pulaski County Special School District is gearing up to build a new Mills University Studies High School campus that would open within two or three years and help the district meet its desegregation obligations.

Desegregation say-so all Guess', judge says

posted: 08/21/2015 3:47 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County Special School District Superintendent Jerry Guess is the final decision-maker on desegregation-related matters, including most staffing issues in the not-yet independent Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

Education notebook

posted: 08/19/2015 3:20 a.m. Discuss

Grant to let eSTEM train staff to lead

PB schools chief quizzed by state

posted: 08/15/2015 2:52 a.m. Discuss

Questions about public engagement, open-ended consultant contracts and lines of authority within the Pine Bluff School District prompted an Arkansas Board of Education committee Friday to put the district on the full board's November agenda for a status report.

Board rejects school transfers

posted: 08/14/2015 2:49 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday denied appeals from three families seeking to transfer their children out of the Forrest City and Blytheville school districts and into the Palestine-Wheatley and Armorel school systems for the new school year.

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