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Lynch Drive Elementary approved to close in June

posted: 04/18/2014 2:31 a.m. Discuss

Lynch Drive Elementary School in the North Little Rock School District will permanently close in June, which is a year earlier than what was originally scheduled in the district’s capital improvement plan.

LR schools said to need $47 million in fixes now

posted: 04/15/2014 3:55 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock School District campuses need about $47 million in immediate improvements to keep students and employees safe, warm and dry, members of a facility-study team said at school forums Monday night.

NLR district redrawing zones

posted: 04/14/2014 4:19 a.m. Discuss

Plans to change boundary lines for elementary school attendance zones in the North Little Rock School District are well underway.

Education notebook

posted: 04/13/2014 4:23 a.m. Discuss

Consultant sets 46 campus-use forums Three weeks of public forums about the status of and the possibilities for Little Rock School District campuses begin Monday.

Marianna schools in state hands

posted: 04/11/2014 3:35 a.m. Discuss

The Lee County School District is operating today without an elected school board and under the direction of the Arkansas Department of Education.

Stephens school split-up OK’d

posted: 04/11/2014 3:31 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Education voted Thursday to split the tiny Stephens School District among three neighboring school districts over the objections of the Stephens district’s leaders, who sought a merger with only one district.

Panel opts to review change in school site

posted: 04/11/2014 3:03 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday withheld its support for a proposed change in location for the new Quest Middle School of west Little Rock, voting instead to hold a hearing on the plan next month.

Arkansas Board of Education notebook

posted: 04/11/2014 2:39 a.m. Discuss

National standards in science backed The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday endorsed the use of recently developed national science standards as a guide for updating Arkansas’ own 2005 kindergarten-through-12th-grade science standards.

3 urge: Take over schools in Marianna

posted: 04/10/2014 4:49 a.m. Discuss

A three-member Arkansas Board of Education committee tasked with examining achievement and financial concerns in the Marianna-based Lee County School District agreed Wednesday that a state takeover of the district is warranted.

Education notebook

posted: 04/06/2014 4:24 a.m. Discuss

Reading-jobs suit now in U.S. court A lawsuit recently filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court by the Little Rock Education Association against Superintendent Dexter Suggs and the Little Rock School Board was moved to federal court Friday.


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