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EStem high school nearly ready; $13.5M facility on campus of UALR is set to open Aug. 15

posted: 07/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The new eStem Public Charter High School on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a merger of 1940s pumpkin-orange brick and 21st century sleek black metal and tinted glass.

Education notebook

posted: 07/23/2017 3:02 a.m. Discuss

LR schools start pupil registration

NLR School Board OKs early, absentee-only poll

posted: 07/21/2017 2:15 a.m. Discuss

This year's North Little Rock School Board election, which will feature one uncontested candidate for a board seat and no proposed change in the district's 48.3-mill tax rate, will be conducted through early and absentee voting.

Pulaski County schools superintendent, lawyers fired

posted: 07/19/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Jerry Guess is out as superintendent of the Pulaski County Special School District, and Janice Warren is now the interim leader of the 12,000-student district for the coming school year, through June 30, 2018.

Pulaski County school board terminates superintendent, dismisses law firm

updated: 07/18/2017 6:42 p.m. Comment 1

The school board for the Pulaski County Special School District terminated its superintendent and dismissed the Allen P. Roberts law firm as its legal representative Tuesday evening.

Pulaski County school chief says board 'has lost confidence in me,' will leave if directed

posted: 07/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

Jerry Guess, superintendent of the Pulaski County Special School District, said Monday that he "and my lawyers of choice" have "lost the confidence" of the district's School Board and that he will leave the district's employment if directed to do so by the board.

Arkansas schools consider changing district boundary lines

updated: 07/15/2017 4:01 a.m. Comments 2

Superintendents and attorneys for two Pulaski County school districts, black students and the state are contemplating changes in school district boundary lines, including the potential for one Pulaski County school system south of the Arkansas River.

Law, vote to relabel Little Rock, Dollarway school districts as Level 5; goal is a refocus of accountability

posted: 07/14/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

The state-controlled Little Rock and Dollarway school systems will be reclassified effective Aug. 1 as districts "in need of Level 5 -- Intensive support" because of a 2017 state law and a vote of the Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday.

North Little Rock, Jacksonville/North Pulaski school board incumbents file

posted: 07/12/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Three incumbents filed by the deadline Tuesday for re-election Sept. 19 to School Board seats in the North Little Rock and Jacksonville/North Pulaski school districts.

County School Board OKs bid to refund '12 bond issue

posted: 07/12/2017 3:23 a.m. Discuss

The School Board for the Pulaski County Special School District on Tuesday accepted the lower of two bids for the refunding of a 2012 bond issue, a move that will generate $810,399 in debt payment savings for the district.






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