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Cynthia Howell

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Recent Stories by Cynthia Howell

150 turn out, say LR schools, not state, know best

posted: 01/27/2015 3:32 a.m. Discuss

Teachers, parents, students and community members defended the Little Rock School District against a state takeover at a forum Monday night, during which they also implored one another to stay involved to improve student achievement.

Pulaski County districts set school sign-up dates

posted: 01/25/2015 3:40 a.m. Discuss

Registration for the 2015-16 school year begins Monday in the Little Rock, Pulaski County Special and North Little Rock school districts for students who will be new to the districts or who are seeking enrollment in special-program schools.

Education notebook

posted: 01/25/2015 3:39 a.m. Discuss

Forum to focus on LR district, woes

Facilities plan gets district's approval

posted: 01/23/2015 3:51 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock School Board on Thursday committed to a list of citywide school building and renovation projects -- including three new schools -- which will cost as much as $375 million and require a voter-approved property-tax increase at an election in early 2016.

State board gets data on 6 troubled LR schools

posted: 01/23/2015 3:47 a.m. Comments 3

More than 400 documents including reports, tables, letters and lists regarding the Little Rock School District and its academically troubled schools are now available to the Arkansas Board of Education for its use in deciding the future of the state's largest school system.

NLR School Board OKs sale of $65.5M in bonds

posted: 01/22/2015 3:34 a.m. Discuss

The North Little Rock School Board at a special meeting Wednesday authorized the sale of $65,465,000 in construction bonds to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which submitted the lowest of the four bids made on the bonds.

Will improve, LR board tells state

posted: 01/21/2015 4:15 a.m. Comment 1

The Little Rock School Board on Tuesday approved a letter to the Arkansas Board of Education that promises to improve its governance of the 24,800-student school district, which is facing a possible state takeover because of six chronically low-achieving schools.

2 districts slough 838 pupils in year

updated: 01/18/2015 3:06 a.m. Discuss

Enrollment in two of Pulaski County's three traditional school districts each dropped by hundreds of students between the 2013-14 school year and this school year, while the North Little Rock district reported an increase of 49 students.

Education notebook

posted: 01/18/2015 2:43 a.m. Discuss

AP course leader, NLR intervenor die

Arkansas education survey set

posted: 01/17/2015 2:53 a.m. Comment 1

An organization that will develop recommendations to improve public education in preschool through college is reaching out to Arkansans for their opinions and ideas on the topic.

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