Subscribe Register Login

Saturday, July 04, 2015, 3:34 a.m.
Top Picks - Mobile App
RSS Feed

Cynthia Howell

Photo of Cynthia Howell

Education Reporter

Education reporter

Recent Stories by Cynthia Howell

Desegregation lawsuit lawyers ask to see judge

posted: 07/04/2015 2:30 a.m. Discuss

Attorneys for black students in the long-running Pulaski County federal school desegregation lawsuit want a conference with the judge to discuss "urgent" concerns, including the operation of the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District.

3 appointed to state Board of Education

posted: 07/03/2015 4:12 a.m. Comments 3

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday appointed three new members to the Arkansas Board of Education, his first appointees to the nine-member board that oversees the state's public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools.

Bella Vista woman tapped for Education Board

posted: 07/03/2015 1:13 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK -- Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday appointed three members to the Arkansas Board of Education, his first appointees to the nine-member board that oversees the state's public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools.

Ohio follows Arkansas, exits testing consortium

posted: 07/02/2015 3:03 a.m. Discuss

Ohio government leaders have pulled out of the same multistate student-testing consortium that Arkansas left last month after giving the tests in just one year.

Education notebook

posted: 07/02/2015 2:54 a.m. Discuss

3 schools receive $3.1M in grants Three Arkansas schools are the latest in the state to receive federal School Improvement Grants worth approximately $3.1 million in the first year.

Pay rising for county district's teachers

posted: 07/01/2015 3:49 a.m. Discuss

Teachers in the Pulaski County Special School District are getting on average a 3.2 percent, across-the-board pay increase for the coming school year, the first increase to the district's salary schedule since the 2010-11 school year.

Education notebook

posted: 07/01/2015 3:04 a.m. Discuss

16-state board to be led by Hutchinson Gov. Asa Hutchinson is the newly elected chairman of the 80-member Southern Regional Education Board. He was elected to the one-year term at the organization’s annual meeting in Naples, Fla.

50 years on job, education agency aide praised as gem

posted: 06/28/2015 3:08 a.m. Discuss

This month marks 50 years of employment for Dorothy Gillam at the Arkansas Department of Education, where she has been an administrative analyst/assistant to a long list of agency heads -- starting with Arch Ford, whose name is now on the Capitol Mall building where she works.

Chief says LR's schools face 'big issues,' seeks panel input

posted: 06/26/2015 4:38 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock School District Superintendent Baker Kurrus asked the district's new Civic Advisory Committee on Thursday to weigh in on "big, building-block issues" regarding closing small schools and forming one district south of the Arkansas River.

Daily progress soon, LR school chief says

posted: 06/24/2015 3:29 a.m. Discuss

Baker Kurrus, the Little Rock School District superintendent since May, said Tuesday he expects immediate, daily improvement in the state-controlled school system where people are being empowered to do their jobs and being held responsible for the results.

Top Picks - Mobile App
Arkansas Online