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Arkansas Board of Education to consider revised standards for accrediting schools, districts

posted: 05/26/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The Arkansas Board of Education will meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday to consider approving a revised set of state standards for accrediting schools and school districts that removes some of the existing specifics on class-size limits, course offerings and graduation requirements.

Little Rock schools' top seniors celebrated

posted: 05/22/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

One by one the top-achieving, graduating seniors from the Little Rock School District's five high schools on Monday announced their college plans and career aspirations at the annual "Academic Signing Day" ceremony at the Governor's Mansion.

15 Pulaski County schools rewarded

posted: 05/22/2018 2:20 a.m. Discuss

Leaders of 15 Pulaski County traditional and charter schools received ceremonial, oversized checks totaling $714,752.64 at a ceremony held Monday to highlight the academic accomplishments of the schools and their resulting state rewards.

Central Arkansas school bus driver sues for overtime; he says up to 400 colleagues affected

posted: 05/21/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

John Lamb, a bus driver in the Pulaski County Special School District, has sued the district in federal court for overtime pay that he says is due to him and to as many as 400 other drivers and substitute drivers in the district.

Bench to be reminder of frightened girl’s wait

posted: 05/21/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

This 60th-school year anniversary of the 1957-58 desegregation of Little Rock Central High is ending this month with the construction of the Elizabeth Eckford Commemorative Bench.

Education notebook

posted: 05/20/2018 2:25 a.m. Discuss

3 incumbents run in school board race

Festivities planned today at Clinton Center for Little Rock School District's reading campaign

posted: 05/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock School District’s spring campaign to have each of its 12,000 elementary school pupils read the same book — Cleo Edison Oliver, Playground Millionaire — draws to a close today with festivities that are open to the public at the Clinton Presidential Center.

Bench in Little Rock to be reminder of frightened girl's wait in 1957

posted: 05/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

This 60th-school year anniversary of the 1957-58 desegregation of Little Rock Central High is ending this month with the construction of the Elizabeth Eckford Commemorative Bench.

North Little Rock school chief to receive buyout

posted: 05/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The North Little Rock School Board plans to buy out the last year of Superintendent Kelly Rodgers' three-year contract, board President Sandi Campbell said Thursday.

Little Rock charter at risk; 2nd backed for early open

posted: 05/17/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The Rockbridge Montessori Public Charter School in Little Rock is on track to lose its state-issued charter to operate beyond June 30, causing families of some 120 children to find new schools for 2018-19.

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