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Recent Stories by Cynthia Howell

Schools' new chief to pre-start LR job

updated: 05/28/2016 3:20 a.m. Discuss

Michael Poore, the soon-to-be superintendent of the Little Rock School District, will start work in the district early, before he takes the helm July 1, at a cost to the state of $12,000, the Arkansas Department of Education said Friday.

State approves $44.5M for 49 school projects

posted: 05/26/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation voted Wednesday to provide $44,531,097 for 49 approved school construction, replacement and system repair projects across the state.

Bentonville, Rogers schools receive state funds

posted: 05/26/2016 1:06 a.m. Discuss

The Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation voted Wednesday to provide $44.5 million for 49 approved school construction, replacement and system repair projects across the state.

Top high school grads announce college plans

updated: 05/24/2016 6:43 a.m. Discuss

The highest-achieving members of Little Rock School District's Class of 2016 are planning careers in fields such as medicine, politics, economics, engineering and business after earning degrees from colleges and universities across the nation and in Canada.

High school seniors to take spring walk

posted: 05/21/2016 2:50 a.m. Discuss

Spring is a season for reaching milestones, and such is the case this year for J.A. Fair High School senior Dejah Taylor and for the after-school and summer program that has been a part of her life since eighth grade.

Advisory panel issues 44 pages on Little Rock schools

posted: 05/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A Little Rock School District committee created last year to give voice to residents in the state-controlled system issued a set of recommendations Thursday dealing with topics such as school-tax increases, reading programs, school-building conditions, charter schools and even the length of recess.

State charter panel backs Little Rock school's plan to move

posted: 05/19/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

An Arkansas Department of Education panel on Wednesday preliminarily approved a new location for the Little Rock Preparatory Academy's middle school and voted down a plan to replicate the A-graded Haas Hall Academy at a Springdale site.

No-license teachers face new hiring bar

posted: 05/18/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Emergency rules are now in place to ensure that teachers in core academic subjects are qualified to work in Arkansas' open-enrollment charter schools and in some traditional public schools where state teacher licensure requirements have been waived.

Pausing schools' distressed labels on session's list

posted: 05/17/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Gov. Asa Hutchinson's list of issues to be addressed during a special legislative session later this week includes education.

Eager to get started, Poore says

updated: 05/14/2016 3:15 a.m. Discuss

A new superintendent is moving into the Little Rock School District. He's just been armed with a district cellphone pre-loaded with numbers that he is champing at the bit to call.

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