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Little Rock schools chief promises update on $10M cuts

posted: 12/09/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Little Rock Superintendent Mike Poore said Thursday that he and his staff will spend the coming days reviewing the comments collected at recent forums to refine previously announced options for cutting more than $10 million in costs next school year.

Trials set for '17, '18 in dispute on schools

posted: 12/08/2016 3:16 a.m. Discuss

A federal judge presiding in the 34-year-old school desegregation lawsuit on Wednesday scheduled trials for 2017 and 2018 on efforts by the Pulaski County Special and Jacksonville school districts to meet their staffing and school construction obligations.

Education notebook

posted: 12/06/2016 2:47 a.m. Discuss

$15M helps expand preschool programs

Little Rock schools to begin registration for 2017-18 year

posted: 12/03/2016 2:51 a.m. Discuss

Student registration for the 2017-18 school year in the Little Rock School District begins Monday and will conclude Dec. 16 at the student registration office, 501 Sherman St., near the intersection of East Capitol Avenue and Interstate 30.

NLR schools study budget-cut options

posted: 12/02/2016 2:51 a.m. Discuss

Reducing work days, cutting employee benefits, maximizing student class sizes and dipping into reserves were among the budget-cutting measures that North Little Rock district leaders offered Thursday to offset the scheduled loss of $7.6 million in state desegregation aid.

Central High band set to return home; teens played at Pearl Harbor events

posted: 11/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

About 80 members of Central High's Stereophonic Storm of the Mid South marching band and flagline will return to Little Rock today after participating in events marking the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

2 Little Rock juniors earn perfect ACT scores

posted: 11/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

Spencer Davis and Daniel Crabb, both juniors at Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, recently earned top scores of 36 on the ACT college entrance exam, a feat accomplished by fewer than one-tenth of 1 percent of test-takers in a year.

3 more Little Rock School District budget-cut public forums set

posted: 11/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock School District is hosting three more community forums over the next week regarding $10 million in potential budget cuts in the coming 2017-18 school year.

Clerics: Return Little Rock School District to local control

posted: 11/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The names of nearly two dozen church leaders are attached to a letter addressed to Arkansas Education Commissioner Johnny Key asking him "to immediately return the Little Rock School District to control by the locally elected board that was deposed on Jan. 28, 2015."

Little Rock School District's student count slips

updated: 11/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

The Little Rock School District's kindergarten- through-12th-grade enrollment is down by 405 students to 22,759 in a year that has seen significant redistribution of students among schools and school districts in Pulaski County.






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