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Cynthia Howell

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Education notebook

posted: 09/21/2014 2:23 a.m. Discuss

Bid to end test-prep30 minutes rejected

Jacksonville-area voters go 94.5% for new district

posted: 09/17/2014 4:53 a.m. Discuss

Nearly 95 percent of Jacksonville and north Pulaski County voters in Tuesday's election said they favored the formation of a new Jacksonville-area school district to be carved out of the existing Pulaski County Special School District.

State narrows top teachers list to 4

posted: 09/17/2014 3:54 a.m. Discuss

The two English and two math teachers who were named finalists Tuesday for the 2015 Arkansas Teacher of the Year award have worked in the classroom between 13 and 36 years in districts that stretch from the eastern and western borders of the state.

Voters to decide school matters

posted: 09/16/2014 3:42 a.m. Discuss

Today is school election day in most of the state's 236 school districts, including in the Pulaski County Special School District, where Jacksonville-area voters will decide whether to establish their own 4,000-student system.

Volunteer tutors sought for kids' reading program

posted: 09/16/2014 3:39 a.m. Discuss

AR Kids Read, a literacy intervention program for elementary school pupils, is recruiting adult volunteers to spend one hour a week for 10 weeks helping Pulaski County area public school children hone their reading skills.

Decision on Jacksonville-area school district near

posted: 09/14/2014 3:09 a.m. Discuss

The move to carve a new Jacksonville/North Pulaski school system out of an existing larger district is being watched by civic leaders from elsewhere who think they would like to do something similar.

Buildings, budgets top LR races' issues

posted: 09/14/2014 3:08 a.m. Discuss

Buildings and budgets will demand a greater share of the Little Rock School Board's attention as the state's largest district plans for the loss of state desegregation aid while working to build and renovate school campuses.

Vote to settle 2 races in NLR district

posted: 09/14/2014 3:02 a.m. Discuss

Tuesday's School Board election in North Little Rock features two contested races.

Education notebook

posted: 09/14/2014 2:52 a.m. Discuss

Home-school files lacking, report says The Arkansas Department of Education does not have testing records of about 13 percent of home-schooled students, according to a department report.

LR schools' 'road map' OK'd

posted: 09/12/2014 3:23 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock School Board members agreed Thursday to what they called "a road map" for acting on the recommendations of a recently completed study of the district's buildings and its future building needs.

Education notebook

posted: 09/10/2014 3:45 a.m. Discuss

Suggs' added year likely nearing vote The Little Rock School Board is likely to vote at its Sept. 25 business meeting on whether to extend by one year the contract of Superintendent Dexter Suggs, who now has two years left on his initial three-year contract.

Jacksonville-area vote on school district a 1st

posted: 09/07/2014 3:42 a.m. Discuss

Jacksonville area residents going to the polls for the Sept. 16 schools election will make history with their votes on whether to carve a new Jacksonville/North Pulaski school district out of the existing Pulaski County Special School District.

LR race pits incumbent, paralegal

posted: 09/07/2014 2:50 a.m. Discuss

Joy C. Springer knows the Little Rock School District well because she's worked for 23 years as a member of the legal team representing black students known as the Joshua intervenors in a federal school desegregation lawsuit.

Carreiro, Ross vie for Zone 5 position

posted: 09/07/2014 2:44 a.m. Discuss

Jody Carreiro and Jim Ross, candidates for election Sept. 16 to the Little Rock School Board's Zone 5 position, have expertise in different areas of a school board member's job.

LR schools seeking facilities-plan input

posted: 09/01/2014 3:21 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock School Board's unanimous vote last week to accept the results of a year-long facilities study from its consultants is the first step in what will be a lengthy process to upgrade the campuses in the state's largest school district.


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