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Ruling finalizes desegregation pact

posted: 08/22/2014 4:34 a.m. Comments 3

A federal judge on Thursday issued a consent judgment that incorporates the Jan. 13 settlement agreement, dismisses some of the parties and describes the court's role going forward in the long-running Pulaski County school desegregation lawsuit.

Education panel OKs 4 children's school of choice

posted: 08/22/2014 3:44 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday said four children from two families living outside the Bentonville School District can attend Bentonville schools this school year over the objections of district leaders.

State students score higher on 2014 ACT

posted: 08/20/2014 4:19 a.m. Discuss

Members of Arkansas' high school Class of 2014 took the ACT college entrance exam in larger numbers and earned a higher average composite score than did last year's class.

5 drop lawsuit in school union case

posted: 08/20/2014 4:05 a.m. Discuss

U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright has dismissed a federal lawsuit filed in May over the inability of Pulaski County Special School District support staff to immediately end their union membership and payment of union dues.

School year to speed shift to Net learning

posted: 08/17/2014 3:32 a.m. Discuss

The 2014-15 school year that begins Monday in Arkansas' public schools will distinguish itself from all previous school years in two ways: new online student testing and digitally delivered course-taking.

State waives online testing in 16 districts

posted: 08/17/2014 3:21 a.m. Discuss

The state has given 16 Arkansas school districts and charter school systems -- including the Little Rock, Bentonville, Pine Bluff and Texarkana districts -- waivers from giving online, state-required tests in math and literacy this school year.

Education notebook

posted: 08/17/2014 3:07 a.m. Discuss

New middle schoo ready for Monday

Board explores LR school-redo ideas

posted: 08/15/2014 3:12 a.m. Comments 2

Little Rock School Board members for the first time Thursday questioned facility consultants about recommendations for building, expanding and repairing school campuses at a cost approaching $500 million.

District requests court mediation on desegregation

posted: 08/15/2014 2:01 a.m. Discuss

The Pulaski County Special School District has met the requirements of its desegregation Plan 2000 in regard to staffing, including provisions for black administrators, an attorney for the district told a federal judge Thursday.

400 in Jacksonville attend kick-off of school district push

posted: 08/12/2014 2:54 a.m. Discuss

A standing-room-only crowd of Jacksonville residents turned out Monday to show support and ask a few questions regarding the proposal that will be on their Sept. 16 school election ballot to form a Jacksonville-area school district.

Education notebook

posted: 08/10/2014 2:52 a.m. Discuss

Jacksonville groupstarts school drive

Revamping LR schools put at $500 million

posted: 08/09/2014 3:28 a.m. Comments 4

The projected cost for building, expanding and repairing schools in the 25,000-student Little Rock School District will approach $500 million, according to draft recommendations to be presented to the School Board on Thursday.

Education Notebook : NLR to let kids use phones on campus

posted: 08/08/2014 2:52 a.m. Discuss

NLR to let kids use phones on campus

District campaign set to go

posted: 08/04/2014 3:56 a.m. Discuss

Jacksonville civic leaders will begin campaigning this month for voter support of a ballot measure at the Sept. 16 annual school election on forming a new Jacksonville/North Pulaski school district.

District in NLR urged to cut costs

posted: 08/03/2014 3:35 a.m. Discuss

The challenge of paying for school construction projects in the North Little Rock School District is ongoing, even as the new and extensively renovated schools get closer to completion, a financial adviser to the school district said Saturday.


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