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Cynthia Howell

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Lynch Drive Elementary approved to close in June

posted: 04/18/2014 2:31 a.m. Discuss

Lynch Drive Elementary School in the North Little Rock School District will permanently close in June, which is a year earlier than what was originally scheduled in the district’s capital improvement plan.

LR schools said to need $47 million in fixes now

posted: 04/15/2014 3:55 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock School District campuses need about $47 million in immediate improvements to keep students and employees safe, warm and dry, members of a facility-study team said at school forums Monday night.

NLR district redrawing zones

posted: 04/14/2014 4:19 a.m. Discuss

Plans to change boundary lines for elementary school attendance zones in the North Little Rock School District are well underway.

Education notebook

posted: 04/13/2014 4:23 a.m. Discuss

Consultant sets 46 campus-use forums Three weeks of public forums about the status of and the possibilities for Little Rock School District campuses begin Monday.

Marianna schools in state hands

posted: 04/11/2014 3:35 a.m. Discuss

The Lee County School District is operating today without an elected school board and under the direction of the Arkansas Department of Education.

Stephens school split-up OK’d

posted: 04/11/2014 3:31 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Education voted Thursday to split the tiny Stephens School District among three neighboring school districts over the objections of the Stephens district’s leaders, who sought a merger with only one district.

Panel opts to review change in school site

posted: 04/11/2014 3:03 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday withheld its support for a proposed change in location for the new Quest Middle School of west Little Rock, voting instead to hold a hearing on the plan next month.

Arkansas Board of Education notebook

posted: 04/11/2014 2:39 a.m. Discuss

National standards in science backed The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday endorsed the use of recently developed national science standards as a guide for updating Arkansas’ own 2005 kindergarten-through-12th-grade science standards.

3 urge: Take over schools in Marianna

posted: 04/10/2014 4:49 a.m. Discuss

A three-member Arkansas Board of Education committee tasked with examining achievement and financial concerns in the Marianna-based Lee County School District agreed Wednesday that a state takeover of the district is warranted.

Education notebook

posted: 04/06/2014 4:24 a.m. Discuss

Reading-jobs suit now in U.S. court A lawsuit recently filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court by the Little Rock Education Association against Superintendent Dexter Suggs and the Little Rock School Board was moved to federal court Friday.

Magnet-school panel to dissolve, judge says

posted: 04/05/2014 3:47 a.m. Discuss

Big changes are in store for the Office of Desegregation Monitoring and the Magnet Review Committee, both agencies formed more than two decades ago by the federal courts to assist with desegregation efforts in the three Pulaski County school districts.

State divvies $54.3 million to aid schools

posted: 04/04/2014 3:01 a.m. Comment 1

A three-member commission of agency chiefs Thursday authorized $54.3 million in state aid to go for building projects in 54 Arkansas school districts.

Teachers group sues LR district

posted: 04/02/2014 5:16 a.m. Comments 11

The Little Rock Education Association, which represents Little Rock School District employee groups, sued the district Tuesday on behalf of 20 Reading Recovery program teachers who have been told they must reapply for their jobs.

State schools grab at chance to test exams

posted: 03/30/2014 4:37 a.m. Discuss

Turning what was supposed to be a spring break vacation into a field-testing week for a new exam wasn’t in anybody’s plans, but it became the reality last week in several north Arkansas school systems.

Education notebook

posted: 03/30/2014 3:54 a.m. Discuss

NLR forums set on zones, preschools Changes to elementary school attendance zone boundary lines and the locations for preschool programs will be discussed at community forums planned for April in the North Little Rock School District.

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