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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.

Jacksonville district sets school timeline

posted: 11/27/2016 3:34 a.m. Discuss

The Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District has sent a federal judge a school construction timeline that "represents the quickest schedule on which the district can achieve the goal" of replacing its high school and six elementaries.

Bryant schools' chief to retire

posted: 11/24/2016 1:04 a.m. Discuss

Tom Kimbrell, superintendent of the Bryant School District since 2014 and a former five-year Arkansas commissioner of education, will retire from the Bryant system June 30.

Lawyer picked for Little Rock schools

posted: 11/24/2016 1:01 a.m. Discuss

Eric F. Walker, an assistant law school dean, has been selected to be the Little Rock School District's first staff attorney.

Lawyer picked for LR schools

posted: 11/23/2016 3:19 a.m. Discuss

Eric F. Walker, an assistant law school dean, has been selected to be the Little Rock School District's first staff attorney.

Pulaski Academy graduate named Rhodes Scholar

posted: 11/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Lauren C. Jackson, a 2013 graduate of Pulaski Academy in Little Rock and a senior at the University of Virginia, is one of 32 American students to be named last weekend as a 2017 Rhodes Scholar to the University of Oxford in England.

2 face interviews to lead schools in Pulaski County's north

posted: 11/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Jacksonville/North Pulaski School Board on Monday selected Bryan Duffie and Robert Ross as finalists to be interviewed next week for the district superintendent's job that will be vacated by Tony Wood on June 30.

5 vie to lead Jacksonville School District

posted: 11/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Five people have applied to succeed Tony Wood next summer as superintendent in the Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District, the state's newest school system.

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