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Cynthia Howell

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District’s safety-job choice set

posted: 07/27/2015 4:44 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock School District leaders are recommending Ronald Self for the job of director of the district’s 125-person safety and security department.

Education notebook

posted: 07/26/2015 2:59 a.m. Discuss

Registrations set for new students The Pulaski County Special School District will hold registration for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and all other new students to the district Aug. 4-7.

Plan to focus on LR student gains, chief tells panel

posted: 07/24/2015 4:23 a.m. Discuss

The state-controlled Little Rock School District will use a process at its schools of setting goals, teaching, testing and then reteaching in an effort to affect every student every day, Superintendent Baker Kurrus said Thursday.

Judge declines school dispute

posted: 07/21/2015 5:40 a.m. Discuss

The federal judge presiding in the long-running Pulaski County school desegregation lawsuit declined Monday to take up a dispute over the configuration of school board election zones in the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District.

7 districts first to apply for charter-like waivers

updated: 07/19/2015 4:53 a.m. Discuss

Seven traditional Arkansas school districts -- including Bentonville, Rogers and Harrison -- are the first to try out a new state law that allows them to apply for the kinds of legal waivers that were previously reserved for charter schools.

Education notebook

posted: 07/19/2015 2:52 a.m. Discuss

NLR chief suggests cutting own salary North Little Rock Superintendent Kelly Rodgers has volunteered to take a $5,000 cut in his $185,000-a-year salary as part of the district's effort to cut millions in expenses over the next three years.

NLR schools suspend registration after computer crash

posted: 07/17/2015 3:53 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock School District leaders decided Thursday night to temporarily suspend the mandatory citywide student registration period that was scheduled for early next week at North Little Rock Middle School.

Panel OKs school's bid to exit network

posted: 07/16/2015 3:31 a.m. Discuss

The state's Charter Authorizing Panel on Wednesday approved a request from Lincoln High School to drop the school's affiliation with the national New Tech Network -- a decision now subject to state Board of Education review.

Education notebook

posted: 07/15/2015 3:01 a.m. Discuss

LR district settles ex-employee suit The Little Rock School District agreed to pay $100,000 in damages and $25,000 in consulting fees to Karen DeJarnette, a former employee, to settle an April 2014 lawsuit that she had filed against district leaders, records show.

Education notebook: New district board to review salaries

posted: 07/05/2015 4:39 a.m. Discuss

The interim School Board for the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District will review proposed employee salary schedules for the 2016-17 school year when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Jacksonville Community Center.

School aims for transformation

posted: 07/04/2015 4:09 a.m. Comments 2

Little Rock’s Baseline Elementary School — labeled as an “academically distressed” school because of years of low pupil test scores on state exams — started this summer as the proverbial blank canvas.

Desegregation lawsuit lawyers ask to see judge

posted: 07/04/2015 2:30 a.m. Discuss

Attorneys for black students in the long-running Pulaski County federal school desegregation lawsuit want a conference with the judge to discuss "urgent" concerns, including the operation of the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District.

3 appointed to state Board of Education

posted: 07/03/2015 4:12 a.m. Comments 4

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday appointed three new members to the Arkansas Board of Education, his first appointees to the nine-member board that oversees the state's public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools.

Bella Vista woman tapped for Education Board

posted: 07/03/2015 1:13 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK -- Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday appointed three members to the Arkansas Board of Education, his first appointees to the nine-member board that oversees the state's public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools.

Ohio follows Arkansas, exits testing consortium

posted: 07/02/2015 3:03 a.m. Discuss

Ohio government leaders have pulled out of the same multistate student-testing consortium that Arkansas left last month after giving the tests in just one year.

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