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Cynthia Howell

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Arkansas charter panel denies bids for 2 new schools

posted: 08/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Proposals for open-enrollment charter schools in southwest Little Rock and in the northeast Arkansas town of Weiner failed Wednesday to win approval from the state's Charter Authorizing Panel.

2 charter-school plans in Little Rock given initial OK

posted: 08/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The state’s reconfigured Charter Authorizing Panel gave preliminary approval Tuesday to plans for two charter schools to be located in former Little Rock School District buildings beginning with the 2018-19 school year.

State panel votes 3-2 against Bentonville charter school

posted: 08/16/2017 1:08 a.m. Discuss

The state’s reconfigured Charter Authorizing Panel voted Tuesday against a proposal for a charter school in Bentonville.

Education notebook

posted: 08/15/2017 2:47 a.m. Discuss

District's new chief fills two positions

New review system aims to provide more support for Arkansas schools

posted: 08/13/2017 4:28 a.m. Comments 2

The 2017-18 school year will be one in which the state's system for holding schools and districts responsible for student learning will feature more state support for districts and less "gotcha," Education Commissioner Johnny Key said in marking the new year.

Little Rock School District's 2nd-lien bonds get state OK; new high school among projects

posted: 08/11/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 10

The Little Rock School District cleared a hurdle Thursday in what had been a stalled effort to build a new high school in southwest Little Rock.

Arkansan wins 2017 Brain Bee in Capitol

posted: 08/11/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Sojas Wagle, a student at Har-Ber High School in Springdale, has won the 2017 World Brain Bee, a neuroscience competition among students ages 13-19 from 25 countries.

Arkansas Board of Education salutes report on district, charter cooperation

posted: 08/11/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Education offered assurances Thursday that it will address as best it can the recommendations of a committee tasked a year ago with finding ways for collaboration between Pulaski County's school districts and charter schools.

Little Rock district seeks Key OK to sell school for $425,000

posted: 08/11/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock School District is selling Garland School to KLS Leasing LLC, a company held by the Walton Family Foundation of Bentonville, which is one of the nation's foremost advocates of independently operated, taxpayer-supported charter schools.

Little Rock district seeks Key OK to sell school for $425,000

posted: 08/10/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock School District is selling Garland School to KLS Leasing LLC, a company held by the Walton Family Foundation of Bentonville, which is one of the nation's foremost advocates of independently operated, taxpayer-supported charter schools.

Pulaski County Special School District OKs new contract for fill-in chief

posted: 08/09/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Pulaski County Special School District School Board approved a contract for interim Superintendent Janice Warren at a Tuesday meeting in which it also accepted the low bid on a bond issue to pay for the expansion of Sylvan Hills High School.

Arkansas Department of Education charter panel now fewer, meets today

posted: 08/08/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

An Arkansas Department of Education panel responsible since 2013 for initial decisions on charter school applications, renewals and revocations has been overhauled, resulting in a majority of its members coming from outside the agency.

Teachers in state contend for award

posted: 08/07/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Seven teachers from across the state have been selected as 2017 state finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

New law to change how state uses student test scores

posted: 08/06/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A new Arkansas law that went into effect last week alters the way the state and its school districts -- including the newly designated Level 5 Little Rock School District -- will use the 2017 results from state-mandated student exams.

11 Arkansas schools, one district picked for pilot project

posted: 08/05/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Eleven Arkansas schools and one district have been selected to participate in a professional learning communities pilot project.

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