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Cynthia Howell

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In national comparison test, state's 1st-, 2nd-graders slip

posted: 08/29/2015 5:38 a.m. Comments 2

Arkansas' youngest test-takers scored lower on the 2015 Iowa Test of Basic Skills than did pupils in past years.

Unifying staff goal, LR school chief says

posted: 08/28/2015 4:38 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock School District Superintendent Baker Kurrus talked about teachers, school buildings, academic interventions, competition and organizational management at a meeting Thursday with the district's Civic Advisory Committee.

LR area mixed on ACT; gifted school soars

posted: 08/28/2015 4:13 a.m. Discuss

ACT college-entrance exam results were mixed for the recently graduated Class of 2015 in Pulaski County's three public school districts, while the average score at the state's only residential school for gifted juniors and seniors reached a record high.

State's ACT average same as 2014: 20.4

posted: 08/26/2015 5:34 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' high school class of 2015 earned a composite ACT college-entrance exam score of 20.4, duplicating the average earned by the previous year's class but falling short of the national composite average of 21.

Bonds now to finance school

posted: 08/24/2015 3 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK -- The Pulaski County Special School District is gearing up to build a new Mills University Studies High School campus that would open within two or three years and help the district meet its desegregation obligations.

Bonds now to finance new school

posted: 08/23/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

The Pulaski County Special School District is gearing up to build a new Mills University Studies High School campus that would open within two or three years and help the district meet its desegregation obligations.

Desegregation say-so all Guess', judge says

posted: 08/21/2015 3:47 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County Special School District Superintendent Jerry Guess is the final decision-maker on desegregation-related matters, including most staffing issues in the not-yet independent Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

Education notebook

posted: 08/19/2015 3:20 a.m. Discuss

Grant to let eSTEM train staff to lead

PB schools chief quizzed by state

posted: 08/15/2015 2:52 a.m. Discuss

Questions about public engagement, open-ended consultant contracts and lines of authority within the Pine Bluff School District prompted an Arkansas Board of Education committee Friday to put the district on the full board's November agenda for a status report.

Board rejects school transfers

posted: 08/14/2015 2:49 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday denied appeals from three families seeking to transfer their children out of the Forrest City and Blytheville school districts and into the Palestine-Wheatley and Armorel school systems for the new school year.

LR school chief: No west campus as quick add-on

posted: 08/14/2015 2:48 a.m. Comments 6

Little Rock School District Superintendent Baker Kurrus said Thursday that he doesn't intend to add a new school in west Little Rock without a comprehensive building plan for the entire district.

Education Board puts Weiner petition on hold

posted: 08/14/2015 2:34 a.m. Discuss

A petition for a special election to be held in the former Weiner School District on whether to detach from the Harrisburg School District was pulled from the Arkansas Board of Education's agenda Thursday.

Education notebook

posted: 08/14/2015 2:25 a.m. Discuss

Board OKs $10.8M allotment to district The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday quickly and unanimously approved a proposal for dividing assets and liabilities between the Pulaski County Special School District and the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District.

Ax Common Core name, governor says

updated: 08/13/2015 3:53 a.m. Comments 6

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday urged that anticipated revisions to the state's math and English/language arts standards include dropping the "Common Core State Standards" name.

At closed session, LR teachers vent over contract

posted: 08/12/2015 3:35 a.m. Comment 1

Little Rock School District teachers used a union membership meeting Tuesday to ask questions and express frustrations over the bare-bones draft contract that district leaders have offered employees for the 2015-16 school year.

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