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Dozens make pitch for spot on LR school-advisory panel

posted: 06/28/2016 3:12 a.m. Discuss

More than two dozen applicants for the new Community Advisory Board for the state-controlled Little Rock School District on Monday described their reasons for wanting to serve and their plans for building public support of the school system.

Community Advisory Board applicants

posted: 06/28/2016 2:55 a.m. Discuss

More than 30 people applied to serve on what will be the new Community Advisory Board for the state-controlled Little Rock School District.

Little Rock education panel told task is blurry

posted: 06/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

A state-appointed committee of Little Rock-area community members is facing tough issues and conflicting views right off the bat.

Education notebook

posted: 06/26/2016 2:28 a.m. Discuss

Absence control on personnel advances A proposal for reining in teacher and administrator absences in the Pulaski County Special School District won support last week from the state-controlled district's Community Advisory Board.

34 vie for LR district advisory board seats

posted: 06/22/2016 3:28 a.m. Discuss

A total of 34 people are applicants for seven positions on what will be the new Community Advisory Board for the state-controlled Little Rock School District.

Eight seek NLR School Board slot

posted: 06/21/2016 3:02 a.m. Discuss

Eight people have applied to temporarily fill the North Little Rock School Board's Zone 4 seat vacancy that resulted from the death last month of School Board member Ron Treat, district spokesman Rhonda Colquitt said Monday.

Education notebook

posted: 06/19/2016 2:50 a.m. Discuss

Desegregation suit meeting canceled U.S. District Judge D. Price Marshall Jr., the presiding judge in a long-running Pulaski County school desegregation lawsuit, has canceled Thursday’s quarterly status conference with attorneys and school district leaders in the case.

Home-schooler state tests at end

updated: 06/18/2016 3:03 a.m. Comment 1

State testing in math and literacy is no longer required and isn't even an option for Arkansas' approximately 18,000 home-school students.

1st-, 2nd-grade Arkansas pupils on tests meet, beat U.S.

posted: 06/16/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' first- and second-graders earned math and literacy scores right around the national average on the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills this spring -- which was the last time Arkansas students will take the tests.

Education notebook

posted: 06/16/2016 3:07 a.m. Discuss

Bednar takes post at LR's Baptist Prep Laura Bednar, the deputy superintendent of the Pulaski County Special School District, is resigning that

Education partnership's 5 sign on for 3-year stint

updated: 06/11/2016 3:59 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Education on Friday approved a memorandum of understanding that will continue the multipartner Forward Arkansas initiative that was created in 2014 to make the state a national leader in public education.

State board sets hearings for 2 charters

posted: 06/10/2016 5:43 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Education voted Thursday to conduct hearings in July on plans by Little Rock Preparatory Academy to move its middle school to a new location and by Haas Hall Academy to open a new high school in Springdale.

State Board of Education notebook

posted: 06/10/2016 2:13 a.m. Discuss

LR test scores rise in 1st, 2nd grades First- and second-graders in the Little Rock School District on average earned higher percentile scores on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills this past spring than did their counterparts in 2015, Superintendent Baker Kurrus said Thursday.

District unveils 8 appointments

posted: 06/08/2016 3:20 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock School District has announced the appointments of two department managers, a special assistant to the superintendent and five elementary school principals.

Key tells Little Rock panel to be visionary for schools

updated: 06/07/2016 1:11 p.m. Comments 5

Arkansas Education Commissioner Johnny Key on Monday urged a newly formed state-appointed committee of Little Rock-area community members to be visionary in its efforts to foster high quality, collaborative public education.

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