updated: 02/26/2017 3:43 a.m.
The Arkansas Department of Education has released estimated federal grant amounts for school districts in 2017-18 that reflect funding formula changes in a new federal law and the population shifts within the state.
posted: 02/24/2017 4:30 a.m.
The Little Rock School District released details Thursday about a planned multimillion-dollar capital improvement program that hinges on voter approval of a property-tax extension at a special election proposed for May 9.
posted: 02/22/2017 4:30 a.m.
The Little Rock School District plans to ask taxpayers at a special election in May to extend 12.4 existing property tax mills for 14 years, to 2047, to finance a new high school and make other campus improvements.
posted: 02/22/2017 3:32 a.m.
Every child in kindergarten through fifth grade in the Little Rock School District will be given a copy of Jacqueline Davies' book The Lemonade War as part of an initiative to simultaneously promote reading skills and financial concepts.
posted: 02/20/2017 4:30 a.m.
The Pulaski County Special School District -- the recipient of millions in state desegregation aid for nearly three decades -- is being transformed in its finances and programs to operate like most other districts.
posted: 02/17/2017 4:30 a.m.
The Park Hill Elementary School in North Little Rock is changing owners.
posted: 02/16/2017 3:36 a.m.
The Arkansas Virtual Academy charter school withdrew a request to increase its enrollment cap by 1,000 students, to 3,000, after the state's Charter Authorizing Panel complained Wednesday about a history of reporting errors from the school.
posted: 02/15/2017 4:30 a.m.
A proposal to extend the collection of 14.8 debt-service mills by 13 years as a way to finance school construction and repairs in the Pulaski County Special School District is on track to go to voters at a special May 9 election.
posted: 02/14/2017 2:20 a.m.
The Little Rock School District is briefly reopening the 2017-18 pupil registration period for Carver Magnet Elementary School, which features a math and science academic theme.
posted: 02/12/2017 2:45 a.m.
Hodges hired to fill post in Jacksonville
posted: 02/11/2017 5:41 a.m.
The day after the state approved the contested closing of multiple Little Rock schools to cut expenses in the 2017-18 school year, state and school district leaders on Friday explored the next steps for the state-controlled system.
posted: 02/11/2017 1:01 a.m.
The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday removed academic-distress labels from the Blytheville School District and from 10 schools across the state, including J.A. Fair and Mc-Clellan high schools in the state-controlled Little Rock district.
posted: 02/10/2017 4:30 a.m.
Arkansas Education Commissioner Johnny Key on Thursday approved Little Rock School District budget cuts that will close down three of the district's schools and repurpose a fourth in the 2017-18 school year as a way to cut about $4 million in expenses.
posted: 02/10/2017 4:30 a.m.
The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday removed academic-distress labels from the Blytheville School District and from 10 schools across the state, including J.A. Fair and McClellan high schools in the state-controlled Little Rock district.
posted: 02/09/2017 4:30 a.m.
The Little Rock School District is adding classes in health professions, technology solutions, teacher preparation and construction trades to its course offerings for 2017-18, and it plans to reinvigorate its law enforcement program.