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Cynthia Howell

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NLR High 33 honored as tops in scholarships

posted: 05/05/2016 3:15 a.m. Discuss

Thirty-three North Little Rock School High School seniors who are to receive college scholarships totaling more than $3.6 million were honored recently at the 11th annual Academic Signing Day.

Kurrus: Open to role in district, but need to know where Little Rock schools headed

posted: 05/03/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 35

Baker Kurrus, who is being replaced as Little Rock School District superintendent when his contract expires June 30, said Monday that he would like to continue to work with the district in a nonpaying role -- but only if he can support the district's guiding policies.

Education notebook

posted: 05/02/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Public to be heard on leadership shift

Education notebook

posted: 05/01/2016 2:35 a.m. Discuss

Public to be heard on leadership shift A committee of Arkansas legislators from Little Rock is hosting a public forum Monday to hear from the public about the state-directed change in the leadership in the Little Rock School District.

Oust Key, give back Little Rock School District, committee says

posted: 05/01/2016 1:04 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock School District’s Civic Advisory Committee — created by the state Board of Education last year when it took control of the district — on Thursday called for the state’s education chief to be replaced and for the school system to be returned to local control.

6 apply to open charter schools

posted: 04/30/2016 5:59 a.m. Discuss

Six organizations -- including two from outside the state -- have applied to open independently operated public charter schools in 2017-18 in Fayetteville, Pine Bluff, Marion, Redfield, Paron and Lockesburg.

Oust Key, give back Little Rock School District, panel says

posted: 04/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 10

The Little Rock School District’s Civic Advisory Committee — created by the state Board of Education last year when it took control of the district — on Thursday called for the state’s education chief to be replaced and for the school system to be returned to local control.

Leaders in Little Rock meet with incoming superintendent Michael Poore

posted: 04/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

The Little Rock School District's superintendent-to-be, Michael Poore, is in the city this week to meet with state and local leaders, including the district's current chief executive, Baker Kurrus.

Education notebook

posted: 04/28/2016 3:11 a.m. Discuss

Trial set for 2017 in LR schools case A jury trial in a federal lawsuit challenging the state takeover of the Little Rock School District as well as conditions of schools attended by black students is tentatively scheduled to begin July 10, 2017.

U.S. report card shows no math, reading gains

posted: 04/27/2016 3:28 a.m. Discuss

Results released today from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as The Nation's Report Card, show that U.S. high school seniors in 2015 made no gains in reading and fell a point in math when compared with 2013 results.

As district splits, events to aid those not rehired

posted: 04/26/2016 3 a.m. Discuss

The Pulaski County Special School District and the Governor's Dislocated Worker Task Force are holding two workshops to assist district employees affected by the coming detachment of the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District.

Poore says 'entry plan' in works for Little Rock district

updated: 04/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 5

Michael Poore, the Little Rock School District's superintendent-to-be, is preparing an "entry plan" that will inform the public of the work he will be doing through the start of the coming school year in the state-controlled, 24,000-student district.

Board OKs school-work contract

posted: 04/22/2016 2:36 a.m. Discuss

The North Little Rock School Board on Thursday approved a contract with Taggart Architects of North Little Rock to develop plans for renovations at a middle school that can be done in phases, starting with security and courtyard drainage.

Education notebook

posted: 04/22/2016 2:25 a.m. Discuss

Quiz Bowl teams to seek state title High school students from across the state will showcase their academic acumen Saturday at the Arkansas Quiz Bowl 2016, which will be televised live from the Arkansas Educational Television Network studios in Conway.

Key talks up Poore as Little Rock schools chief

posted: 04/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

Michael Poore of Bentonville is an academic leader with a track record of success in complicated urban districts, state Education Commissioner Johnny Key said Tuesday about his choice to replace Little Rock Superintendent Baker Kurrus.

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