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Arkansas schools briefed on gain, loss of federal grants

updated: 02/26/2017 3:43 a.m. Comment 1

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.

Tax vote sought, Little Rock district issues wish list

posted: 02/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

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.

Little Rock School District seeks May vote on extending 12.4 mills

posted: 02/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

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.

Book to teach pupils finance

posted: 02/22/2017 3:32 a.m. Discuss

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.

Facing aid loss, Pulaski County Special School District to cut expenses

posted: 02/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

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.

Closed school is sold in North Little Rock; Park Hill campus fetches $530,000

posted: 02/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Park Hill Elementary School in North Little Rock is changing owners.

School's bid to raise enrollment retracted

posted: 02/16/2017 3:36 a.m. Comment 1

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.

School levy's stretch sought for construction, repairs in Pulaski County district

posted: 02/15/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

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.

LR district reopens Carver Magnet sign-ups

posted: 02/14/2017 2:20 a.m. Discuss

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.

Education notebook

posted: 02/12/2017 2:45 a.m. Discuss

Hodges hired to fill post in Jacksonville

Speakers hash over Little Rock school closings; step's foes stay vocal

posted: 02/11/2017 5:41 a.m. Discuss

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.

State removes schools from distress list

posted: 02/11/2017 1:01 a.m. Discuss

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.

Arkansas Education Commissioner OKs shutting 3 Little Rock schools, altering 1

posted: 02/10/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

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.

2 Little Rock high schools exit academic distress; 10 in all

posted: 02/10/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

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.

Little Rock district unveils career program

posted: 02/09/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

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.

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