posted: 03/12/2014 4:36 a.m.
Architects, engineers and educational planners checked out Parkview High School last week — the final campus to be reviewed as part of a comprehensive facilities study commissioned by the Little Rock School Board.
posted: 03/11/2014 3:48 a.m.
An organization that advocates for keeping religion out of government operations should take its concern about an Arkansas charter school teaching creation science directly to the school operators, state Education Commissioner Tom Kimbrell said.
posted: 03/11/2014 3:46 a.m.
The North Little Rock School Board on Monday night unanimously approved the disbursement of $123,068 total to full-time employees, amounting to a bonus of about $95 per employee before standard retirement and Social Security withholdings.
posted: 03/09/2014 4:53 a.m.
Arkansas school districts are approaching an April 1 deadline for notifying the state whether they will claim an exemption for the 2014-15 academic year to a school choice law that enables students to attend schools outside their home districts.
posted: 03/09/2014 4:21 a.m.
74 districts request class-day waivers A total of 74 of Arkansas’ 238 school districts and 19 charter schools asked the state by Friday’s deadline for waivers from the state law that requires an academic year of 178 student class days.
posted: 03/05/2014 5:11 a.m.
Little Rock School District teachers and support staff should be paid a 3 percent across-the-board raise for the current school year, a fact-finder concluded in a 20-page decision sent Tuesday to school district and employee-union leaders.
posted: 03/04/2014 2:50 a.m.
Three people — one per political party — filed for Pulaski County’s top seat by the end of the filing period Monday.
posted: 03/01/2014 3:32 a.m.
The Little Rock School District is throwing open its doors to student transfers from most central Arkansas school districts under the state’s Public School Choice Act of 2013.
posted: 02/28/2014 2:49 a.m.
Parents, educators and others appealed to the Little Rock School Board on Thursday to preserve and expand the district’s Reading Recovery program in which specially trained teachers work one-to-one with struggling first-grade readers at 13 schools.
posted: 02/26/2014 4:51 a.m.
Thirty-two school districts and charter schools learned Tuesday that they will be recipients of new eResources Digital Learning Grants provided by the Little Rock based Arkansas Public School Resource Center.
posted: 02/25/2014 4:08 a.m.
Barry Hyde was the only candidate to file for Pulaski County judge on Monday, the first day of the filing period for those seeking office in 2014.
posted: 02/25/2014 3:40 a.m.
The Little Rock School District has announced extended deadlines for applications to two schools that are offering redesigned academic programs for the 2014-15 school year.
posted: 02/23/2014 4:38 a.m.
NLR administrator to assume new role Beth Stewart, who was hired as an assistant superintendent for the North Little Rock School District last year, will become the district’s deputy superintendent in July at a salary of $143,311.87.
posted: 02/22/2014 3:12 a.m.
Planners of the newly approved Quest Middle School of West Little Rock are asking the Arkansas Department of Education to approve a change in the charter school’s Rahling Road location.
posted: 02/21/2014 4:37 a.m.
The North Little Rock School Board voted Thursday to offer a one-time incentive to eligible teachers and other certified employees and to support staff as a way to cut almost $10 million in personnel costs over eight years.