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Cynthia Howell

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Change keeps 2 county schools

posted: 04/25/2015 3:04 a.m. Discuss

Plans are changing for the Pulaski County Special School District's College Station, Harris and Scott elementary campuses, which are set to be closed and replaced with a single, new school with proceeds from a proposed property tax increase.

Common Core talks underway

updated: 04/23/2015 10:43 p.m. Discuss

Arkansas is a unique state that needs an "Arkansas solution" regarding education standards for its public school students, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday.

Common Core hearings start today

posted: 04/23/2015 3:10 a.m. Discuss

Nearly a dozen teacher leaders, university faculty members, school superintendents and state agency administrators will present information on the Common Core State Standards to a review council today on the first of five days of hearings at the Arkansas Capitol.

Suggs quits LR schools; $250,000 payout OK'd

posted: 04/22/2015 4:16 a.m. Comments 11

Little Rock School District interim Superintendent Dexter Suggs resigned Tuesday, effective immediately, as part of a settlement and severance agreement that provides Suggs with a payout of nearly $250,000 by Jan. 1.

In schools' split, staff's say sought

posted: 04/21/2015 3:38 a.m. Discuss

Teacher leaders in the Pulaski County Special School District say they have an alternative to the district's proposal for dividing teachers and principals between Pulaski County Special and the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski school districts.

LR's Suggs: Don't feel it's plagiarism

posted: 04/21/2015 3:08 a.m. Comments 2

Little Rock interim Superintendent Dexter Suggs, who is facing accusations of plagiarism, said Monday that "everything was aboveboard" in his 2009 doctoral dissertation at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Restart school talks, judge urges

posted: 04/18/2015 2:39 a.m. Comment 1

A federal judge said Friday that it's not his place to manage the separation of the Pulaski County Special and Jacksonville/North Pulaski school districts, and he urged the parties in the case who have stalled in their negotiations to restart their talks.

Parents' input helping shape campus plans

posted: 04/17/2015 2:17 a.m. Comments 3

Little Rock School District interim Superintendent Dexter Suggs has shown this week that his proposals for alterations at some schools next school year are at this point subject to change in discussion with parents.

State's schools earn A's, F's for first time

posted: 04/16/2015 4:15 a.m. Comments 16

Arkansas' more than 1,000 public schools received letter grades Wednesday ranging from A's for excellence to F's for schoolwide low achievement, just like the grades the schools give to their students.

Charter school gets reprieve

posted: 04/16/2015 3:23 a.m. Comments 3

An Arkansas Department of Education panel voted Wednesday to take no action against the Covenant Keepers Charter School in southwest Little Rock despite the school being classified by the state agency as academically distressed.

School plan has 4 zones for LR

posted: 04/15/2015 3:08 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock School District posted on its website late Tuesday afternoon a proposal for organizing 48 schools into four kindergarten-through-12th-grade "academic zones," each under the direction of the superintendent or a chief improvement officer.

State set to shift to letter-grade school appraisals

posted: 04/15/2015 3:01 a.m. Discuss

Today, Arkansas public schools will receive A-F letter grades for student achievement on the annual online report cards produced by the state.

LR plans shape up to convert 2 schools

posted: 04/14/2015 3:17 a.m. Comments 6

Planning is underway to vacate all jobs at one Little Rock elementary school and convert another into a stand-alone early childhood education center for the forthcoming 2015-16 school year, interim Superintendent Dexter Suggs said.

State education notebook

posted: 04/13/2015 2:36 a.m. Discuss

State asks to renew No Child act waiver

Education notebook

posted: 04/12/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

4 in state awarded merit scholarship

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