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Cynthia Howell

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Board installs Key at state's education chief

posted: 03/26/2015 4:22 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Education made Gov. Asa Hutchinson's selection for Arkansas education commissioner official Wednesday by voting unanimously to employ former Sen. Johnny Key for the job.

LR school-takeover suit keeps schedule

posted: 03/25/2015 3:18 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Tuesday denied without comment a request for an expedited briefing schedule in an appeal in a lawsuit challenging the Arkansas Board of Education's Jan. 28 takeover of the Little Rock School District.

Education notebook

posted: 03/24/2015 2:56 a.m. Discuss

Board to discuss pick for top post

Education notebook

posted: 03/22/2015 3:40 a.m. Discuss

Districts choose snow-day options

State justices pause hearing on LR district

posted: 03/20/2015 2:51 a.m. Comment 1

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday stopped in midstream a Pulaski County Circuit Court hearing in a lawsuit to reverse the state Board of Education's Jan. 28 takeover of the Little Rock School District and dismissal of its elected School Board.

Justices pause hearing on Little Rock School District

posted: 03/20/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK -- The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday stopped in midstream a Pulaski County Circuit Court hearing in a lawsuit to reverse the state Board of Education's Jan. 28 takeover of the Little Rock School District and dismissal of its elected School Board.

Plaintiffs testify district is adrift

posted: 03/19/2015 3:53 a.m. Comment 1

Displaced Little Rock School Board members told a Pulaski County circuit judge Wednesday that the state's Jan. 28 takeover of the district was an unwarranted surprise that has left the system without a plan for academic improvement.

Delay injunction hearing in takeover, court urged

posted: 03/18/2015 4:06 a.m. Discuss

Attorneys defending the state's Jan. 28 takeover of the Little Rock School District asked a Pulaski County Circuit judge on Tuesday to delay today's hearing pending the outcome of their appeal to the Arkansas Supreme Court.

21 on roster of LR district's civic panel

posted: 03/18/2015 3:10 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock area lawmakers have selected nine community members and representatives of philanthropic organizations to serve on the new Little Rock School District Civic Advisory Committee.

State requests dismissal of lawsuit on LR district takeover

posted: 03/17/2015 2:58 a.m. Discuss

Attorneys for the state defendants in a lawsuit challenging the Jan. 28 takeover of the Little Rock School District, including the dissolution of the School Board, asked a Pulaski County circuit judge on Monday to dismiss the case.

Education notebook

posted: 03/17/2015 2:51 a.m. Discuss

NLR charter school hires first principal

Education notebook

posted: 03/15/2015 2:36 a.m. Discuss

Online readiness tests start off well

Schools in Lee County district to return to local supervision

posted: 03/13/2015 2:50 a.m. Discuss

The state-controlled Lee County School District based in Marianna will be returned to local management after a new School Board is elected in September and trained, the state Board of Education decided Thursday.

2 oldest charter schools renewed

posted: 03/13/2015 2:33 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday affirmed a state panel's earlier decisions to renew the charters for Academics Plus Charter School in Maumelle and the Arkansas Arts Academy in Rogers, the state's two oldest charter schools.

2 LR-area school districts call for city-limit turfs, 2 pan idea

posted: 03/12/2015 3:13 a.m. Discuss

The superintendents of the Little Rock and North Little Rock school districts on Wednesday urged a state committee to consider expanding their district boundaries to their city limits, while Pulaski County Special and Jacksonville district leaders argued for keeping existing district lines intact.

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