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Education notebook

posted: 10/23/2017 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Event to showcase LR magnet schools

In North Little Rock, bonus set in schools at $2,500

posted: 10/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Each full-time North Little Rock School District employee -- including teachers and support staff members -- will receive a one-time, $2,500 bonus next month in lieu of permanent increases in pay for the 2017-18 school year.

Education notebook

posted: 10/15/2017 3:11 a.m. Discuss

School standards' successor sought

Board OKs waivers for Little Rock school system

posted: 10/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock School District is now among nearly 100 of the state's traditional school districts to receive waivers from state rules and laws that were earlier awarded to publicly funded but independently operated charter schools.

Earle district gets distress tag

posted: 10/13/2017 2:46 a.m. Discuss

The state Board of Education on Thursday voted to classify the Earle School District as being in fiscal distress, a status that puts the 572-student district in jeopardy of state takeover.

NLR graduate gets School Board post

posted: 10/13/2017 2:45 a.m. Discuss

R. Hannah Chambers is the choice of the North Little Rock School Board to fill the board vacancy created by the resignation last month of Scott Teague.

Pulaski County School Board digs into cost overruns

posted: 10/11/2017 3:45 a.m. Comment 1

Board members for the Pulaski County Special School District pushed Tuesday for answers and solutions to news this week that the district is $21 million over budget for the construction of the new Mills High and Robinson Middle schools.

Tab for 2 new central Arkansas schools put at $21M higher

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

Construction of the new Mills High and Joe T. Robinson Middle schools in the Pulaski County Special School District are projected to total $101 million, $21 million more than the $80 million approved by the state in March 2016, an attorney for the district said Monday.

Little Rock school district targets youths' health

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

The Little Rock School District's Stephens Elementary is not only the new home to pupils previously assigned to Franklin Elementary, but it is also the site of a newly expanded, community-supported health center for children at three schools and their siblings.

Education notebook

posted: 10/08/2017 2:35 a.m. Discuss

Teacher licensing is focus of LR event

District's release by court opposed

posted: 10/07/2017 3:44 a.m. Discuss

Attorneys for black students in a long-running Pulaski County school desegregation lawsuit said Friday that the Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District's recent request to be released from federal court supervision is "at a minimum ... premature."

Pulaski County school district's budget shows shortfall

posted: 10/06/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Pulaski County Special School District anticipates state and local revenue of nearly $155 million in 2017-18 and $156.9 million in expenditures, raising the potential for a draw from the $19,714,481 carried over from the past year.

School Board zeros in on bonuses, tech

posted: 10/06/2017 2:50 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock School Board members conferred with their financial advisers Thursday on the affordability of employee bonuses plus upgrades to the district technology system that will provide every student with a computing device.

School board seeks applicants for post being left by Miles

posted: 10/04/2017 3:12 a.m. Discuss

The Jacksonville/North Pulaski School Board is seeking applicants to fill a board vacancy created by the resignation of Carol Miles this week.

Construction begins on first high school built in Little Rock School District in 51 years

posted: 10/03/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 15

Construction is underway on what will be the largest school in the Little Rock School District and the first high school built in the district since work began on Parkview High School in 1966.

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