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Cynthia Howell

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Education notebook: Education notebook

updated: 12/20/2014 11:39 p.m. Discuss

214 state teachers earn certification

District declared special-ed unitary

posted: 12/19/2014 2:39 a.m. Discuss

A federal judge Thursday released the Pulaski County Special School District from further monitoring of its special-education services to students, leaving the district with five areas of its operation still under court supervision.

NLR board backs $20M in school upgrades

posted: 12/17/2014 3:09 a.m. Discuss

The North Little Rock School Board agreed Tuesday to put $20 million into middle school renovations and to maintain its earlier commitment to cut $8.3 million in operating costs by 2017-18 to help finance the district's construction program.

Facilities deal sent to judge in school suit

posted: 12/16/2014 3:41 a.m. Discuss

The Pulaski County Special School District on Monday announced its most specific plan to date for asking voters to approve a tax increase next year to pay for the construction of two new high schools and other school renovations.

Panel to help state in enacting military-kids schools compact

updated: 12/13/2014 8:42 p.m. Discuss

Military families with questions or problems about transitioning their children in and out of Arkansas schools now have a new resource from which to receive guidance and assistance.

Education notebook

posted: 12/14/2014 2:46 a.m. Discuss

Experts tout new science standards

2 districts work out merger

posted: 12/12/2014 3:41 a.m. Discuss

The Hartford School District will be incorporated into the Hackett School District in Sebastian County next year because of declining enrollment -- a voluntary merger crafted by the districts and approved Thursday by the Arkansas Board of Education.

Board of Education notebook

posted: 12/12/2014 3:34 a.m. Discuss

New public charter school OK'd for LR

State pupils among first to try new test

posted: 12/07/2014 4:55 a.m. Discuss

Students in Monticello, Benton, Bentonville and a handful of other Arkansas high schools are among the first in the state and nation this month to take the new exams that are replacing Arkansas' End-of-Course and Benchmark tests.

$960 teacher bonuses OK'd

posted: 12/06/2014 2:26 a.m. Discuss

Teachers in the Pulaski County Special School District can expect to receive salary bonuses of $960 each before the annual winter break for the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

Career-education chief set to exit

posted: 12/04/2014 3:49 a.m. Comment 1

William "Bill" Walker Jr., director of the Arkansas Department of Career Education since 2007, notified employees in his agency Wednesday that he will not be retained in the job by Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson.

School-rating rules to be revised

posted: 12/02/2014 3:25 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Education on Monday repealed its rules for assigning A-F letter grades to more than 1,000 public schools so it could alter a provision in those rules for grading alternative education campuses.

Jacksonville's Lester chosen to lead district

posted: 12/02/2014 3:24 a.m. Discuss

The interim School Board for the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District on Monday made veteran educator Bobby G. Lester its choice for interim superintendent until a national search for a permanent leader is done in the spring.

In NLR, 2 more schools opening

posted: 11/30/2014 2:56 a.m. Discuss

For those keeping a tally, the North Little Rock School District has completed construction of three school buildings as part of its $265.5 million initiative to reduce 21 campuses to 13, most of which will be newly constructed or extensively renovated.

Thanks given at county's schools

posted: 11/27/2014 3:26 a.m. Discuss

This Thanksgiving week marks a first for students and many employees in the Little Rock and Pulaski County Special school districts -- a full week away from their schools and classrooms.

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