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Cynthia Howell

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State approves $44.5M for 49 school projects

posted: 05/26/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation voted Wednesday to provide $44,531,097 for 49 approved school construction, replacement and system repair projects across the state.

Bentonville, Rogers schools receive state funds

posted: 05/26/2016 1:06 a.m. Discuss

The Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation voted Wednesday to provide $44.5 million for 49 approved school construction, replacement and system repair projects across the state.

Top high school grads announce college plans

updated: 05/24/2016 6:43 a.m. Discuss

The highest-achieving members of Little Rock School District's Class of 2016 are planning careers in fields such as medicine, politics, economics, engineering and business after earning degrees from colleges and universities across the nation and in Canada.

High school seniors to take spring walk

posted: 05/21/2016 2:50 a.m. Discuss

Spring is a season for reaching milestones, and such is the case this year for J.A. Fair High School senior Dejah Taylor and for the after-school and summer program that has been a part of her life since eighth grade.

Advisory panel issues 44 pages on Little Rock schools

posted: 05/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A Little Rock School District committee created last year to give voice to residents in the state-controlled system issued a set of recommendations Thursday dealing with topics such as school-tax increases, reading programs, school-building conditions, charter schools and even the length of recess.

State charter panel backs Little Rock school's plan to move

posted: 05/19/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

An Arkansas Department of Education panel on Wednesday preliminarily approved a new location for the Little Rock Preparatory Academy's middle school and voted down a plan to replicate the A-graded Haas Hall Academy at a Springdale site.

No-license teachers face new hiring bar

posted: 05/18/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Emergency rules are now in place to ensure that teachers in core academic subjects are qualified to work in Arkansas' open-enrollment charter schools and in some traditional public schools where state teacher licensure requirements have been waived.

Pausing schools' distressed labels on session's list

posted: 05/17/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Gov. Asa Hutchinson's list of issues to be addressed during a special legislative session later this week includes education.

Eager to get started, Poore says

updated: 05/14/2016 3:15 a.m. Discuss

A new superintendent is moving into the Little Rock School District. He's just been armed with a district cellphone pre-loaded with numbers that he is champing at the bit to call.

2 advisory panels set; Little Rock schools hot topic

posted: 05/13/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 6

Arkansas Education Commissioner Johnny Key on Thursday announced appointments to one new education committee for south Pulaski County and described the process for forming a second advisory group for the state-controlled Little Rock School District.

3,900 Little Rock school contracts reworked; jobs, hours cut

posted: 05/11/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

Nearly all of Little Rock School District's 3,900 employees are receiving letters this spring telling them that their current contracts as now written are not being renewed for the coming 2016-17 school year.

School-vote problems foreseen

posted: 05/11/2016 3:21 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County election leaders said Tuesday that a decision to hold a Pulaski County Special School Board election -- the first since 2010 -- in conjunction with the Nov. 8 general election raises financial and logistical issues.

Education notebook

posted: 05/08/2016 2:47 a.m. Discuss

New district board picks Titan mascot The current 2015-16 school year is the final year for the Jacksonville High and North Pulaski High school mascots -- the Red Devils and the Falcons, respectively.

High school winners of quiz bowl named

posted: 05/08/2016 1:02 a.m. Discuss

Teams of students from Norfork, Hazen, Haas Hall Academy, Subiaco, Little Rock Christian, Russellville and Fayetteville recently won the 2016 Arkansas Quiz Bowl championships in their high school classifications.

Third charter school asks to grow Little Rock rolls

posted: 05/07/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Another open-enrollment charter school system in the Little Rock School District is asking for state approval to expand.

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