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Cynthia Howell

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EStem selects site for new school

posted: 10/07/2015 3:15 a.m. Discuss

Leaders of eStem Public Charter Schools Inc. will ask state officials to approve a new elementary/middle school near Heifer International headquarters at the same time the charter school organization asks for approval to move its high school to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus.

New district's School Board urged to seek 7.6-mill tax increase

posted: 10/06/2015 4:08 a.m. Discuss

Tony Wood, superintendent of the Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District, on Monday recommended that the School Board ask voters for a 7.6-mill property tax increase at a special election in February to pay for campus construction.

Education notebook

posted: 10/04/2015 3:07 a.m. Discuss

Flippin school lead earns state honor Dale Query, a 42-year educator and the superintendent of the 805-student Flippin School District since 2005, is the 2016 Arkansas Superintendent of the Year.

2 new schools for Little Rock get push

posted: 10/02/2015 5:55 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock School District is restarting efforts to develop new school buildings in northwest and southwest sections of the district.

Exam-takers, success climb in Arkansas

posted: 10/01/2015 5:56 a.m. Discuss

The number of Arkansas high school students taking Advanced Placement tests increased slightly in 2015 over 2014, as did the number of test-takers who earned scores high enough to qualify for college credit.

Test chief: Failure targeted early

posted: 09/30/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The president of ACT Aspire, the new testing program mandated for Arkansas schools, said Tuesday that the elementary-into-high school exams are meant to identify gaps in student learning early -- before they derail a student's college and career plans.

Charter school system seeking OK to expand

posted: 09/28/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Lisa Academy charter school system is asking the state to approve a reorganization and expansion of campuses in west Little Rock and Sherwood for the 2016-17 school year.

Education notebook

posted: 09/27/2015 3:49 a.m. Discuss

Romania hosting 5 from Batesville Two Batesville High School students and three district staff members are in Romania assisting a sister school in Sighisoara with their technology needs, Batesville High Principal David Campbell said last week.

District projects $43.5M balance

posted: 09/26/2015 3:22 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock School District sent to the state this week a 2015-16 budget that anticipates revenue of $324.9 million, expenses of $317.6 million and a year-end balance, or contingency fund, of $43.5 million.

State certifies results in school elections

posted: 09/26/2015 3:17 a.m. Discuss

The Pulaski County Election Commission certified, or made official, the results of the Sept. 15 school board elections in the North Little Rock and the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski school districts.

LR district's advisers to split work among 4 groups

posted: 09/25/2015 2:46 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock School District's Civic Advisory Committee will divide into subcommittees to help formulate recommendations to district leaders on modernizing school buildings, raising student achievement and increasing public interest in the school system.

School Board reviews 3 sites for high school

posted: 09/22/2015 2:38 a.m. Discuss

Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District leaders on Monday reviewed three sites for a new Jacksonville High School campus along with forthcoming deadlines for applying for state funds to help with the building costs and for holding a special tax election.

Report: $3B spent on schools since '07

posted: 09/21/2015 5:43 a.m. Comments 2

An estimated nearly $3 billion has been spent by the state and its school districts on upgrading school buildings since the 2006-07 fiscal year, according to the latest version of an annual report to be sent to Arkansas lawmakers.

Education notebook

posted: 09/20/2015 3:59 a.m. Discuss

NLR district hears of endowment plan Scott Miller, who chose not to seek re-election to the North Little Rock School Board after serving two terms, announced Thursday that he and his wife Sonja are including in their estate a donation of at least $300,000 to an endowment fund for the district.

4 state Teacher of the Year finalists chosen

posted: 09/18/2015 5 a.m. Discuss

Four teachers from Stuttgart, Nashville, Hot Springs and Siloam Springs are vying to be Arkansas' 2016 Teacher of the Year.




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