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Cynthia Howell

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LR program a classroom without walls

posted: 04/23/2014 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Pulaski County boundary lines will constitute the classroom walls for Little Rock Preparatory Academy charter school pupils who are selected to participate next year in a new, off-campus experiential learning program called Learning Pass.

Stephens district told to send nonrenewal letters

posted: 04/22/2014 4:50 a.m. Discuss

U.S. District Judge Susan O. Hickey has denied in part a request by the Stephens School District to put a hold on the state Board of Education’s order to break up the tiny school system and assign its parts to three neighboring districts, effective June 30.

Education notebook

posted: 04/20/2014 3:48 a.m. Discuss

District challenges dismantling decree The Stephens School District is challenging in federal court the Arkansas Board of Education’s April 10 order to split the legally undersize district among the Camden-Fairview, Magnolia and Nevada school districts, effective July 1.

Lynch Drive Elementary approved to close in June

posted: 04/18/2014 2:31 a.m. Discuss

Lynch Drive Elementary School in the North Little Rock School District will permanently close in June, which is a year earlier than what was originally scheduled in the district’s capital improvement plan.

LR schools said to need $47 million in fixes now

posted: 04/15/2014 3:55 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock School District campuses need about $47 million in immediate improvements to keep students and employees safe, warm and dry, members of a facility-study team said at school forums Monday night.

NLR district redrawing zones

posted: 04/14/2014 4:19 a.m. Discuss

Plans to change boundary lines for elementary school attendance zones in the North Little Rock School District are well underway.

Education notebook

posted: 04/13/2014 4:23 a.m. Discuss

Consultant sets 46 campus-use forums Three weeks of public forums about the status of and the possibilities for Little Rock School District campuses begin Monday.

Marianna schools in state hands

posted: 04/11/2014 3:35 a.m. Discuss

The Lee County School District is operating today without an elected school board and under the direction of the Arkansas Department of Education.

Stephens school split-up OK’d

posted: 04/11/2014 3:31 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Education voted Thursday to split the tiny Stephens School District among three neighboring school districts over the objections of the Stephens district’s leaders, who sought a merger with only one district.

Panel opts to review change in school site

posted: 04/11/2014 3:03 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday withheld its support for a proposed change in location for the new Quest Middle School of west Little Rock, voting instead to hold a hearing on the plan next month.

Arkansas Board of Education notebook

posted: 04/11/2014 2:39 a.m. Discuss

National standards in science backed The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday endorsed the use of recently developed national science standards as a guide for updating Arkansas’ own 2005 kindergarten-through-12th-grade science standards.

3 urge: Take over schools in Marianna

posted: 04/10/2014 4:49 a.m. Discuss

A three-member Arkansas Board of Education committee tasked with examining achievement and financial concerns in the Marianna-based Lee County School District agreed Wednesday that a state takeover of the district is warranted.

Education notebook

posted: 04/06/2014 4:24 a.m. Discuss

Reading-jobs suit now in U.S. court A lawsuit recently filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court by the Little Rock Education Association against Superintendent Dexter Suggs and the Little Rock School Board was moved to federal court Friday.

Magnet-school panel to dissolve, judge says

posted: 04/05/2014 3:47 a.m. Discuss

Big changes are in store for the Office of Desegregation Monitoring and the Magnet Review Committee, both agencies formed more than two decades ago by the federal courts to assist with desegregation efforts in the three Pulaski County school districts.

State divvies $54.3 million to aid schools

posted: 04/04/2014 3:01 a.m. Comment 1

A three-member commission of agency chiefs Thursday authorized $54.3 million in state aid to go for building projects in 54 Arkansas school districts.

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