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Cynthia Howell

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2 on NLR board explain inaction

posted: 01/21/2017 3:21 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock School Board members elaborated Friday on their relationship with Superintendent Kelly Rodgers after a board member's motion to extend Rodgers' contract by a year died for lack of a second the night before.

No extra contract year for North Little Rock school chief

posted: 01/20/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The North Little Rock School Board on Thursday did not extend Superintendent Kelly Rodgers' contract, leaving him two more years as its chief executive.

Little Rock school chief gets earful on cuts

posted: 01/19/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

Parents of pupils at Little Rock's Franklin Elementary and neighbors to the school turned out Wednesday to question and fight proposals by district leaders to close Franklin and other campuses next school year as a way to cut expenses.

Little Rock schools superintendent unveils new budget cuts; 4 campuses to close or be repurposed

posted: 01/18/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

Little Rock School District Superintendent Mike Poore on Tuesday announced a newly revised list of budget cut proposals for 2017-18 that will close or repurpose four campuses but, in a change, will keep Carver Magnet Elementary on the city’s east side in operation.

Education notebook

posted: 01/15/2017 2:53 a.m. Discuss

Federal deadline for plans moved

Waivers a concern to board

updated: 01/14/2017 2:57 a.m. Discuss

In just two years, 57 of Arkansas' more than 230 school districts acquired the same waivers of state rules and laws awarded to charter schools and schools of innovation.

Arkansas Board of Education renews state charters for 3 systems

posted: 01/13/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday accepted a panel's earlier decisions to renew state-issued charters for three open-enrollment charter school systems in Pulaski County for terms ranging from three to 13 years.

Little Rock schools set March vote on tax

posted: 01/11/2017 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

The Little Rock School District will ask voters at a special election March 14 to approve an extension of existing property-tax mills to finance a new high school and make improvements at other campuses.

Proposals aired on expansion of Pulaski County school's campus

posted: 01/11/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The School Board for the Pulaski County Special School District heard proposals Tuesday for expanding Sylvan Hills High School, which has doubled its enrollment since 2010-11 to 1,452 this year and is projected to reach more than 1,600 next year.

Education notebook

posted: 01/08/2017 2:30 a.m. Discuss

LR district looks to join network

Big turnout, record donations mark school election on Nov. 8

posted: 01/07/2017 3:25 a.m. Discuss

The November School Board election in the Pulaski County Special School District -- the first to be held in conjunction with a general election -- generated more campaign contributions and more voters per contested race than in school elections of past years.

Half-year at Little Rock, school chief says better district will arise

posted: 12/31/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

Despite six months of juggling academically distressed schools, budget cuts and public skepticism, Little Rock Superintendent Mike Poore insists that better days are ahead for the state's largest school system.

Plan to design, pay for Little Rock high school jelling

posted: 12/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock School District leaders are in the midst of planning the construction of a new high school.

State doling out $7M to top-testing schools

updated: 12/23/2016 3:53 a.m. Discuss

Nearly $7 million in rewards will go to more than 150 Arkansas public schools in the coming weeks for their performance on last spring's state-required math and literacy exams.

Arkansas panel OKs 13-year renewal of charter school system

posted: 12/16/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The state's Charter Authorizing Panel on Thursday voted in support of a 13-year charter renewal for the 2,000-student LISA Academy system in Little Rock and North Little Rock, and a three-year charter renewal for the academically struggling Little Rock Preparatory Academy.

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