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Cynthia Howell

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ESTEM chief says districts can ally

posted: 07/26/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

John Bacon, the chief executive officer of eSTEM Public Charter Schools Inc., said Monday that the time is right for cooperation among Pulaski County's traditional school districts and independently operated charter schools.

Education advisory group to meet

posted: 07/24/2016 3:43 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock Area Public Education Stakeholder Group will meet at 5 p.m. Monday at the Arkansas Department of Education, 4 Capitol Mall, in Little Rock.

Education notebook

posted: 07/24/2016 3:41 a.m. Discuss

Mediation orderedin legal-fees dispute

Little Rock schools chief plans walkabout

posted: 07/23/2016 3:39 a.m. Discuss

Mike Poore, the new superintendent of the Little Rock School District, will be knocking on doors of central Little Rock homes this afternoon as part of his effort to meet residents and exchange views on the district's schools.

Schools to start using new standards

posted: 07/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

New English/language arts standards for kindergarten through 12th grades will be introduced in Arkansas' public school classrooms in the 2016-17 school year and fully implemented the year after that.

School district wants court guidance on student transfer

posted: 07/22/2016 2:46 a.m. Discuss

The Jacksonville/North Pulaski School Board voted Thursday to ask a federal judge whether an Arkansas Board of Education decision allowing an interdistrict student transfer complies with a 2014 desegregation case agreement.

Education notebook

posted: 07/20/2016 3:27 a.m. Discuss

District makes deal to trademark logo

7 to sit on Little Rock schools' new panel

posted: 07/16/2016 6:15 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansas Education Commissioner Johnny Key on Friday named seven people to the new Community Advisory Board for the state-controlled Little Rock School District.

Board OKs district waivers, mostly on teacher licensure

posted: 07/16/2016 2:54 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Education on Friday approved waivers of some state laws and rules for 16 school districts, giving them some of the same flexibility earlier awarded to charter schools that serve students in their districts.

Charter’s move, another’s 3rd school OK’d by Arkansas Board of Education

posted: 07/15/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday approved a new location for the Little Rock Preparatory Academy’s middle school for August operation and a new Haas Hall Academy campus to open in 2017 in Springdale.

Education Board spikes denials, lets 2 Arkansas families change districts

posted: 07/15/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday allowed two families who were initially denied Arkansas School Choice Act transfers for their children to make those transfers to schools in neighboring districts after all.

Arkansas Board of Education approves Haas Hall expansion in Springdale

posted: 07/14/2016 5:02 p.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Education voted 6-2 Thursday afternoon to approve a license for Haas Hall to open a third campus in August 2017 inside the Jones Center in Springdale.

State board approves new location for Little Rock charter middle school

posted: 07/14/2016 3:23 p.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday approved a new location for the Little Rock Preparatory Academy’s charter middle school.

Panel begins framing research for LR-area schools

posted: 07/12/2016 3:25 a.m. Discuss

A state-appointed committee on Little Rock area schools began Monday listing the questions it will pose to a researcher regarding how best to attain quality instruction, cost efficiency and attractive campuses in an area served by both charter and traditional public schools.

ACT ASPIRE RESULTS: On test, 68% hit mark in English

updated: 07/11/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Well over half of Arkansas students who took state-required ACT Aspire exams for the first time this spring met or exceeded desired achievement levels in English, putting them on pace to score well on college-entrance exams in 11th or 12th grades.

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