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Cynthia Howell

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On snow day, many pupils go to school at home in state first

posted: 01/17/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Tuesday was not only a snow day for students and teachers in many Arkansas school districts but also their first work-from-home day.

Driven students on new path; Maumelle, Mills plan online, self-paced learning programs

posted: 01/15/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

An education in which students work online at their own pace in a setting of their choice will be an option for students at Mills University Studies and Maumelle high schools in the Pulaski County Special School District in 2018-19.

State student plan gets more queries; process with U.S. called ‘fast, furious’

posted: 01/13/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Education wrapped up two days of meetings Friday during which members acted on the renewal of seven charter schools and approved waivers on the school start date for the Little Rock and Pulaski County Special districts.

Little Rock Nine's Elizabeth Eckford returns to ’57 in book

posted: 01/10/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A new dress, a new school and an unprecedented opportunity to be a part of educational and societal change: 15-year-old Elizabeth Eckford was excited about starting classes at Little Rock Central High School on the morning of Sept. 4, 1957.

2 Pulaski County schools' revisions approved

posted: 01/10/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The School Board for the Pulaski County Special School District on Tuesday consented to some change orders and reconfigured construction plans for the new Robinson Middle and Mills High schools that are to open in August.

Pulaski County Special School District Board sets pay to helm schools; interim leader to apply for job

posted: 01/09/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The School Board for the Pulaski County Special School District on Monday settled on an approximate annual salary of $215,000 for the superintendent's job in the 12,000-student system.

Education notebook: North Little Rock schools report racially disproportionate suspension rates; official calls numbers 'alarming'

updated: 01/08/2018 11:07 a.m.

The North Little Rock School District levied 363 out-of-school suspensions against black male students in the first semester of this school year.

U.S. asks state to tweak plan for student success

posted: 01/06/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. Department of Education has asked Arkansas to address parts of its plan for carrying out the federal Every Student Succeeds Act that deal with base-line achievement data and interim measures of student progress.

Improved draft rules on school reuse urged; process ‘gamed’ by some, Arkansas lawmaker says

posted: 01/06/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Draft rules for a 2017 state law that enables charter-school operators to acquire "unused" or "underutilized" public school district buildings need better definitions of the terms, a legislative sponsor of the law says.

Rules drafted for Arkansas charters' school-site use

posted: 01/01/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Vacant or underused public school buildings across Arkansas will be catching second looks from charter school operators in the coming months -- the result of a law passed in early 2017 and the proposed rules for carrying out that law.

New rules give more freedom to Arkansas parents homeschooling children

posted: 12/30/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 8

Parents of thousands of home-schooled Arkansas students are no longer required to annually describe to the state the curriculum they will teach, their teaching schedule or their teaching qualifications, according to 2017 changes in state law.

New high school progressing

posted: 12/26/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Construction of the new Wilbur D. Mills High School in the Pulaski County Special School District is better than 65 percent complete -- but only the roofline is visible to sharp-eyed passers-by on East Dixon Road.

New high school progressing; airier replacement for Mills on track to open in August

posted: 12/25/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Construction of the new Wilbur D. Mills High School in the Pulaski County Special School District is better than 65 percent complete -- but only the roofline is visible to sharp-eyed passers-by on East Dixon Road.

Education notebook

posted: 12/24/2017 3:15 a.m. Discuss

School-case expert to work till August

Panel OKs renewals of 3 open-enrollment charter schools in state

posted: 12/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The state's Charter Authorizing Panel on Thursday approved the multiyear renewal of three open-enrollment charter schools, including one of the state's oldest -- Arkansas Arts Academy in Rogers.

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