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Cynthia Howell

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LR hires middle school principal

posted: 02/06/2016 3:32 a.m. Discuss

Jason "Jay" Pickering, principal of Bryant High School since 2010, will be the principal of the Little Rock School District's new middle school at 5701 Ranch Drive.

Education notebook

posted: 02/03/2016 3 a.m. Discuss

Grant lets schools try online program Learning Blade, an online program that uses a game format to familiarize middle school students with careers in science, technology, engineering and math, is now available to Arkansas schools on a pilot basis.

Vote nears on securing more mills for district

posted: 01/31/2016 3:35 a.m. Comment 1

When Jacksonville civic leaders pushed to form their own school district, the desire for improved school buildings was a motivator.

3 LR grade schools face changes

posted: 01/29/2016 2:33 a.m. Comments 2

Little Rock Superintendent Baker Kurrus said Thursday that the district will disband its 2-year-old, underused Geyer Springs Gifted and Talented Academy and convert that campus into an early-childhood center.

Division for schools gets chief

posted: 01/29/2016 2:25 a.m. Comment 1

Brad Montgomery will become the new director of the Arkansas Division of Public School Academic and Facilities and Transportation on Feb. 15 as a result of a unanimous vote Thursday by the division's three-member commission.

$6M from state, gifts to fund 200 teachers

posted: 01/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 7

Teach for America will increase its teacher numbers in Arkansas by more than 200 and expand the districts it serves to include the Little Rock School District with $6 million from the state and private donors, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Wednesday.

School Board extends contract

posted: 01/27/2016 3:07 a.m. Discuss

The North Little Rock School Board has extended Superintendent Kelly Rodgers' contract by one year, giving him a three-year contract, School Board President Luke King said Tuesday.

NLR district raises pay of some fill-ins

posted: 01/26/2016 3:38 a.m. Discuss

Substitute teachers in the North Little Rock School District will be paid $65 a day, up from $60, as a result of the increase in the minimum wage that was approved by Arkansas voters in November 2014.

State posts proposed guidelines for math

posted: 01/25/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

A draft of newly revised math standards to be used as the basis for instruction in the state's kindergarten-through-12th-grade classrooms is now available online for public scrutiny and comment.

7 charter campuses proposed

updated: 01/23/2016 3:08 a.m. Comment 1

Existing open-enrollment charter school groups are planning to open as many as seven new campuses -- including five in the Little Rock School District over three years -- if their pending applications are approved by state officials in the coming weeks.

State posts proposed guidelines for math

posted: 01/23/2016 2:43 a.m. Discuss

A draft of newly revised math standards to be used as the basis for instruction in the state's kindergarten-through-12th-grade classrooms is now available online for public scrutiny and comment.

Principals recommended at 6 schools in new district

posted: 01/23/2016 2:34 a.m. Discuss

The superintendent of the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District will ask the district's School Board on Monday to approve his selection of candidates for six principal positions and two district jobs.

Jones exiting state job for school district post

posted: 01/21/2016 3:07 a.m. Discuss

Debbie Jones, the Arkansas Department of Education's assistant commissioner for learning services, is resigning the state post she has held for 19 months to become deputy superintendent of the Bentonville School District, effective Feb. 1.

Board of education notebook

posted: 01/18/2016 3:39 a.m. Discuss

Board OKs first-everm computer standards

Education notebook

posted: 01/17/2016 2:43 a.m. Discuss

Board approves 6 for advisory work The Arkansas Board of Education approved the appointments last week of six new members to the Pulaski County Community Advisory Board, which will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the district's administration building, 925 E. Dixon Road in Little Rock.

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