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Cynthia Howell

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Spinoff's bid to join school suit is rebuffed

posted: 05/20/2015 3:58 a.m. Discuss

U.S. District Judge D. Price Marshall Jr. on Tuesday rejected a request by the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District to be a party in the long-running Pulaski County school desegregation lawsuit -- at least for now.

Called 'ugly,' district-split plans advance unendorsed

posted: 05/20/2015 3:56 a.m. Discuss

Competing plans for splitting the staff between the Pulaski County Special School District and the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District will go to the state education commissioner for a decision without a recommendation from a local advisory board.

Education notebook

posted: 05/20/2015 2:57 a.m. Discuss

NLR district picks year’s top teacher Dayna Maloch, a second-grade teacher at Meadow Park Elementary in North Little Rock School District, is the district’s 2015-16 Teacher of the Year.

LR teachers, staff due checks for $350 extra

posted: 05/19/2015 3:11 a.m. Discuss

Teachers and most other employees in the Little Rock School District will each receive a $350 bonus next month as the result of an agreement reached by the district and the Little Rock Education Association, which is a union of teachers and the support staff.

90 seniors lauded at Governor's Mansion

posted: 05/19/2015 3:07 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Members of the Little Rock School District's Class of 2015 focused on their futures Monday, announcing to parents and dignitaries at the Governor's Mansion their plans to study subjects such as medicine, law, journalism, engineering and public policy at big and small universities across the nation.

Forrest City schools score praise

posted: 05/17/2015 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Board of Education members like what they hear about efforts in the Forrest City School District to raise student achievement, particularly at three state-labeled academically distressed schools.

Kurrus: District is down, not out

posted: 05/15/2015 4:05 a.m. Comments 2

Baker Kurrus, the new superintendent of the state-controlled Little Rock School District, on Thursday described myriad problems in the state's largest district but also said the system has "a better than fighting chance" of success if employees become motivated and the community engaged.

Board of Education notebook

posted: 05/15/2015 3:52 a.m. Discuss

Charter's future put on agenda for June The Arkansas Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to consider at its June 11 meeting the possibility of revoking or taking other action against the charter for Covenant Keepers College Preparatory school in southwest Little Rock.

CEO for PARCC test upholds it to governor's council

updated: 05/14/2015 4:03 a.m. Discuss

The chief executive of the organization overseeing a new, multistate student test used in Arkansas explained and defended the testing system Wednesday to the Governor's Council on Common Core Review.

County voters soundly reject school-millage increase

posted: 05/13/2015 4:09 a.m. Comments 8

Pulaski County Special School District voters on Tuesday defeated a proposed 5.6-mill property-tax increase to finance a $221 million school construction plan and help end federal court supervision of the district's desegregation efforts.

Education notebook

posted: 05/12/2015 2:54 a.m. Discuss

State board shifts meeting location The Arkansas Board of Education and its committees are meeting several days this week in a new location to accommodate heating and air conditioning system repairs being made in the Arch Ford Education Building.

In tax vote, school with walls a wish

posted: 05/10/2015 4:41 a.m. Discuss

Robinson Elementary School in the Pulaski County Special School District is a one-room schoolhouse of sorts -- but a really, really big room in which bookcases and other storage units section off classrooms without walls.

LR school to go on unchanged, 75 told

posted: 05/08/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock School District's Rockefeller Elementary School and early childhood education program for infants through fifth grades will continue to operate as is for the foreseeable future, the district's top brass said Thursday.

Education notebook

posted: 05/07/2015 3:07 a.m. Discuss

Sutterfield chosen for teacher award Spencer Sutterfield, a teacher at Little Rock's Parkview High School, was named the district's Teacher of the Year for 2015 at the annual Crystal Awards Gala last week at the Embassy Suites hotel.

State picks Kurrus for LR school chief

posted: 05/06/2015 4:07 a.m. Comments 4

Attorney, businessman and former Little Rock School Board member Baker Kurrus is the new superintendent of the state-controlled Little Rock School District, starting today.

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