posted: 03/24/2017 4:30 a.m.
Margot Lee Shetterly, the author of Hidden Figures, a book about black women mathematicians in America's 20th-century space race, said Thursday that the women she chronicled fought to dismantle race and gender barriers.
posted: 03/18/2017 2:21 a.m.
Spare unused-leave pay, NLR chief says
posted: 03/16/2017 4:30 a.m.
Rockbridge Montessori School, a 2-year-old taxpayer-supported charter school in Little Rock, has until the middle of April to show management improvements that are necessary if the school is to avoid closure.
posted: 03/15/2017 4:30 a.m.
An attorney for black students in a long-running Pulaski County school desegregation lawsuit predicted Tuesday that a trial will be necessary to resolve staffing and facility disputes with the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District.
posted: 03/14/2017 2:38 a.m.
A state committee formed last year to find ways in which traditional schools and charter schools in Little Rock might cooperate spent time Monday "pingponging" ideas as members begin a push to finalize their recommendations.
posted: 03/13/2017 2:48 a.m.
School chief’s case taken to state board
posted: 03/10/2017 4:30 a.m.
Two school systems and 15 schools -- including three each in Little Rock and Forrest City -- will keep their state-applied "academic distress" labels for another year, the Arkansas Board of Education decided Thursday.
posted: 03/09/2017 5:45 a.m.
Thirteen organizations have notified the Arkansas Department of Education that they intend to apply to operate 16 new open-enrollment charter schools -- including six in Greater Little Rock and four in Pine Bluff -- beginning in 2018-19.
posted: 03/07/2017 4:30 a.m.
More than 500 Arkansas public schools -- nearly half of the 1,088 schools in the state -- participate in Breakfast After the Bell programs that provide students with a morning meal as part of the school day.
posted: 03/04/2017 2:43 a.m.
2 candidates vie to head up union
posted: 03/02/2017 4:30 a.m.
Arkansas' limited resources must be directed to well-researched, proven measures to raise student achievement and not be diverted to more "divisive" plans dealing with school choice and tax money to private schools, leaders of public education groups said Wednesday.
posted: 03/01/2017 3:37 a.m.
The Little Rock School District on Tuesday announced it is seeking proposals for the use of two campuses -- Franklin Elementary and Woodruff Early Childhood Center -- that will no longer house district pupils after this school year.
posted: 02/28/2017 2:38 a.m.
Students at Beebe in national contest
updated: 02/26/2017 3:43 a.m.
The Arkansas Department of Education has released estimated federal grant amounts for school districts in 2017-18 that reflect funding formula changes in a new federal law and the population shifts within the state.
posted: 02/24/2017 4:30 a.m.
The Little Rock School District released details Thursday about a planned multimillion-dollar capital improvement program that hinges on voter approval of a property-tax extension at a special election proposed for May 9.