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Jeannie Roberts

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Recent Stories by Jeannie Roberts

Report turned in, LR college staying silent

posted: 08/21/2014 4:11 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansas Baptist College submitted a report to answer concerns raised by a national accrediting organization -- but the college said it won't release the document to the public, leaving students and civic leaders who championed the college's neighborhood revitalization efforts uncertain about the college's future.

Default leaving farmers in limbo

posted: 08/17/2014 3:40 a.m. Comment 1

An eastern Arkansas commodities broker has been shut down by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, leaving farmers uncertain about whether they can recover money for their crops, officials said Saturday.

College exec's sights set high

posted: 08/17/2014 3:21 a.m. Comment 1

C.J. Duvall Jr. smoothed his yellow-and-blue-checked tie with his left hand as he swept the other out in front of him to point out the heavy wood and laminate conference tables on the second floor of the D.W. Reynolds Library and Technology Center at Philander Smith College.

District transfers revealed in report

posted: 08/16/2014 3:41 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Department of Education released a report Friday showing the number and races of students who transferred to other school districts under the state's school-choice law for the 2013-14 school year.

Plan to assign letter grades divides board

posted: 08/15/2014 2:27 a.m. Comment 1

The Arkansas Department of Education proposed Thursday a process to assign A-through-F letter grades to the state's public schools.

Board overturns 1 school-choice denial

posted: 08/15/2014 1:57 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday overturned the decision of one school district and upheld the decisions of three others to deny the incoming transfers of students.

Rules create way to get off registry

posted: 08/07/2014 5:39 a.m. Discuss

More people accused of child abuse can request removal from the state's maltreatment registry.

6-year rate rises at 3 universities

posted: 08/03/2014 3:54 a.m. Discuss

The six-year graduation rate for first-time students enrolled in public Arkansas universities dropped from 40.8 percent to 39.5 percent in 2013, according to an Arkansas Department of Higher Education report.

State panel endorses new child care rules

posted: 08/02/2014 3:27 a.m. Discuss

A governor-appointed commission Friday approved the state's new licensing requirements for child care centers.

Child-care licensing rules stall

posted: 07/26/2014 2:50 a.m. Discuss

The first overhaul to the state's licensing requirements for child care centers in more than 45 years failed Friday to move past a governor-appointed commission.


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