Education Board reviews Arkansas LEARNS Act components with state officials
Moves by the state toward merit teacher pay, expanded school choice options, a new student testing program and a reconfigured A-to-F school grading system were…
LEARNS Act voucher request period to open in April
The application period will open in April for Arkansas families that want to attain for the first time state-funded vouchers of more than $6,800 per year for t…
Arkansas lawmakers approve 90-day funding rules for two tutoring programs
State lawmakers approved emergency rules Thursday for two tutoring programs established under the Arkansas LEARNS Act.
Sanders tells Christian school leaders some aspects of LEARNS Act will be ‘fluid’
Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders met Monday with heads of Christian schools around the state for a brief question-and-answer session.
School enrollment in state continues seesaw
Annual enrollment among Arkansas' public, private and home schools continues to seesaw, a trend that began with the covid-19 global pandemic and continues in p…
Schools seek waivers of state laws, rules
The Arkansas Board of Education will consider at its meeting Friday requests for waivers of some state laws and rules from the Marvell-Elaine School District, …
State grades Arkansas public schools
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is publishing today the 2023 state-applied A-to-F letter grades and the 2022 and 2023 Every Student Succeeds Act numerical scores…
Oliva addresses board on teacher licensure
Arkansas Education Secretary Jacob Oliva last week broached with state Board of Education members the idea of expanding the ways teacher candidates can attain …
Arkansas schools set to require community service
New community service requirements high school students must meet to graduate take effect this year, but school district officials say there are questions abou…
Arkansas LEARNS Act timeline
Track LEARNS from its beginnings to how the law is affecting education today.
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