Arkansas Board of Education approves release of draft rules for ‘school transformation contracts’
The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday approved the release for public review of a set of draft rules for "school transformation contracts."
Study finds that teacher retention is improving in state, but still well below pre-pandemic levels
Arkansas' elementary and secondary teachers were somewhat less likely in this 2023-24 school year to leave the school jobs they had last year, but teacher rete…
Original judge in LEARNS Act lawsuit recuses; Rudofsky tabbed to hear challenge over AP Black history course
U.S. District Judge Lee Rudofsky has been assigned to preside over a lawsuit challenging the LEARNS Act after the previous judge recused herself from the case …
Draft rules for LEARNS Act moving to public hearings
Draft rules for carrying out key provisions of the Arkansas LEARNS Act and other laws passed or altered in 2023 will go out to the public in the coming weeks f…
5 companies have submitted proposals to be the next Arkansas LEARNS voucher vendor
Five companies submitted proposals by last week's deadline to manage the distribution of millions of dollars in state funds to private schools and other servic…
Education Board reviews 8 sets of draft rules for LEARNS Act
Members of the Arkansas Board of Education on Wednesday took a first look at eight sets of draft rules for carrying out the LEARNS Act and other recent laws, i…
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…
Arkansas LEARNS Act timeline
Track LEARNS from its beginnings to how the law is affecting education today.
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