2023-24 school year kicks off Monday amid changes, innovations in Arkansas education

Vouchers, new test among what lies ahead

Tina Greenwood (right), principal of Gibbs Magnet Elementary School in Little Rock, greets students as they arrive for the first day of class in this Monday, Aug. 22, 2022 file photo. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Colin Murphey)

The 2023-24 school year that begins Monday for most kindergarten-through-12th grade students will be a baseline year for myriad changes and innovations in Arkansas education, both public and private.