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11/21/2014 2015 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Announced

Ouida Newton, a math teacher at Poyen High School, was named the 2015 Arkansas Teacher of the Year today at a surprise notification event in Poyen.

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11/21/2014 Becoming an Arkansas Teacher Event Set for Nov. 22

Arkansans who are interested in becoming an Arkansas teacher can learn more about the process at the Arkansas Department of Education's Becoming an Arkansas Teacher event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 22 at the Holiday Inn-Airport, 3201 Bankhead Drive, Little Rock.

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11/19/2014 Support National Parental Involvement Day Nov. 20

The Arkansas Department of Education encourages parents, teachers, administrators and businesses to support National Parental Involvement Day Nov. 20. Research shows that a child’s academic progress greatly improves when parents or guardians are involved in their child’s education.

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11/18/2014 215 Public Schools Qualify for Reward Funds

Based on results from the 2014 school year, as authorized through the Arkansas School Recognition and Reward Program, 215 public schools are recognized as high performing schools.

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11/05/2014 67 Schools Improve, Receiving Achieving Status

A total of 67 public schools showed sufficient improvement on test scores to meet annual targets that were approved by the U.S. Department of Education and are designated as Achieving schools.

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10/09/2014 Ebola Guidance for Arkansas Schools

The World Health Organization declared an international emergency related to the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa in September. Responses to this outbreak include: 1) neutralizing the outbreak within the countries of origin, 2) preventing transmission outside the country by screening travelers at departure from West Africa and re-entry to their home country, and 3) alerting health providers and others to increase their surveillance of those at risk. The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is committed to supporting objective three by educating travelers and those institutions such as schools that host travelers as well as providers about managing those at risk.

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10/07/2014 Arkansas' Advanced Placement Scores Increase in 2014

Arkansas students' overall Advanced Placement scores increased in 2014.

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10/03/2014 Four Arkansas Schools Recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools

The U.S. Department of Education named four Arkansas schools as 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools. The four public schools were Centerpoint Primary School in the Centerpoint School District, Eastside Elementary School in the Rogers School District, M.A. Hardin Elementary School in the White Hall School District and Norfork Elementary School in the Norfork School District. St. Joseph Catholic School in Fayetteville was also named a National Blue Ribbon School. St. Joseph is a private school.

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Calendar of Events

07/01/2014-06/30/2015 Testing Calendar

2014 - 2015 Testing Calendar

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12/11/2014-12/12/2014 State Board of Education

SBE December Meetings

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