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Education News

09/16/2014 Four Named Arkansas Teacher of the Year State Finalists

Four exemplary teachers were named 2015 Arkansas Teacher of the Year State Finalists at a ceremony with Gov. Mike Beebe today at the Capitol.

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09/12/2014 My Child/My Student Communication Campaign Announced

A student's academic success largely depends on positive, ongoing communication between a parent and teacher. To encourage productive conversations, the Arkansas Department of Education announces the My Child/My Student campaign. The campaign is a joint effort between ADE, the State Board of Education, and public education advocacy and support groups around the state.

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09/11/2014 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists Announced

Fifteen outstanding teachers from around the state have been selected as 2015 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists. Gov. Mike Beebe will recognize them at a ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. Sept. 16 in the Old Supreme Court Room at the Capitol. The top four finalists will be announced at the event.

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08/20/2014 Graduates Score Higher on ACT

Arkansas high school graduates performed better on the ACT in 2014, with scores advancing in multiple areas. These scores are reflective of the last ACT exam taken by 2014 seniors.

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08/14/2014 21 New Schools/Districts Receive Grants

The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to announce that 21 new schools/districts were selected to receive 21st Century Community Learning Center grants to establish before- and after-school programs for youth, families and communities.

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08/14/2014 SBE Joins Partnership With Foundations

The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday voted to establish a strategic partnership with the state’s two leading foundations committed to increasing educational attainment.

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08/11/2014 ADE Announces School Bus Safety Awareness Campaign

B.U.S. (Be aware. U stay alert. So kids don’t get hurt) Awareness is the theme for this year’s school bus safety awareness effort, which began today and will continue through Aug. 29.

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07/03/2014 U.S. Department of Education Approves Extensions for States Granted Flexibility from No Child Left Behind

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that six states - Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, South Dakota and Virginia - have received a one-year extension for flexibility from certain provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).

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Calendar of Events

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

2014 - 2015 Testing Calendar

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09/17/2014 Charter Authorizing Panel

Charter Authorizing Panel Meeting

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10/09/2014-10/10/2014 State Board of Education

SBE October Meetings

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11/13/2014-11/14/2014 State Board of Education

SBE November Meetings

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

SBE December Meetings

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