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Education News

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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06/12/2014 Tony Wood Selected as Commissioner

The State Board of Education approved Tony Wood as the Arkansas Department of Education commissioner at its meeting today.

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05/28/2014 Chicot Primary School Wins Student Video Contest

The Arkansas Department of Education announced that Chicot Primary School in the Little Rock School District won the Education for a New Generation Student Video Contest.

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05/27/2014 Three Districts Awarded Funds for Health Centers

Three school districts recently received state funding to implement School Based Health Centers.

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Calendar of Events

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

2014 - 2015 Testing Calendar

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09/11/2014-09/12/2014 State Board of Education

SBE September Meetings

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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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