News Releases

News Releases

Graduates Score Higher on ACT

08/20/2014

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.

21 New Schools/Districts Receive Grants

08/14/2014

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.

SBE Joins Partnership With Foundations

08/14/2014

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.

ADE Announces School Bus Safety Awareness Campaign

08/11/2014

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.

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

07/03/2014

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).

Tony Wood Selected as Commissioner

06/12/2014

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

Chicot Primary School Wins Student Video Contest

05/28/2014

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.

Three Districts Awarded Funds for Health Centers

05/27/2014

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

Pfeffer Named ADE Assistant Commissioner

05/20/2014

Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Dr. Tom Kimbrell is pleased to announce that Ivy Pfeffer has been selected as the assistant commissioner for Human Resources, Educator Effectiveness and Licensure.

Barnes Named ADE Assistant Commissioner

05/20/2014

Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Dr. Tom Kimbrell is pleased to announce that Annette Barnes has been selected as the assistant commissioner for Public School Accountability.

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