For the first time ever, two states—Arkansas and Delaware—have achieved all of Data Quality Campaign’s 10 State Actions to Ensure Effective Data Use. These two states have marshaled the leadership, policies, and resources to overcome the barriers of turf, trust, technical issues, and time that many states still face.
States have more capacity than ever to use secure education data, but need to place a greater focus on using the right data to answer the right questions to improve student success, according to the Data Quality Campaign’s (DQC) ninth annual state analysis, Data for Action 2013: Right Questions, Right Data, Right Answers.
Jonathan Crossley, an English language arts teacher at Palestine Wheatley High School in St. Francis County, was named the 2014 Arkansas Teacher of the Year today at a surprise notification in Palestine.
The Arkansas Department of Education recently received a $32 million federal research grant from the U.S. Department of Education. This award, known as the PROMISE grant, was created to help teenagers with disabilities who receive Supplemental Security Income.
Arkansas' eighth-grade reading scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress showed a significant increase in 2013.
A total of nine public schools in Arkansas were named Exemplary schools today under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act program.
A total of 137 public schools showed sufficient improvement on test scores to meet annual targets and are designated as Achieving schools under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act program.
The Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce recently adopted a resolution supporting the Common Core State Standards.
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. 2 at the Holiday Inn-Airport, 3201 Bankhead Drive, Little Rock.
Dr. Kim Wilbanks, Superintendent of Jonesboro School District, was presented with the 2014 Arkansas Superintendent of the Year Award.