News Releases

News Releases

PARCC Governing Board Takes Key Votes, Announces Field Testing Plans, Gives Progress Update

07/01/2013

The Governing Board of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers met on June 26, 2013. The board meets quarterly to make major policy and operational decisions on behalf of the PARCC consortium related to the overall design of the assessment system, PARCC's procurement strategy and other significant issues.

NASDTEC Elects New President at Annual Conference

06/27/2013

Dr. Frank Servedio of the Arkansas Department of Education has been elected as the president of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) for the 2013-14 year.

Arkansas Public School Groups Receive More Than $1.3 Million

06/18/2013

Today, the Walton Family Foundation further demonstrated a longstanding commitment to Arkansas public education with $1.3 million in grants to two organizations working to improve the quality of the state's K-12 schools.

Education Commissioner Names New Chief of Staff

06/17/2013

Commissioner of Education Dr. Tom Kimbrell is pleased to announce Deborah Coffman as the Department of Education’s new chief of staff.

State Board of Education Elects Officers

06/12/2013

The State Board of Education elected new officers at its monthly meeting this week. Brenda Gullett of Fayetteville was elected chairman; and Sam Ledbetter of Little Rock, was elected vice chairman. Their leadership terms will be in effect through June 2014.

Mike Hernandez Named Assistant Commissioner of Fiscal Services

06/04/2013

Commissioner of Education Dr. Tom Kimbrell is pleased to announce Mike Hernandez as the Department of Education’s new assistant commissioner of fiscal services.

PARCC (@PARCCPlace) Launches Twitter Town Hall Series

06/01/2013

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers today announced a series of Twitter town halls to answer questions on the new, computer-based assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Curtis Turner Tapped to Lead Mineral Springs School District

05/17/2013

Curtis Turner, superintendent of the Eureka Springs School District, will take the helm at Mineral Springs School District July 1.

State Takes Over Financially Strapped Mineral Springs School District

05/16/2013

Arkansas Education Commissioner Dr. Tom Kimbrell today exercised his authority under state law to dissolve the school board of the Mineral Springs School District.

Five Designated as Master Principals by Arkansas Leadership Academy

05/13/2013

Ken Endris, Debbie Flora, Donny Forehand, Lisa St. John, and Karla Tarkington, having achieved the status of Master School Principal, were recognized Monday, May 13, 2013, during the Arkansas State Board of Education.

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