News Releases

News Releases

Texarkana Arkansas School District Board Names New Superintendent

02/20/2013

Recently, Texarkana Arkansas School District’s Board of Education announced the new superintendent for TASD. After interviewing three candidates recommend by the McPherson and Jacobson LLC search firm, Becky Kesler was named Superintendent of Schools.

PARCC Releases Draft Writing Access Accommodations Policies for Public Comment

02/11/2013

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) recently released for public comment a draft policy that proposes accommodations for students with disabilities who need assistance expressing themselves in writing or typing on a computer.

Arkansas Digital Learning Showcase

02/06/2013

ADE is pleased to announce the publication of the Arkansas Digital Learning Showcase in iTunes U. We asked Arkansas teachers to share some examples of using technology to create a dynamic learning environment.

Economic Fundamentals Module

01/30/2013

Register for a two-day workshop that will present information and materials focused on the Economic Fundamentals Module.

Get Ready to ShakeOut!

01/29/2013

At 10:15 a.m. on February 7, 2013, millions will “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” in The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut, the largest earthquake drill ever!

El Dorado Promise Impacts Test Scores

01/29/2013

Six years after the El Dorado Promise scholarship program was introduced to the students of the El Dorado, Arkansas School District, the program’s impact on student success continues to impress.

Arkansas Students Selected for United States Senate Youth Program

01/23/2013

Senators Mark L. Pryor and John Boozman announced the names of the two students who have been selected as delegates to the 51st Annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will be held March 9 – 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

PARCC Releases Draft Accommodations Policies for Public Comment

01/17/2013

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) released two draft accommodations policies for public comment, the reading access accommodation and the calculator use accommodation.

Arkansas State Offices to Open Wednesday with Two-Hour Delay - Inclement Weather Policy in Effect

01/15/2013

Governor Mike Beebe has put the Inclement Weather Policy into effect for Wednesday to allow state employees an extra two hours to navigate potentially icy roads.

Bridging the New Digital Divide

01/14/2013

As the cutting edge of technology has moved from getting computers into the classroom to digitizing textbooks to fully and seamlessly integrating technology into pedagogy, the role of superintendents and other district leaders has needed to shift to ensure teachers and students are reaping the benefits.

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