News Releases

News Releases

Final Next Generation Science Standards Released


On Tuesday, April 9, the final Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), a new set of voluntary, rigorous, and internationally benchmarked standards for K-12 science education, were released.

SREB Summer Conferences


The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), as part of its annual High Schools That Work (HSTW) Staff Development Conference, is offering the Common Core State Standards Networking Conference, July 15- 17, 2013, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Grant Funding Available to Improve Early Childhood Education Facilities


The Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education (DCCECE) is accepting applications for grant funding to improve early childhood education facilities in communities across the state.

PARCC Governing Board Meets, Discusses PARCC Progress


The Governing Board of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) met on March 20, 2013.

Department of Education announces Arkansas's National Youth Science Camp Delegation


The ADE announced today that Margaret Nicole Woods and Karla Gabriela Morrissey have been selected as the two most promising young scientific leaders in the state’s 2013 high school graduating class.

PARCC Becomes a Non-Profit


The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) announced the formation of a new non-profit organization to oversee the development of its next generation assessments.

PARCC Releases Tool To Prepare Schools and Districts for Rigorous 21st Century Assessments


The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) today announced a new planning tool and guidance for schools and districts that will help them get ready for new, 21st century assessments in the 2014-2015 school year.

Registration for the 2013 Educators Career Fair


Registration is now open for the 2013 Educators Career Fair. Hosted by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), the event will be held from 9:00 am to noon on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Metroplex /Team Summit Event Center, 10800 Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock.

El Dorado Promise Expands Student Eligibility


El Dorado Promise, Inc. announces its intention to broaden student eligibility for the El Dorado Promise Scholarship program.

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