News Releases

News Releases

PARCC Releases Draft Accommodations Policies for Public Comment


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


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


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.

New Guides Help School Leaders Support Common Core State Standards Implementation


Achieve, in partnership with College Summit, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), has released a series of action briefs on the role of school counselors, secondary school leaders, and elementary school leaders in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

National Education Newspaper Places State’s System Near the Top for Fourth Consecutive Year


Arkansas’s public education system ranks fifth in the nation according to the latest edition of Education Week’s Quality Counts.

Healthy School Board Award Winners


Five schools across the state were chosen winners of the 2012 Healthy School Board Award because of their implementation of a variety of changes to enhance health.

Training Plan for Public School Active Shooter


Colonel Stan Witt, Director of the Arkansas State Police and Ken Jones, Director of the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training have met by telephone this afternoon to discuss today’s active shooter training exercise which occurred at Greenbrier Public Schools.

PARCC Governing Board Approves Math Assessments for College and Career Readiness, Retest Policy and Tech Specs


The Governing Board of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) held a meeting on December 13, 2012, which included a joint session with the PARCC Advisory Committee on College Readiness (ACCR).

Register by January 4 to attend the AR-GLR Action Summit


The Arkansas Campaign for Grade Level Reading (AR-GLR) is committed to the goal that by 2020, ALL Arkansas children will read at grade-level by the end of third grade. Attend the summit to learn more about the urgency of reading by third grade and to discuss what Arkansas can do now to reach this critical milestone.

AR State Offices to reopen Friday with two-hour delay


While state offices in the Little Rock Metropolitan Area will reopen on Friday, Governor Mike Beebe will put the Inclement Weather Policy into effect to allow state employees an extra two hours to navigate potentially icy roads. Essential personnel should report at their regular times when requested.

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