News Releases

News Releases

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

01/10/2013

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

01/04/2013

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

01/04/2013

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

12/31/2012

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

12/31/2012

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

12/27/2012

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.

Only essential personnel to report for work again on Thursday

12/26/2012

With re-frozen roads expected to further deteriorate driving conditions Thursday morning, Governor Mike Beebe has again ordered only essential personnel to report to work at State offices in the Little Rock Metropolitan Area on Thursday. Agency directors and supervisors will decide who those people are and when they will arrive at work.

Arkansas State Offices closed Wednesday except for essential personnel

12/25/2012

With hazardous road conditions expected to continue tomorrow after the winter storm moves east, Governor Mike Beebe has ordered only essential personnel to report to work at State offices in the Little Rock Metropolitan Area on Wednesday. Agency directors and supervisors will decide who those people are and when they will arrive at work. Otherwise, state operations in the Little Rock Metro will be closed.

Resources for Schools to Prepare for and Recover from Crisis

12/18/2012

All of us who work in education have broken hearts and are haunted by the tragedy visited on the educators, students, and families of the Newtown Public School District and Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Commissioner Kimbrell Issues Statement on Connecticut School Shooting

12/14/2012

"Today is a day of sadness and grief for everyone who cares for children."

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