News Releases

News Releases

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."

Your Invitation to Participate in the Laws of Life Essay Contest

12/11/2012

The Arkansas Better Business Bureau Center for Character Ethics announces the Laws of Life Essay Contest open to all students in grades 9 through 12.

NAEP Releases New Report

12/06/2012

Today, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)released a new report connecting vocabulary skills to reading comprehension.

Hall High School Teacher Named Arkansas History Teacher of the Year

12/06/2012

Sonja Williams, an American history teacher at Hall High School in the Little Rock School District, has been named the 2012 Arkansas History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Preserve America.

Two Arkansas Districts Vie For Race to the Top Funds

11/28/2012

The Springdale School District and the Southwest Arkansas Education Cooperative have been selected as finalists for the Race to the Top-District competition, the U.S. Department of Education announced Monday.

Teacher of the Year Award Ceremony

11/27/2012

The 2013 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Award Ceremony will take place Wednesday, November 28, 2012 in the Old Supreme Court Room at the State Capitol.

2013 Arkansas Teacher of the Year

11/26/2012

Alexia Weimer, a kindergarten teacher at Avondale Elementary School in the Marion School District, has been named Arkansas’s 2013 Teacher of the Year.

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