Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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News Releases

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.

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.

New Guides Help School Leaders Support Common Core State Standards Implementation

01/10/2013

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

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).

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