News Releases

News Releases

Three Arkansas Schools to Receive School Improvement Funds

08/14/2012

Commissioner of Education Dr. Tom Kimbrell announced today the selection of three low-performing schools eligible to receive over the next three years up to approximately $11 million in federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) funds.

Education Department Launches New Website

08/14/2012

Public engagement and communication are major areas of focus for the Arkansas Department of Education. In an effort to keep our many audiences up to date on the work of the Department and services and resources available to schools and school districts, we undertook a redesign of our website.

Arkansas 2011 Exemplary Schools Announced

08/10/2012

Nineteen public schools from throughout the state were recently designated as 2011 Exemplary Schools by the Arkansas Department of Education.

Governor Beebe Announces Appointment to SBE

07/05/2012

Governor Mike Beebe has named Hendrix College political science professor Jay Barth to the state Board of Education.

Former Arkansas Teacher of the Year is Awarded Trip to China

07/03/2012

Kathy Powers, 2011 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, was selected as one of 35 recipients from across the nation for the 2012 Award for Teaching Excellence.

Arkansas Financial Transparency Website

07/02/2012

Transparency.Arkansas.gov is a resource for citizens, legislators, news media, scholars, and nonprofit groups who want to know where the state, their city, town, and school district get their money, and how they spend it.

US Department of Education Approval Allows State to Concentrate on Improving Struggling Schools

06/29/2012

The US Department of Education announced today that Arkansas is one of five more states to be granted flexibility from some long-standing requirements of No Child Left Behind.

Two Arkansas Teachers Receive Distinguished National Award

06/27/2012

Two outstanding Arkansas teachers have been selected as winners of the distinguished Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

New Superintendent Appointed for Dollarway District

06/12/2012

Commissioner Tom W. Kimbrell announced the appointment of Frank Anthony to serve as superintendent of the Dollarway School District for the remainder of the 2011-2012 school year and the 2012-2013 school year.

Redistribution of 1003(g) Funds

05/24/2012

The Arkansas Department of Education Federal Programs Unit is announcing the award of $1.23 million in SIG 1003(g) funds.

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