News Releases

News Releases

Ten Students Compete to Represent Arkansas in the U. S. Senate Youth Program

11/08/2012

A special selection panel interviewed ten outstanding Arkansas high school students who are competing for an opportunity to serve as state delegates to the 51st Annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP).

ASCD Releases Report on Common Core State Standards

11/05/2012

ASCD has released a new report, "Fulfilling the Promise of the Common Core State Standards: Moving from Adoption to Implementation to Sustainability," illuminating activities educators and policymakers at all levels can undertake to successfully implement the CCSS across the nation.

PARCC Charts Pathway to College and Career Readiness Through K- 12 and Higher Education Vote

11/05/2012

In unprecedented collaboration between K-12 and higher education, the PARCC Governing Board and the PARCC Advisory Committee on College Readiness (ACCR) voted unanimously to adopt a College-and Career-Ready Determination (CCRD) policy and Policy-Level Performance Level Descriptors (PLDs).

ADE Announces Plans to Participate in Digital Learning Day Activities

11/05/2012

The ADE is pleased to announce its participation in the Digital Learning Day campaign. This national campaign is designed to celebrate innovative teaching and highlight practices that make learning more personalized and engaging for students—to build the skills needed to succeed in college, a career, and life.

ADE Sponsors Teacher Recruitment Event

10/31/2012

Encouraging highly motivated and energetic individuals to consider a career in the teaching profession is the focus of a special event sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Education.

Little Rock Teacher Named Milken Award Winner

10/29/2012

Zsuzsanna Diamond went to school today thinking it was just another day. She was in for a surprise. Shortly after lunch, Governor Mike Beebe, Dr. Tom Kimbrell, Commissioner of Education, and Dr. Gary Stark of the Milken Family Foundation, greeted her in the cafeteria of Otter Creek Elementary.

Arkansas's Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced

10/26/2012

Each year, Arkansas recognizes a Teacher of the Year. And today, four teachers learned they are state finalists for the coveted state title.

State Board Member Brenda Gullett Chosen as Director of NASBE

10/24/2012

Brenda Gullett, a member of the Arkansas State Board of Education, was re-elected to the board of directors of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE).

Clinton Primary Focuses on Writing; Test Scores Rise

10/24/2012

Last year Clinton Primary, an elementary school in the Hope District, was in their fourth year of No Child Left Behind’s school improvement. No one wanted a fifth year.

High School Art Students - Portfolio Day Is Here!

10/24/2012

If you are a high school student interested in pursuing a degree in art, be sure to attend the Arkansas Educational Television Network Portfolio Day 2012 on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 350 S. Donaghey Ave. in Conway.

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