In Arkansas, Advanced Placement courses continue to prepare students for college and career success.
Congratulations to Dr. Greg Murry, superintendent of Conway School District, who was recently named 2013 Arkansas Superintendent of the Year.
Three Arkansas schools were recently named 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U. S. Department of Education.
Arkansas’s ACT scores saw an increase according to the 2012 ACT report.
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a 23-state consortium working together to create next generation assessments, today released its first set of item and task prototypes for both English language arts/literacy and mathematics.
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.
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.
Nineteen public schools from throughout the state were recently designated as 2011 Exemplary Schools by the Arkansas Department of Education.
Governor Mike Beebe has named Hendrix College political science professor Jay Barth to the state Board of Education.
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.