News Releases

News Releases

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.

Four Named As 'Master Principals'

05/14/2012

Four school leaders were recognized before the State Board of Education as "master principals" after completing rigorous professional development and performance evaluations.

Charlie May Simon and Diamond Book Award Winners

05/14/2012

The Arkansas Department of Education, Arkansas State Library, and Arkansas Reading Association announce the voting results for the 2012 Charlie May Simon Children’s Book Award and the 2012 Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award.

Smarter Balanced and PARCC Issue Guidance for New Instructional Technology Purchases

04/25/2012

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced) and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) today issued guidance designed to inform schools and districts as they make annual instructional technology purchases.

Update on PCSSD Budget Situation

04/20/2012

A summary of the actions taken in regard to the PCSSD budget with a link to a letter sent to the district from Education Commissioner Dr. Kimbrell providing more details.

Educators Career Fair Scheduled

04/19/2012

Sponsored by the ADE, the fair offers assistance to educators who are looking for employment or other career opportunities.

Arkansas Board of Education Awarded Healthy Eating Grant

04/17/2012

The Arkansas State Board of Education receives a $6,000 grant to help strengthen healthy eating habits among students and promote school health programs

President Clinton to Speak at El Dorado Promise Event

04/13/2012

The Honorable William J. Clinton, 42nd President of the United States and founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation, will be the keynote speaker at Academic Signing Day, to honor this year’s recipients of the El Dorado Promise scholarship.

Department of Education Announces New App for School Info

04/12/2012

New mobile app that provides easy access to information on Arkansas school districts, schools, and educational cooperatives.

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