News Releases

News Releases

Arkansas Financial Transparency Website

07/02/2012 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


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


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


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


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'


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


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


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


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


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

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