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News Releases

Nettleton Teacher Named Arkansas History Teacher of the Year


ADE announces that Lisa Lacefield of the Nettleton School District has been chosen as the 2011 State History Teacher of the Year for Arkansas

Public Meetings Set for Input on Teacher Evaluation Law, NCLB Waivers


Arkansas Education Commissioner Dr. Tom Kimbrell encourages anyone interested in the state's new teacher evaluation law and the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law to attend five public informational meetings throughout the state.

Bryant, Crossett, Greenbriar, Monticello Honored for AP Results


Four Arkansas school districts have made the College Board's prestigious "AP Honor Roll" for their improvements on Advanced Placement tests.

Interim ADE Assistant Commissioner for Finance Named


Commissioner Dr. Tom Kimbrell has named Kathleen Crain as the ADE's interim assistant commissioner for the Division of Fiscal and Administrative Services

Professional Assistant of the Year Finalists to be Announced


The finalists for the 2011 "Professional Assistant of the Year" will be announced Thursday, Nov. 3.

Springdale Teacher Wins Milken Award in Arkansas


Andrea Morales McKenna, a teacher at J.O. Lelly Middle School in Springdale, was presented with the Milken Educator Award, one of education's most coveted distinctions.

Teacher Job Fair Saturday, Motivated Instructors Sought


The ADE will sponsor an event with a goal of pairing schools with highly motivated and energetic individuals interested in the teaching profession

Four Finalists for Arkansas Teacher of the Year Announced


Four teachers from across Arkansas are one step closer to the title 2012 Teacher of the Year.

Arkansas Students Making Gains on AP Tests, Increasingly Taking More Challenging Courses


Advanced Placement (AP) scores and the number of public school students taking the AP tests have once again gone up in Arkansas, according to 2010-2011 data released by the College Board

Pilot Project to Focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education, Preparing Students for Job Demands of the Future


Gov. Beebe and his Workforce Cabinet announced a pilot program - STEM Works - focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education in high schools and universities, so that the state's workforce will be able to meet the escalating demand for employees in high-tech fields.

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