News Releases

News Releases

State Board of Education Dinner/Work Session Thursday Cancelled

01/09/2014

Due to inclement weather, the State Board of Education dinner/work session scheduled for 5:30 p.m. January 9, 2014, at Copper Grill, 300 E. Third St. #101, Little Rock, is cancelled.

State Board of Education Meeting Thursday Postponed

01/09/2014

Due to inclement weather, the State Board of Education meeting scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, January 9, 2014, is postponed. The reports that were on the agenda for Thursday will be delivered during the February meeting.

Arkansas State Offices to Open Thursday with Two-hour Delay

01/09/2014

Governor Mike Beebe has put the Inclement Weather Policy into effect to allow state employees an extra two hours to navigate potentially icy roads in the Little Rock Metropolitan Area Thursday morning. Essential personnel should report at their regular times when requested.

Three School Districts Pilot Teacher Cadets Program

01/06/2014

Teaching continues to remain a high-demand occupation in Arkansas. To help offset that need, three Arkansas school districts are piloting the Arkansas Teacher Cadets program, a teacher preparation program offered through the Arkansas Department of Education.

Four Arkansas Districts Named to 4th Annual AP District Honor Roll

12/26/2013

Four Arkansas school districts were named to the 4th Annual Advanced Placement District Honor Roll.

The U.S. Department of Education awards Arkansas more than $5 million through the School Improvement Grants Program

12/23/2013

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that seven states will receive over $43.4 million to continue efforts to turn around their persistently lowest-achieving schools through the Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. Two of the states -- Arkansas and Kentucky – will receive awards to run a new competition for previously unfunded schools.

Springdale School District Wins Race to the Top-District Grant

12/17/2013

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that five applicants have won a total of approximately $120 million in the second round of the Race to the Top-District (RTT-D) competition.

PARCC Governing Board Approves Data Privacy and Security Policy; Reviews Field Testing Plans

12/11/2013

The Governing Board of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) approved a policy to protect the privacy and security of student data and discussed school and district progress towards the spring 2014 PARCC field test.

Arkansas State Offices to Open Monday with Two-hour Delay

12/08/2013

While state offices in the Little Rock Metropolitan Area will open on Monday, Governor Mike Beebe has put the Inclement Weather Policy into effect to allow state employees an extra two hours to navigate potentially icy roads.

Governor Beebe Declares Statewide Emergency For Winter Weather

12/05/2013

With winter weather already impacting Arkansas, and ice storm warnings in effect for Central Arkansas, Governor Mike Beebe declared a statewide disaster for Arkansas Thursday afternoon.

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