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.
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.
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 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 Program12/23/2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For the first time ever, two states—Arkansas and Delaware—have achieved all of Data Quality Campaign’s 10 State Actions to Ensure Effective Data Use. These two states have marshaled the leadership, policies, and resources to overcome the barriers of turf, trust, technical issues, and time that many states still face.