The Arkansas Department of Health and the Arkansas Department of Education have been working closely together in an effort to keep schools up-to-date with the latest guidance concerning H1N1 flu occurrances. The main points are: * at this point, schools should remain open even if a student or staff member is diagnosed with H1N1 * [...]
The Arkansas Governor’s Council on Fitness has now opened registration for this year’s Great Arkansas Workout. The Great Arkansas Workout is designed to provide an opportunity for Arkansas elementary schools to learn new ways to develop and encourage healthy life styles, including physical activity and good nutrition as part of a daily routine. Online applications [...]
Gov. Beebe was on hand today before a packed house at Parkview High School to congratulate the outstanding performance of the 10 Arkansas schools invovled with the Arkansas Advanced Math and Science Initiative, which is funded by a $13.2 million grant from the National Math and Science Initiative. The AAIMS announcement included news that participating [...]
Arkansas saw another increase in the number of public school students taking AP examinations in the 2008-2009 school year as well as an overall better performance on those tests, the College Board announced today. Those trends were most pronounced in African-American and Hispanic student populations. “Arkansas has built a quality Advanced Placement system, and it [...]
Fourteen school districts in the state have received American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants ranging from $31,000 to $68,000 to aid in serving students who are homeless. These districts will be serving around 2,700 students. The grants will be used for professional development as well as for any supplies needed for program development to enable [...]
School district plans for using the funds provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) are now being listed by district at the Recovery.Arkansas Web site. These easy-to-read reports, which show exactly how each school district plans to spend its allotted stimulus money, can be found at the Arkansas’s ARRA Web site. By the [...]
Arkansas students in the graduating class of 2009 earned an average 20.6 composite score on the ACT to tie the average score earned the previous year. The showing also maintained the upward trend from 2005 when the state average composite score was 20.3. The maximum possible is 36. Seventy-three percent of the 2009 seniors in [...]
The Arkansas Forestry Commission wants to share with teachers that Project Learning Tree is currently accepting applications for their GreenWorks grants. The grants are available to K-12 teachers and are due October 31. Posted by JJT.
The Arkansas State Board of Education approved the list of accredited schools presented to it by the Arkansas Department of Education at its August 10 meeting. Of the 1079 schools in Arkansas, 725 received full accreditation status, 278 received accredited-cited status and 76 received accredited-probationary status. Eighteen districts received accredited-cited status. Posted by JJT.
The Arkansas State Board of Education denied an appeal by the Little Rock School Board regarding the probationary accreditation status of two of its schools. The Little Rock School District appeared before the Arkansas State Board of Education at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, August 10. The Arkansas Department of Education had cited both [...]