U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Thelma Melendez met with superintendents from rural school districts in the Delta in Clarksdale, MS, this week to hear their concerns regarding reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind, which will again be called the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Joining superintendents from Mississippi, [...]
Dr. Diana Julian was honored Wednesday afternoon at a reception to bid her farewell from the Arkansas Department of Education. Dr. Julian is resigning, effective Friday, from her position as Deputy Commissioner, to pursue educational consulting opportunities. This completes Dr. Julian’s second stint at the department. She first worked at ADE as deputy director from [...]
Educators looking for a way to grow professionally will have a chance to explore opportunities to do so this weekend when the Arkansas Department of Education hosts the 2010 Educators Career Fair from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Metroplex/Team Summit Event Center, 10800 Colonel Glenn Road, in Little Rock. The Educators Career [...]
Congrats to the following Arkansas public school students who have been named 2010 Presidential Scholars Semifinalists by the U.S. Department of Education: Mr. Aidan M. Baker of Huntsville High School, Huntsville Mr. Christopher A. Bayles of Har-Ber High School, Springdale Ms. Grace E. Coggins of Cabot High School, Cabot Ms. Emily E. Foltz of Cabot [...]
Click here to view the latest from Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell, commissioner of education. Posted by JJT/DT.
This week will be the first time for the Algebra I End-of-Course Exam to also serve as a “high stakes” exam, meaning that a student must pass the Algebra I exam to receive credit for the Algebra I course. If a student doesn’t pass the first time – and remember, the bar for passing is [...]
Ed Drilling, president of AT&T* Arkansas, and Gov. Mike Beebe encouraged folks at a news conference at Little Rock Central High School today to consider the last text message they received. Would reading or responding to that message while driving be worth causing a serious crash? No doubt, they both reiterated, texting could wait. That’s [...]
Arkansas Department of Education assistant commissioners Beverly Williams and Bill Goff will be in Northwest Arkansas on April 22-23 to interview finalists for the superintendent positions in Greenland and Decatur. The two school districts have been under state control for the last two years due to their being classified as fiscal distress. The financial situations [...]
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (only subscriber’s are able to read their articles) today announced the the Pulaski County Special School District voted unanimously Thursday to hire Arkansas native Charles L. Hopson as superintendent of the district. Hopson presently works as an assistant superintendent in Oregon. Posted by JJT.
Dr. Laura Bednar, currently superintendent of the Stuttgart School District, will join the Arkansas Department of Education as assistant commissioner of learning services on Monday, April 19. “I knew that I would try to bring Laura on board at the department as soon as I had the opportunity to do so,” said Dr. Tom W. [...]