Link here to see a PDF of the new Arkansas Education Directory. Excel spreadsheets of the main sections of the directory will be posted next week. Posted by JJT.
Two Arkansas Department of Education staffers will help viewers get in the right frame of mind for school on KATV Channel 7 and Today’s THV Channel 11 tomorrow (Thursday) morning. Beverly Williams, ADE assistant commissioner for human resources and licensure, will be on the air about 6:15 a.m. on Channel 7 armed with tips for [...]
The Arkansas Department of Education unveiled today its latest support tool for Arkansas educators and students by making educational content available for free on iTunes U, a dedicated area within the iTunes Store. With the initiation of “Arkansas on iTunes U,” Arkansas joins the ranks of universities, state agencies, and not-for-profit cultural institutions who distribute [...]
The Arkansas Geographic Information Office unveiled its new comprehensive mapping system of all Arkansas roads and center gas lines, and Bill Goff from the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) was on hand to tell how its capabilities will help the department and school districts. In fact, ADE has already made good use of the system [...]
In this week’s video message, Dr. Kimbrell talks about new faces and happenings at the Arkansas Department of Education. Posted by JJT.
Achieve, Inc. reports that, as of today, more than two thirds of states have adopted the K-12 Common Core State Standards for English language arts and mathematics that were released on June 2 by the National Governors Association and Council of Chief State School Officers. The most up-to-date list of states that have adopted the [...]
Tomorrow morning, Arkansas Teacher of the Year Vandy Nash will be on the 6:15 a.m. segment of THV This Morning (Channel 11) to talk about ways to successfully start the new school year and the Arkansas Teacher of the Year program. Then, next Thursday morning, Beverly Williams, assistant commissioner for human resources and licensure, will [...]
The state’s Democratic congressional delegation announced yesterday that the U.S. Department of Education had accepted Arkansas’s school improvement grants application, which means the state’s most persistently underachieving schools may apply for funds from a pot of $40,196,637 to help turn around student performance in their schools. Nineteen schools in the state were eligible to submit [...]
The Arkansas Department of Education just released the annual report on teacher salary schedules. (Look under “Salary Reports” for “Teacher Salary Schedule Analysis 2009-2010.”) The report lists the salary amount paid to teachers in each district at the first year of teaching, with 15 years of experience and the top of the schedule for teachers [...]
Who believes students should graduate from high school ready for college and career? Most everyone, according to just-released national research from the non-profit Achieve, Inc. The results of the survey, “Achieving the Possible: What Americans Think About the College- and Career-Ready Agenda,” reveal that support exists for policies aimed at preparing all high school students [...]