The Arkansas Coordinated School Health Initiative selected six school districts across the state to receive the 2010 Arkansas Healthy School Board Award this year. School boards across the state were given the opportunity to apply for the Healthy School Board Award in November. The school boards had to answer questions about their districts’ health programs, [...]
Education Commissioner and Governor Beebe were on hand Tuesday afternoon to congratulate Arkadelphia High School graduates’ increased access to education after high school. Starting with the Class of 2011, students at the school will be eligible for the Arkadelphia Promise Scholarship, which will pay the difference, or gap, between the dollar amount of an Arkansas [...]
View this week’s message from the Commissioner of Education here. Posted by JJT.
In an awards ceremony televised and web-streamed live Friday evening by Today’s THV, Kathy A. Powers of Conway was named the 2011 Arkansas Teacher of the Year at the Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock on Friday night. Powers, a fifth- and sixth-grade teacher at Raymond and Phyllis Simon Intermediate School in the Conway School District, [...]
The benefits of the Coordinated School Health initiative are recognized in this news story about the Wellness Center and Clinic at Owl Creek School in Fayetteville School District. Posted by JJT.
The Arkansas State Board of Education voted unanimously to deny e-BLAST Academy, a proposed open-enrollment public charter school to be located within the Stephens School District in McNeil. Board members expressed concern that the charter would not be offering services that are not already available at local schools and doubts about the strength of the [...]
The Arkansas Board of Education voted unanimously to approve Pine Bluff Lighthouse Charter School, a proposed open-enrollment public charter school for a maximum 700 K-12 students to be located within the Pine Bluff School District in Pine Bluff. Lighthouse Academies of Pine Bluff Arkansas Inc. is the group behind the proposed school. Pine Bluff School [...]
The Arkansas State Board of Education voted unanimously to table the SIATech Little Rock proposal for an open-enrollment, residential public charter school to be located within the Little Rock School District in Little Rock. The board would like the organization to work with Arkansas Department of Education staff to work through some additional issues, including [...]
The Arkansas State Board of Education voted unanimously to deny the application of the Gillett Heritage Academy, a proposed open-enrollment public charter school to be located within the DeWitt School District in Gillett. Concerns expressed by the board members included concern over the ability of the school to offer the 38 units with such a [...]
At the regular November meeting Monday, the Arkansas State Board of Education voted to deny Miller-McCoy Academy for Mathematics and Business, an open-enrollment charter school proposed to be located within the Forrest City School District in Forrest City. It would serve grades five though12 with a maximum enrollment of 400 students. The vote was unanimous, [...]