A new textbook by University of Arkansas at Fayetteville professor John Pijanowski uses the Arkansas Code of Ethics for Educators as a basis for teaching ethical behavior to teachers-in-training. David Blacker of the University of Deleware co-authored with Pijanowski Professional Responsibility for Educators and the Arkansas Code of Ethics, which is part of Omni Publishers [...]
Multiple FIRST Robotics grants of at least $9,500 are available for high school teams for the 2012 season in the following areas, thanks to local sponsors who will provide the grant amount for each team (one per area; but it could be made up of several schools or groups): Batesville, Benton, Blytheville, Conway, El Dorado, [...]
President Obama will deliver the State of the Union address tomorrow at 8 p.m central time. The White House has been working on a number of ways citizens can get involved in the State of the Union and ask their questions of President Obama and senior Administration officials. Here are two of special interest to [...]
Ready … set … calculate! The Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics will hold its annual mathematics competion again this spring, with 16 regional contests conducted in six subject areas: Calculus; Statistics; Pre-calculus and Trigonometry; Algebra II; Geometry; and Algebra I at 16 regional sites on Saturday, March 5. Students in public schools, private schools, [...]
In early 2007, the Murphy Foundation and education leaders in El Dorado announced the El Dorado Promise, an exciting initiative that would allow future graduates of El Dorado Public Schools to earn college degrees tuition free. The latest impressive to-date results were announced today: 780 scholarship recipients 80 percent of eligible students have used the [...]
The Arkansas Department of Education will be closing at 3:30 today due to the snow and deteriorating travel conditions in Little Rock. Posted by JJT.
Keep up with the travels of Arkansas Commissioner of Education Tom Kimbrell as he learns about the education system in Finland. Dr. Kimbrell is there with a small group of educators from across the United States, and he is posting entries on the Arkansas ASCD blog. Posted by JJT.
The Osceola Communication Arts Business (Charter) School asked the State Board to approve two amendments to its charter: allowing them to operate under one single board and to clarify that the school’s enrollment cap is 375 rather than 350 students. While the State Board voted to approve those amendments, members expressed concern that the school’s [...]
In a reappearance before the State Board of Education, representatives of the proposed SAITech Charter school described their plans for a drop-out recovery model in Little Rock, much like ones the organization has established in other states. The board had asked the school’s proponents to address certain questions regarding waivers of curriculum requirements that came [...]
The Arkansas State Board of Education today voted to place the Strong-Huttig School District into fiscal distress status due to the district’s declining balances and audit findings. The school district did not appeal the classification. Posted by JJT.