For educators interested in finding ways to keep students from dropping out, the Safe School Initiative has resources available. See www.arsafeschools.com for a list programs with a variety of styles and goals. These programs range in cost from 0 to $100,000 and targets groups from elementary through high school. Packets will be sent to principals [...]
The Office of Coordinated School Health in the Department of Education is encouraging all school districts to participate in National Physical Fitness and Sports Week, which is May 1 to May 7. On Wednesday, May 4th at 8:30am, schools across the state are asked to “Jump Rope for their Hearts.” All of Arkansas’ organizations and [...]
Please read the information at the below link for the most up-to-date information on the Common Core State Standards. “This is, by far, the best resource available,”said Dr. Laura Bednar, assistant commissioner for learning services at the Department of Education. http://web.me.com/acaciatc/UACC/Intro.html
The board voted that there was no evidence to support allegations that former Bergman basketball coach Steven Lynch violated ethical standards regarding his handling of hazing by players on the team.
The motion to approve LISA’s request did not pass. Toyce Newton and Sherry Burrow were the two yes votes.
The charter school in Little Rock is requesting the board allow it to add 4th and 5th grade and add 200 students. School officials and parents praise the school for high test scores and being involved with students. Board member Ben Mays wants more data. He says LISA is simply taking the more advantaged and [...]
State board agrees with Little Rock district’s request to allow the district to surrender its charter for Felder Academy a year early. Superintendent Morris Holmes said surrendering the charter at the end of this school year will save the district $1.2 million. Alternative high school students with discipline problems will continue to be served, but [...]
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