Contact: Diane Tatum 870-541-4752 870-866-7673 ABEA Celebrates 20th Anniversary & Honors Organization Founders Little Rock: The Arkansas Business & Education Alliance, a non-profit organization was established in 1991, with the vision of improving education in Arkansas, will celebrate “Heroes in Education,” with a luncheon on Thursday, June 09, 2011, at the Holiday Inn Presidential, Little [...]
The Arkansas STEM Center for Mathematics and Science Education (ACMSE) on the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) campus is pleased to announce a one day workshop – July 22, 2011 – featuring noted author and workshop leader, Dr. Marcia Tate. The workshop entitled Reading and Language Arts Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites is appropriate for all [...]
The Arkansas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, in cooperation with the Texas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, will sponsor an all-expenses paid in-service opportunity for two Arkansas high school social studies teachers. Teacher applications must be received by May 21, and successful applicants will be notified before June 1. [...]
The Washington County Historical Society along with the Walton Arts Center will be presenting the play Digging Up Arkansas at Owl Creek School in Fayetteville on June 15th (Statehood Day) at 4:00 PM. In addition to seeing this great production there will be three choices of professional development sessions to attend. One will be focused [...]
Glenda Bryan of Avondale Elementary was one of the five administrators honored Monday with the Master Principal designation from the Arkansas Leadership Academy. Her school has a West Memphis mailing address, but we want to clarify that her school is part of the Marion district.
June 9 will be the last day of school for Pulaski County Special School District students. This is as a result of action taken today by the State Board of Education. The board denied the district’s request for a districtwide two-day waiver from the 178-day school requirement. But board agreed to allow waivers for various [...]
The Pulaski County Special School District was classified as being in fiscal distress following a recommendation from the department. The recommendation followed multiple audits documenting numerous problematic transactions violating standards. Pulaski County officials said they are working to resolve problems and that many of those problems happened during a previous administration. But board member Vicki [...]
The State Board placed the Earle district on fiscal distress over the objections of the school district which argued that it has made numerous improvement to its finances over the last 15 months since the superintendent was placed on suspension. The district asked for more time to demonstrate its changes are taking hold. But Dr. [...]
The state board approved the department’s request to place the North Little Rock school district in fiscal distress. NLR did not contest the department’s findings of problems with reconciliation of district accounts.
By a unanimous vote, the board rejected a request by the Foreman district to annex a section of the Horatio district. Board members were concerned that the request was unprecedented and could lead to similar “land grabs” by other districts. Foreman said about 70 students in the area at question are zoned for Horatio by [...]