Dedication is set for Thursday. Among the scheduled speakers are Arkansas Education Commissioner Dr. Tom Kimbrell and Mr. David Wood, President & CEO, Murphy Oil Corporation. For facts about the new school see EHS Facility Fact Sheet.
The Arkansas Reading Association will host its annual conference November 17-18, 2011, at the Peabody Hotel and Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. This year’s theme is “Building Literacy . . . one STORY at a Time!” For more information about the conference or to download a registration form, visit www.arareading.org.
The State Board of Education just adjourned its regular monthly meeting a few minutes ago. It was a fairly routine agenda. The Board tabled action on the teacher licensure issue concerning Charlotte Brown; granted a waiver and set probationary guidelines on the licensure issue concerning Virgil Brown; and granted a waiver to Karen Green on [...]
The State Board of Education upheld ADE staff recommendations concerning the accreditation status of Arkansas schools during this morning’s meeting. The Armorel School District received accredited-probationary status, due to counselor/student ratio issue and the Cutter-Morning Star High School received the same status because the failed to obtain a waiver to teach out-of-area for the 2009-10 [...]
The ADE recently received some good news concerning the Common Core State Standards Initiative. During her report to the State Board of Education this morning, Dr. Laura Bednar said that the ADE had received a total of $850,000 in grant funding from the Walton Family Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. The funding will be used [...]
Jay Barth, a political science professor at Hendrix College in Conway, gave a presentation Thursday at the Old State House on public education in Arkansas, 10 years after Pulaski County Circuit Judge Collins Kilgore issued his landmark ruling in the Lake View case. Barth gave a rundown of the school funding litigation in Arkansas that [...]