Thought everyone might enjoy these photos from the Milken event last Friday. The winner was Andrea Morales McKenna, a teacher at J.O. Kelly Middle School in Springdale. Please see this link … http://www.arkansased.org/about/galleries/Milken-Event/index.html This one is especially good.
The U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of State are collaborating on the 12th Annual International Education Week. It will be Nov. 14 to Nov. 18, 2011. The week is a way to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in [...]
Dr. Kimbrell asked the SBE for approval for Arkansas to help lead an effort to make uniform requirements for science throughout the country, similar to Common Core for English language arts and math. He said ADE staff could lend their help and expertise. “We’ve got lots to do but boy I’d hate to be on [...]
The SBE approved a resolution naming January, 2012, as Arkansas School Board Member Recognition Month. SBE Chairman Dr. Ben Mays, a former member of the Clinton school board, compared being on the SBE to dropping bombs and serving on local boards as fighting in the infantry. Dan Farley executive director of the Arkansas School Boards [...]
Dr. Laura Bednar, assistant commissioner for Learning Services, reminded the SBE of the Common Core Summit on Tuesday Oct. 11 at the Holiday Inn Airport in Little Rock. Starts at 830 am and the governor is to speak at 2 pm
Dr. Kay Johnson of Greenwood was named Superintendent of the Year. Dr. Kimbrell described her as a “model” educator and said that the Greenwood district is a high-performing district. Dr. Johnson said she was proud to receive the award and to be a part of the improvement in Arkansas education.
Arkansas Education Commissioner Dr. Tom Kimbrell addressed the SBE about the state’s request for a waiver from AYP requirements of NCLB. “We are in the process of working through applying for the waiver,” Kimbrell said. “Our plan is in November and December to travel around the sate to have conversations with community leaders, teachers, and others. [...]