Six More States Join Effort to Write Next Generation Science Standards WASHINGTON, D.C. November 29, 2011 – The initiative to develop K-12 science standards is expanding with the addition of 6 more states. In September, 20 states were announced as lead state partners. Now, 26 states will lead the development of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), [...]
ESEA flexibility and Teacher Evaluation public hearing today in Arkadelphia at 1:30p.m. and again at 5 p.m. Location: Henderson State University Lecture Hall – Garrison Activities Center 1100 Henderson Street.
Deborah Coffman, coordinator of professional development for the Arkansas Department of Education, is the recipient of the first J. D. and Mary Lou Mashburn Award presented by the Mashburn Center of Learning at the University of Central Arkansas. See the full announcement at http://uca.edu/news/coffman-awarded-the-j-d-and-mary-lou-mashburn-award/
Here are photos from the meeting Monday at the Alma Middle School cafeteria. ADE officials discussed the state’s upcoming NCLB waiver request and the upcoming rules regarding the state’s teacher evaluation law. The ADE is seeking input from educators and the public in general on each.
Today is the first of five regional meetings around the state for the Department of Education to receive feedback on state’s new teacher evaluation law and the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law to attend five public informational meetings throughout the state. Monday, Nov. 21 Alma Middle School Cafeteria 706 Hwy. 64 East Alma The first [...]
The Embassy Suites Hotel, Little Rock, was the setting November 3, 2011 for the 40th Annual Conference for Professional Assistants, sponsored by the Interdepartmental Relations Committee (IRC). The highlight of the Luncheon Session was the feature of the 2011 Professional Assistant of the Year. The winner was Kerri Phillips, Department of Emergency Management. Runners-up [...]
Sally Wilson again spoke of the need to help at-risk students who may otherwise drop-out. West Memphis district officials spoke against it saying it had no local support of note. Alice Mahony made a motion to deny the charter. Toyce Newton seconded it. Vicki Saviers voted yes because West Memphis is doing a good job [...]
Board member Joe Black said he’s impressed that the districts in Craighead County have come together to run the alternative school. Toyce Newton made a motion to deny the charter to the Diploma School of Jonesboro . Mireya Reith seconded it. The motion carried 6-0. Black voted yes saying there wasn’t a sufficient demand. Ledbetter [...]