2012 Award Nomination Deadline: February 1, 2012 NOMINATE A MIDDLE OR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER TO WIN THE $10,000 NATIONAL HISTORY TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD · State winners each receive: $1,000 · All winners receive an archive of materials for their school library, donated in their honor. See the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Website for nomination and award information. The direct [...]
If you can’t make it to the Clinton School for its speaker series, you can watch them online at your convenience. Click on the below website to enjoy the intellectually stimulating discussion on numerous topics of relevance in today’s world. These speeches also serve as a valuable research tool for projects and dissertations. These archives are [...]
The SBE voted unanimously to reject a recommendation by the PLSB Ethics Subcommittee to discipline Gary Thompson, the athletic director for Clarksville HS. The subcommittee found that Thompson should receive probation and a $75 fine for failing to get proper bids for athletic equipment. Thompson said he received bids in a way that his boss [...]
Crain offered similar observations about Hermitage, noting its declining balance is a threat to the fiscal integrity of the district. Hermitage is not appealing the designation. The board voted to place the district in fiscal distress.
Assistant Commissioner Kathleen Crain told the SBE that the department recommends that Cutter-Morning Star be placed on fiscal distress because of a steeply declining balance. The district is appealing that recommendation to the board. Crain said the district’s enrollment has declined but the district’s number of teachers has increased slightly. Lance Robinson, the district’s superintendent, [...]
Education Commissioner Dr. Tom Kimbrell said the five regional meetings on NCLB waivers and teacher evaluations went well. He said about 700 people attended and a web link for a survey on the two topics should be available soon in a commissioner’s memo.
Dr. Tom Kimbrell led a recognition ceremony today at Arkansas Teacher of the Year event at the Governor’s Conference Room. All 16 finalists, including the runners-up and the 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year Kimberly Wilson of Monticello participated. Gov. Mike Beebe joined the event later for pictures with each. Stay tuned for a [...]
News Release December 2, 2011 MONTICELLO TEACHER NAMED ARKANSAS TEACHER OF THE YEAR MONTICELLO — Kimberly Kaye Wilson, a visual art teacher at Monticello High School, today received the honor of being named Arkansas Teacher of the Year during a surprise assembly at her school. Presenting the award were Governor Mike Beebe and Arkansas Education Commissioner Dr. [...]
News Release December 1, 2011 ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION LEADS U.S. IN PROGRESSIVE DATA DEVELOPMENT LITTLE ROCK — In an analysis released today by the Data Quality Campaign, Arkansas ranks first among the 50 states in taking action toward expanding data development with the goal of improving education policy throughout the state. “Arkansas leads the nation [...]