Specifications Provide Assurance that New Devices will be Compatible with Next-Generation Assessments OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced) and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) today issued guidance designed to inform schools and districts as they make annual instructional technology purchases. The guidelines include hardware and [...]
The first local educational outreach forum entitled Bridging the Gap- Educational Symposium with the Arkansas Commission on Closing the Academic Achievement Gap will be held May 11, 2012 at Blytheville Public Schools. We invite you to send district representatives who work first-hand in addressing this issue, such as teachers, instructional facilitators, and/or building principals. As part [...]
(Little Rock) – Perhaps because of the mild winters over the last few years, Arkansas is seeing a marked increase of reports of tick-related illnesses. Last year’s case reports totaled more than 650 cases, nearly triple that in 2010. And this year we are on pace to have even higher numbers. Because many of these [...]
Obama Administration Names the Acorn High School as one of the First-Ever U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon SchoolsApril 23, 2012
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was joined today by White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson to announce the first-ever U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, a list including 78 schools that span 29 states and D.C. “Science, environmental and outdoor education plays a [...]
Please click here and watch a video from the El Dorado Academic Signing Day.
The 31st Annual Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Summer Conference is June 10-13, 2012. The conference will take place at the Hot Springs Convention Center in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Please visit www.arkansasascd.org to register or for more information.
WHAT: 2012 Educators Career Fair WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. to noon WHERE: Metroplex/Team Summit Event Center, 10800 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock Sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Education, the fair offers assistance to educators who are looking for employment or other career opportunities. The Department will provide information on such matters as [...]
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State Board of Education is among only four state boards chosen to receive a $6,000 grant to help strengthen healthy eating habits among students and promote school health programs. The grant, announced today, was awarded by the National Association of State Boards of Education and made possible through funding from the [...]
EL DORADO — The Honorable William J. Clinton, 42nd President of the United States and founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation, will be the keynote speaker at Academic Signing Day, to honor this year’s recipients of the El Dorado Promise scholarship. Signing Day will be Tuesday, April 17, at 12:30 p.m., in the El Dorado [...]
David Woolly, superintendent of Alma School District, was selected for the 2011-12 National Administrator Award by the Educational Theatre Association for his recognition, encouragement and promotion of educational theater. Woolly has worked for Alma schools for more than 40 years, and during that time he has made art and music a priority. Alma Performing Arts [...]