The Arkansas Department of Education Federal Programs Unit is announcing the award of $1.23 million in SIG 1003(g) funds. The availability of these funds is due to the turn-back of monies from a SIG school that is being reconfigured to an alternative school and the rescindment of 1003(g) funds to a school making inadequate implementation [...]
State Board of Education member Alice Mahony of El Dorado, a big supporter of Girls Learning about Math and Science (GLAMS) provides this account following the blast in El Dorado earlier this week … “We had a wonderful day at the GLAMS Conference today. If you will ‘like’ South Arkansas Community College on Facebook the photos [...]
Check out the “Get Your Plate in Shape” winning posters from the 2012 Nutrition Education Poster Contest. The winning posters are currently displayed in the ADE lobby.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Arkansas’s top two youth volunteers of the year, Joseph McCollum, 15, of McGehee and Andria Hunter, 14, of Arkadelphia, were honored in the nation’s capital May 6 for their outstanding volunteer service during the presentation of The 2012 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. The two young people – along with 100 other [...]
LITTLE ROCK — Four innovative school leaders were recognized Monday before the Arkansas State Board of Education as “master principals” after successfully completing rigorous professional development and performance evaluations. They are Lori Griffin of Elgin B. Milton Primary School in Ozark; Cathy Riggins who serves Vilonia’s Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Graders; Tanya Sharp of Elm Tree [...]
The board named Jim Cooper of Mountain Home as its chairman for fiscal 2013. He’ll replace Ben Mays whose term ends next month.
The State Board recognized Dr. Mary Ann Duncan, head of the Charter School Office, for her hard work at the ADE. Dr. Duncan is leaving the ADE to work in education in Texas.
The board voted to approve fiscal distress for the Alpena district. There was no dissent. Alpena did not appeal. Bismarck was next on the agenda for fiscal distress. There was no appeal by the district. The board approved it. Drew Central was also up for fiscal distress. Drew Central didn’t appeal. The board approved the [...]
The Beebe district is requesting a five-year renewal for the Badger Academy charter school. Alice Mahony moved that the school be renewed for one year with further information to be given later. It was seconded by Sam Ledbetter. Jim Cooper said school officials should have more time to implement their plans. Dr. Kimbrell said the [...]
A report by the Division of Legislative Audit on athletic expenditures in a selection of school districts was presented for fiscal 2010. A summary: Total athletic expenditures reported to ADE before review adjustments for the 45 school districts tested were $20.5 million. Total athletic expenditures after review adjustments were $20.8 million. Athletic expenditures [...]