Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Panel Members

The following serve on the Charter Authorizing Panel: 

  • Dr. Ivy Pfeffer, ADE Deputy Commissioner
  • Dr. Jeremy Owoh – ADE Assistant Commissioner for Educator Effectiveness
  • Dr. Mike Hernandez – State Superintendent for the Office of Coordinated Support and Service
  • Kathi Turner – Deputy Director for Career and Technical Education at the Arkansas Department of Career Education
  • Mike Wilson – Education Advocate and Attorney in Jacksonville
  • Dr. Naccaman Williams – State Board of Education Member from August 11, 2004, to June 30, 2011
  • Toyce Newton – State Board of Education Member from August 18, 2009, to June 30, 2016

State Standards

Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.

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Licensure & Certification

Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks and more.

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ESEA Flexibility

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Latest News & Events

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