Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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ADE Divisions


The Arkansas Department of Education is divided into five divisions:

  • Fiscal and Administrative Services
  • HR, Educator Effectiveness, and Licensure
  • Learning Services
  • Public School Accountability
  • Research and Technology

Each division is headed by an assistant commissioner.


In addition, there are three separate offices under the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner. Those are:

  • Communications
  • Legal
  • Policy and Legislative Services



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.

Licensure & Certification

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

ESEA Flexibility

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