Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Teacher and Student Opportunities

This page is designed to provide Arkansas teachers and students with education-related information and resources. The information provided below includes contests, scholarships and other opportunities that will allow teachers and students to showcase their schools, knowledge, skills, abilities and talents. These listings will be updated as information becomes available. Educators may also visit the Grant Opportunities page and the Events page.

Online Media Production Tools Grant Opportunity

Are you searching for extra funding to help your classroom create innovative projects, develop professional growth activities, or provide classroom tools to produce online media content? The Arkansas Department of Education, in partnership with the Ozarks Unlimited Resource Educational Service Cooperative, is pleased to offer this grant opportunity to increase the capacity of students and educators to utilize online media content for the enhancement of student-focused education in Arkansas. Learn more at

2019 Nutrition Education Art Contest

The Nutrition Committee of the Arkansas School Nutrition Association, in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Education Child Nutrition Unit is sponsoring a nutrition poster contest.The poster contest theme will be open for interpretation of promoting good health through nutrition.  Please encourage your art students to be creative through their artwork, keeping in mind, good nutrition.  Each school district may submit one poster in each division. No more than six (6) posters from a school district may be submitted for state judging. State winners will be selected du ring judging in April 2019. For more information, visit

Opportunties Available Through the Education Service Cooperatives

Please view the professional development opportunities offered through the various education service cooperatives throughout the state. Educators can sign up for the training through escWorks at

2018-2019 Southern Automotive Women’s Forum (SAWF) Scholarship

The SAWF Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women enrolled or who plan to enroll in a STEM related field, such as science, technology, engineering, or math. Qualifications for scholarship applications are for women to be enrolled or enrolling in a STEM field at an accredited two-year technical program, four-year  undergraduate program, or graduate program that can be used for a career in the automotive industry. Learn more at

Fulbright-Hays-Group Projects Aboard Program (Grants)

This program provides grants to support overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Projects may include short-term seminars, curriculum development, group research or study, or advanced intensive language programs For more information, go to





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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