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 Grants Opportunities page and the Events page.

GAMA Aviation Design Challenge for High School Students

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) hosts an annual competition, the Aviation Design Challenge, to promote STEM skills in U.S. high school students through aviation. The competition is open to the first 110 high schools that enter or until Jan. 13, 2018. The winning team receives an all-expenses-paid, two-week trip to experience general aviation manufacturing firsthand.

To learn more about the Aviation Design Challenge or to register, visit

2018 Tech for Good Contest Deadline is March 16, 2018

Girls of Promise® invites Arkansas girls in grades 6-12 who are passionate about honing their technology skills to submit a project for the 2018 Teach for Good Contest. Submission Deadline: March 16, 2018. Limit one submission per project and 1-4 girls may work on a project. For more information, please visit,    

Girls of Promise Conference, April 12-13, 2018

Girls of Promise® is a free, two-day conference, April 12-13, 2018,  in Little Rock for 8th grade girls from across Arkansas. The conference introduces girls who love science, technology, engineering, and/or math (STEM) to careers that utilize these fields of study, women with careers in the STEM fields, and hands-on activities. For the 2018 conference, the number of girls who will be accepted is being increased from 150 to 200.

Applications are due by Friday, February 2, 2018.

If you have questions, please email More information is available 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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ESEA Flexibility

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