Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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R.I.S.E. Arkansas

Reading Initiative for Student Excellence

 

R.I.S.E. (Reading Initiative for Student Excellence) Arkansas encourages a culture of reading by coordinating a statewide reading campaign with community partners, parents, and teachers to establish the importance of reading in homes, schools, and communities. This page features a variety of resources to assist parents with reading at home and to increase the depth of knowledge for teachers.

 

Literacy Fact 

"Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read." 

- Marilyn Jager Adams
 

 
#RISEArkansas Book Talks will help promote a positive reading culture in Arkansas by suggesting interesting texts to students and encouraging them to become lifelong readers and learners. 
 

 

 
Resources for children - birth to Pre-Kindergarten Five Components of Reading Resources for Parents
Access to Books Well-being of Children: Health, Nutrition and Social Literacy News

 

 

 

For more information, please contact:

Donna Ziller, ADE Special Advisor
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 204-B
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Phone: 501-682-3702
donna.ziller@arkansas.gov

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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