Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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State Operated Programs

Arkansas School for the Blind (ASB)

Students are referred to this state operated program by public school districts. The program is responsible for the implementation of all special education services as written in the Individualized Education program (IEP) and responsible for procedural safeguards and the provision of Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE).  ASB’s provision of special education services is monitored by the state’s special education monitoring team.
 
Visit the Arkansas School for the Blind website.

Arkansas School for the Deaf (ASD)

Students are referred to this state operated program by public school districts.  The program is responsible for the implementation of all special education services as written in the IEP and responsible for procedural safeguards and the provision of FAPE.  ASD’s provision of special education services is monitored by the state’s special education monitoring team.
 
Visit the Arkansas School for the Deaf website.

Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC)

School aged individuals who have been incarcerated in an adult correctional unit have the right to continue their special education services up to age 21 if they have not previously received a high school diploma.  ADC is monitored by the state’s special education monitoring team.
 
Visit the Arkansas Department of Correction website.

Division of Youth Services (DYS)

DYS has and education system for students who have been adjudicated to the DYS programs within the DYS education system.  DYS provides special education services and is monitored by the state’s special education monitoring team.
 
Visit the Division of Youth Services website.

Human Developmental Center at Conway (CHDC)

The human development center located at Conway is licensed by Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS).  It is the only DDS licensed human development center that serves school aged students. Students are parentally placed or placed by Division of Human Services (DHS).  CHDC provides special education services and is monitored by the state’s special education monitoring team.
 
Visit the Human Developmental Center at Conway website.

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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