Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Equity Assistance

The Responsibility of the Office of Equity Assistance

The Office of Equity Assistance has the responsibility of assisting and assuring that all school districts comply with state and federal regulations which prohibits discrimination. This office shall assist local school districts with developing plans for implementing and monitoring equitable educational opportunities free of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, national origin, age or handicapping conditions. Equity Assistance covers a range of topics including prayer in schools, school choice, discipline policies, minority teacher recruitment and equity compliance.

For more information, please contact:

Oliver Dillingham, Public School Program Manager
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Legal Services
Four Capitol Mall, Mail Slot 25
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-4213
Fax: 501-682-7966
Lasonia Johnson, Public School Program Advisor
Lisa Knoedl, Public School Program Advisor

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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