Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Elementary and Secondary Education Act

What is the Elementary and Secondary Education Act?

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 was signed into law April 9, 1965, by President Lyndon Baines Johnson to improve education opportunities for children.  The bill has been reauthorized many times over the 50+ years.  
 
Recent Reauthorization Timeline

What does the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 mean for Arkansas?

Arkansas will submit an Arkansas Accountability System to the USDOE for approval.  Learn more about the work in Arkansas.

For more information, please contact:

Tina Smith, Special Projects Director
Arkansas Department of Education
Office of Communications
Four Capitol Mall, Room 305-A
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone:  501-682-3667
Email:  tina.smith@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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Latest News & Events

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