Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Family and Community Engagement

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) is committed to improving family and community engagement across the state. We recognize that family members are students' first teachers and we must work together for all children to have the opportunity to be college, career, and community ready. For Arkansas to lead the nation in student-focused education, family engagement must be the foundation to learning in all schools.

Our Family Engagement team is working with the Council of Chief State School Officers to create a state framework for districts and schools. The State Board of Education Family Engagement Task Force is working with ADE’s internal team, external partners, and teachers on the Teacher Leader Advisory Group to create a coalition to develop this new framework. Please follow our progress:

Upcoming Events

State Board Task Force meets at 1 p.m. following the State Board Friday reports.

Photo Album

Please view the photo album from our Family and Community Engagement External Stakeholder Network Meeting held February 7, 2018, in Pine Bluff at http://www.arkansased.gov/divisions/communications/photo-gallery/album/139.

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For more information, please contact:

Kim Wright, Director for Stakeholder Communication/Family and Community Engagement
Arkansas Department of Education
One Capitol Mall, Room 4C 300
Little Rock, AR 72201
Office: (501) 537-9896
Cell: (501) 580-8965
Email: Kim.Wright@arkansas.gov
 
Geraldine Mallette, Public School Program Advisor
Arkansas Department of Education
One Capitol Mall, Room 4C 300
Little Rock, AR 72201
Office: (501) 371-8051
Email: Geraldine.Mallette@arkansas.gov
 

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