Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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ADE Releases Updated List of Priority and Focus Schools

08/31/2015

The Arkansas Department of Education releases the updated list of priority and focus schools. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 requires states to update the list of priority and focus schools to ensure that interventions are being implemented in the lowest-performing schools. Arkansas’ ESEA Flexibility request was recently renewed for one year, resulting in an updated list.

Arkansas Maintains ACT Composite Score

08/26/2015

Arkansas’ 2015 senior class ACT composite score remained steady at 20.4, a five-year high. The average national composite score for 2015 also remained the same at 21.0.

ADE Receives $5 Million Grant to Create Resources to Assist Students

08/18/2015

The Arkansas Department of Education recently was awarded a $5 million State Personnel Development Grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs.

ADE's Flashing Red. Kids Ahead. Campaign Promotes School Bus Safety

08/10/2015

As students prepare to return to school next week, student safety, especially around school buses, becomes a priority for parents and educators. To increase the importance of obeying traffic laws when near a stopped school bus, the Arkansas Department of Education kicks off its annual school bus safety campaign today.

Media Advisory - State Board of Education Meetings and Committee Meeting

08/07/2015

The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. August 13, 2015, and 9 a.m. August 14, 2015, in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.

Eight Teachers Named State Finalists for Math and Science Award

08/07/2015

Eight Arkansas teachers were recently selected as state finalists for the 2015 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Media Advisory - Special SBE Meeting

07/28/2015

A Special State Board of Education Meeting will be held on August 6 in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.

Arkansas Computer Science Task Force Meeting

07/17/2015

The Arkansas Computer Science Task Force will meet at 10 a.m. July 22, 2015, at Acxiom, 601 E. Third St., Little Rock, AR 72206.

Charter Authorizing Panel Meeting

07/09/2015

The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet on July 15.

Media Advisory - SBE Meetings and Committee Meeting

07/06/2015

The State Board of Education will meet July 9 and July 10 in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.

State Standards

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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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