Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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More Than 350 Schools Named R.I.S.E. Schools

09/15/2017

Arkansas schools are transforming education through the Reading Initiative for Student Excellence (R.I.S.E.) Arkansas campaign. Earlier this summer schools were given the opportunity to sign up to become a R.I.S.E. School. More than 350 made the commitment to promote a culture of reading, build community partnerships and strengthen reading instruction, with additional schools expressing interest.

Media Advisory - State Board of Education Meetings

09/11/2017

The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. September 14, 2017 and 9 a.m. September 15, 2017 in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.

More Arkansas Graduates Took ACT in High School

09/07/2017

The number of Arkansas public school graduates who took the ACT during high school increased by approximately 25 percent in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to the ACT profile report for the Arkansas public school graduating class of 2017.

Four Named 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year State Semi-Finalists

08/30/2017

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key recognized the 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year State Semi-Finalists at a ceremony today at the Capitol. The event was live streamed on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arkansased/videos/10156231028452788/.

Media Advisory - Advisory Committee on Public School Academic Facilities Meeting

08/25/2017

The Advisory Committee on Public School Academic Facilities will meet at 9:30 a.m. August 29, 2017 at the Big Mac Building, One Capitol Mall, Suite 4C-400, Little Rock, AR 72201.

14 Selected as 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists

08/23/2017

Fourteen outstanding teachers have been named 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists.

Media Advisory - State Board of Education Meetings

08/07/2017

The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. August 10, 2017 and 9 a.m. August 11, 2017 in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meetings

08/07/2017

The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 8:30 a.m. August 15, 2017, 8:30 a.m. August 16, 2017, and 8:30 a.m. August 17, 2017 in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.

School Bus Safety the Focus of Flashing Red. Kids Ahead. Campaign

08/07/2017

As the school year approaches, student safety in and around school buses becomes a priority for schools, parents and motorists. To promote school bus safety, the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas Association of Pupil Transportation launch the fifth annual Flashing Red. Kids Ahead. school bus safety campaign.

My Child/My Student Campaign Begins Fourth Year

08/04/2017

Meaningful parent/teacher communication is essential to student success. To encourage ongoing communication throughout the school year, the Arkansas Department of Education and State Board of Education are excited to launch the 2017-2018 My Child/My Student public awareness campaign.

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