Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Media Advisory - Advisory Committee on Public School Academic Facilities Meeting

11/17/2017

The Advisory Committee on Public School Academic Facilities will meet at 9:30 a.m. November 28, 2017, at the Arkansas Department of Heritage, 1100 N. St., Little Rock, AR 72201.

Arkansas' ESSA Plan Receives High Ratings from Fordham Institute

11/14/2017

In a national policy review, Arkansas’ Every Student Succeeds Act plan has been recognized as one of only seven in the nation to receive a strong rating in three major categories for its new accountability system. This recognition comes from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meeting

11/07/2017

The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 8:30 a.m. November 15, 2017, the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Boardroom, 5301 Northshore Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72118.

Media Advisory - State Board of Education Meeting

11/06/2017

The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. November 9, 2017, in the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Boardroom, 5301 Northshore Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72118.

State Assumes Authority of Earle School District

11/06/2017

Because of significant findings that jeopardize the fiscal integrity of the district, the state assumed authority of the Earle School District effective today.

Media Advisory - Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children Meeting

10/25/2017

The Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children will meet at 10 a.m. Nov. 2, 2017, at the Arkansas Activities Association, 3920 Richards Road, North Little Rock, AR 72117.

Media Advisory - Advisory Committee on Public School Academic Facilities Meeting

10/20/2017

The Advisory Committee on Public School Academic Facilities will meet at 9:30 a.m. October 23, 2017, at the Arkansas Department of Heritage, 1100 N. St., Little Rock, AR 72201.

Program to Provide Incentive for Qualifying Scores on Advanced Placement Computer Science Exam

10/17/2017

The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to announce the creation of the Arkansas Advanced Placement Computer Science A Incentive Program. The purpose of the incentive program is to increase the number of qualifying scores (3, 4, or 5) on Advanced Placement Computer Science A exams.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meeting - Updated Information

10/12/2017

The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 8:30 a.m. October 19, 2017, in the boardroom at the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, 5301 Northshore Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72118. The panel also will hold a work session after adjournment of the meeting. The work session will not be live streamed.

Media Advisory - Vision for Excellence in Education and Arkansas Accountability System Steering Committee Meeting

10/12/2017

The Vision for Excellence in Education and Arkansas Accountability System Steering Committee will meet at 1 p.m. October 16, 2017, in Conference Room 201-A, Arkansas Department of Education, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

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