Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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News Releases

Media Advisory - State Coalition on Family and Community Engagement Regional Meetings

09/21/2018

The State Coalition on Family and Community Engagement will hold regional meetings to obtain feedback on draft family and community engagement resources. Morning and evening options are available at each location.

State Finalists for Presidential Award for Excellence Announced

09/20/2018

Six Arkansas teachers were recently selected as 2018 state finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

ADE Receives $9 Million Grant for School-Based Mental Health Programs

09/19/2018

The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to announce that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded ADE a $9 million grant to develop and support school-based mental health programs in the state.

Media Advisory - Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation Teleconference Meeting

09/17/2018

An update was made to the September 11, 2018, media advisory. The Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation meeting will now be a teleconference meeting.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meeting

09/13/2018

The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 8:30 a.m. September 19, 2018, in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Media Advisory - Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation Meeting

09/11/2018

The Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation will meet at 8:30 a.m. September 19, 2018, at the Arkansas Department of Heritage, 1100 North Street, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Donald Benton Named Assistant Commissioner for Research and Technology

09/10/2018

Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key is pleased to appoint Donald Benton as the new assistant commissioner for Research and Technology. Benton will assume his new role on September 17.

Media Advisory - State Board Meetings

09/07/2018

The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. September 13, 2018, and 9 a.m. September 14, 2018, in the ADE Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Media Advisory - Arkansas School Safety Commission School Visits and Commission Meeting

09/04/2018

The Arkansas School Safety Commission will meet at 9:30 a.m. September 11, 2018, at the Criminal Justice Institute, 26 Corporate Hill Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205. The Arkansas School Safety Commission will also visit schools at 10 a.m. on the following dates: September 7 (Junction City), September 17 (Helena-West Helena), September 18 (Blytheville), September 28 (Jasper and Deer-Mt. Judea).

Media Advisory - State Coalition on Family and Community Engagement Meeting

09/04/2018

The State Coalition on Family and Community Engagement will meet at 9 a.m. September 7, 2018, at the EAST Initiative Center, 6215 Ranch Drive, Little Rock, AR 72223.

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