Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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15 Teachers Named Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists

07/18/2019

The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to announce the names of the 15 exceptional teachers named 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists. Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Department of Education Secretary Johnny Key will recognize the regional finalists and announce the four state semi-finalists at a special event August 1 at the Governor’s Mansion.

Jessica Brown Named 2019 Arkansas History Teacher of the Year

07/16/2019

Jessica Brown, a teacher at Parkers Chapel High School in the Parkers Chapel School District, has been named the 2019 Arkansas History Teacher of the Year, an award presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Media Advisory - SBE Onboarding

07/16/2019

The onboarding for the new state Board of Education member will take place at 8:30 a.m. July 19, 2019, in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR.

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

07/09/2019

The Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children will meet at 9 a.m. July 16, 2019 in the Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201.

Media Advisory - State Board Meetings

07/02/2019

The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. July 11, 2019, and 9 a.m. July 12, 2019, in the Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201.

Arkansas' ACT Aspire and ACT Results Remain Steady

07/01/2019

Arkansas’ ACT Aspire preliminary results show that student academic performance remained relatively steady in 2019. The 2019 administration marks the fourth year the online assessment has been given to students in grades 3 through 10.

Five Schools to Receive Funding to Operate School-Based Health Centers

06/27/2019

The Arkansas Department of Education, in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Health and Medicaid in the Schools, selected five Arkansas schools to each receive $540,000 over a five-year period to implement School-Based Health Centers.

Ten Schools Receive R.I.S.E. Arkansas School Awards

06/18/2019

The Arkansas Department of Education honored 10 schools today for their efforts to increase reading instruction, build community partnerships, and promote a culture of reading.

Year-Four Participants of Arkansas Declaration of Learning Program to Receive Recognition

06/13/2019

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, the Arkansas Department of Education, and state and national partners are pleased to recognize 28 teachers, six mentors, and two super mentors this afternoon for their participation in year four of the Arkansas Declaration of Learning program.

Media Advisory - Arkansas Declaration of Learning Celebration

06/10/2019

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will join state and national partners to recognize and celebrate teachers and school librarians from across the state who participated in year four of the Arkansas Declaration of Learning program. The event will be at 4 p.m. June 13, 2019, in the Choctaw Building, Clinton Presidential Center Campus, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

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