Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Media Advisory - SBE Meetings

02/05/2016

The State Board of Education will meet February 11 and February 12 in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.

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

02/02/2016

The Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children will meet at 10 a.m. on Feb. 4.

Sarkar Named Chief Information Officer

01/29/2016

Arijit Sarkar, the Arkansas Department of Education’s director of information systems, was recently named chief information officer as well.

Media Advisory: Conference Call

01/29/2016

A conference call involving State Board members Mireya Reith and Susan Chambers is set for 9 a.m., Feb. 2. Members will discuss the National Association of State Boards of Education's request for proposals of s Deeper Learning stipend.

Montgomery Named Director of Facilities and Transportation

01/28/2016

The Commission for Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation today selected Brad Montgomery as the new director of the Arkansas Division of Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation.

Conway Selected to Host Computer Programming Competition

01/28/2016

The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to announce that Conway, Ark. has been selected to host the Hewlett Packard Enterprise CodeWars computer programming competition for high school students. Conway is the fifth U.S. site to host the competition this year, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 5 on the Hewlett Packard campus in Conway.

Smith Named Interim Assistant Commissioner of Learning Services

01/27/2016

Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key is pleased to appoint Stacy Smith as the interim assistant commissioner of Learning Services. Smith, who will assume her new role Feb. 1, replaces Dr. Debbie Jones, who has been named the deputy superintendent at the Bentonville School District.

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

01/20/2016

The Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation will meet at 10:30 a.m. on January 28, 2016.

Charter Authorizing Panel Meeting

01/19/2016

The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 8:30 a.m. on January 20.

Hernandez Appointed to Universal Service Administrative Company Board of Directors

01/14/2016

The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to announce that Dr. Mike Hernandez, superintendent of the Hot Springs School District, has been named to the Universal Service Administrative Company Board of Directors. The 19-member board oversees the E-Rate program, which is a federal program that assists school districts with affordable communications connectivity such as the Internet.

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