Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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News Releases

Media Advisory - Facilities and Transportation Meeting Update

09/15/2015

The Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation will meet Sept. 18.

Media Advisory - Computer Science Task Force Meeting

09/15/2015

The Computer Science Task Force will meet at 1 p.m. today.

Arkansas Department of Education Announces Standards Review Process, Timeline

09/08/2015

The Arkansas Department of Education announced today the process and timeline for reviewing the state's education standards for math and English language arts.

Media Advisory - Press Conference 9 a.m. Today

09/08/2015

The Arkansas Department of Education will hold a press conference today, Sept. 8, to announce the education standards review process.

15 Teachers Selected as Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists

09/07/2015

Fifteen exceptional teachers have been selected as 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists.

Media Advisory - SBE Meetings and Committee Meeting

09/04/2015

The State Board of Education will meet Sept. 10 and Sept. 11 in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.

Media Advisory - Press Conference Sept. 8

09/04/2015

The Arkansas Department of Education will hold a press conference Sept. 8 to announce the education standards review process.

ADE Releases Updated List of Priority and Focus Schools

08/31/2015

The Arkansas Department of Education releases the updated list of priority and focus schools. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 requires states to update the list of priority and focus schools to ensure that interventions are being implemented in the lowest-performing schools. Arkansas’ ESEA Flexibility request was recently renewed for one year, resulting in an updated list.

Arkansas Maintains ACT Composite Score

08/26/2015

Arkansas’ 2015 senior class ACT composite score remained steady at 20.4, a five-year high. The average national composite score for 2015 also remained the same at 21.0.

ADE Receives $5 Million Grant to Create Resources to Assist Students

08/18/2015

The Arkansas Department of Education recently was awarded a $5 million State Personnel Development Grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs.

State Standards

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Licensure & Certification

Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks and more.

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ESEA Flexibility

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