Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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News Releases

Expanding Broadband Service to Schools


Governor Mike Beebe and the Arkansas General Assembly have approved a $5 million (see new video) matching-grant program to help districts improve Internet connectivity.

Data Center Training Video Available


The Arkansas Department of Education held a training session for themedia March 12, 2014. The session provided an overview of how to access informationon the ADE Data Center.

Understanding the PARCC Field Tests


Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) states are developing high-quality, computer-based tests in reading, writing and mathematics, aligned to rigorous standards designed to prepare students for success in college and careers.

Data Center Training For Media Moved to ADE Auditorium


The Arkansas Department of Education has received a lot of interest from the media regarding the training on how to access information on the ADE DataCenter.

21st CCLC Grant Applications Being Accepted


2014-2015 grant applications for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers are currently being accepted.

McKinney-Vento Conference Set for April


The Arkansas Department of Education, McKinney-Vento program, will be hosting the annual Southern Region McKinney-Vento Conference April 28 to 30 at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock.

Arkansas State Offices to Reopen at Noon on Tuesday


With low temperatures forecast to be in the teens overnight and roads expected to remain icy, Governor Mike Beebe has ordered State offices in the Little Rock Metropolitan Area to re-open at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, under the Inclement Weather Policy.

Math and Science Teacher Training Available This Summer


The National Math and Science Initiative Teacher Training (formerly known as Laying the Foundation) will be available at three Arkansas locations this summer.

School Health Spring Symposium Scheduled for April 16


The School-Based Health Alliance of Arkansas will host the School Health Spring Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 16 at the UALR Cooperative Extension Service in Little Rock.

Jonesboro Teacher Receives 2013 Milken Educator Award


When Erin Hodges went to work this morning, she had no idea she would go home with a $25,000 check and the honor of being named one of the best teachers in the state.

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