Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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News Releases

Arkansas Students' Advanced Placement Participation and Qualifying Scores Improve


CollegeBoard has released the Advanced Placement, SAT, and PSAT/NMSQT scores for the 2014-2015 school year, and Arkansas students continued to show improvement.

Four Named Arkansas Teacher of the Year State Finalists


Four outstanding teachers were named 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year state finalists at a recognition event today with Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key.

Media Advisory - Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional and State Finalists Event


Reminder: The Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional and State Finalists Event will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 17. In addition to the recognition ceremony, a reception for the regional finalists will be held.

Media Advisory - Interstate Compact Meeting


The Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children will meet Sept. 21.

Media Advisory - Facilities and Transportation Meeting Update


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

Media Advisory - Computer Science Task Force Meeting


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

Arkansas Department of Education Announces Standards Review Process, Timeline


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


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


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

Media Advisory - SBE Meetings and Committee Meeting


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

State Standards

Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.

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