Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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News Releases

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meetings

10/17/2016

The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 8:30 a.m. October 19, 2016; 8:30 a.m. October 20, 2016; and 8:30 a.m. October 21, 2016 in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall in Little Rock.

Media Advisory - SBE Meetings

10/10/2016

The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. October 13, 2016, and 9 a.m. October 14, 2016, at the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR.

Annual Become an Arkansas Teacher Event Set for Oct. 10 in Little Rock

10/03/2016

For those who have considered becoming a teacher but were unsure how, the Arkansas Department of Education will host the Become an Arkansas Teacher event from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 201 S. Shackleford, Little Rock.

Four Named 2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year State Semi-Finalists

09/28/2016

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key recognized the 2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year State Semi-Finalists at a ceremony today at the Capitol.

Media Advisory - Facilities and Transportation Meeting

09/26/2016

The Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation will meet at 8 a.m. September 28, 2016, in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR.

Media Advisory - Vision for Excellence in Education and Arkansas Accountability System Steering Committee Meeting

09/22/2016

The Vision for Excellence in Education and Arkansas Accountability System Steering Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. September 28, 2016, in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR.

14 Selected as 2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists

09/21/2016

Fourteen teachers from around the state have been named 2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists.

Media Advisory - Little Rock Area Public Education Stakeholder Group Meeting

09/21/2016

The Little Rock Area Public Education Stakeholder Group will meet 5 p.m. September 26, 2016, in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR.

Media Advisory - SBE Meetings

09/02/2016

The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. September 8, 2016, and 9 a.m. September 9, 2016, at the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR.

Media Advisory - Vision for Excellence in Education and Arkansas Accountability System Steering Committee Meeting

08/29/2016

The Vision for Excellence in Education and Arkansas Accountability System Steering Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. August 31, 2016, in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR.

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