Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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News Releases

Six School Districts Receive Act 56 Awards


Congratulations to six school districts, which received Act 56 Awards from the Arkansas Advisory Council for the Education of Gifted and Talented Children!

AP Results Reflect Continued Growth in Arkansas


Arkansas students continue to make improvements on Advanced Placement exams.

Chrissy Hallwachs Named 2013 Arkansas History Teacher of the Year


Congratulations to Chrissy Hallwachs, a teacher at Cooper Elementary School in the Bentonville School District! Hallwachs was recently named the 2013 Arkansas History Teacher of the Year.

New Dyslexia Professional Development Available


A new dyslexia professional awareness program is now available on ArkansasIDEAS.

Several ADE Communications Tools Available


ADE Webmaster Jennifer George provided an overview of the website at the first Communications Connection session for employees.

2014 Arkansas Youth Summit Set for April 3


Register to attend the Attorney General’s 2014 Arkansas Youth Summit that will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 3 at the Gina Cox Center in Lonoke.

Mary Stein Elected to National Council


Congratulations to Mary Kathryn Stein, the program coordinator for the ADE Gifted and Talented and AP programs!

Congressional STEM Academic Competition Under Way


The first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, known as the “House App Contest,” is under way.

Arkansas Digital Learning Day Celebration Postponed


Due to inclement weather, the Arkansas Digital Learning Day celebration that was scheduled for 9 a.m. Feb. 5, 2014, has been postponed until 9 a.m. May 21, 2014.

Essential Personnel Only for State Offices in Little Rock Metro on Tuesday


With freezing rain expected throughout most of the workday in Central Arkansas, Governor Mike Beebe has declared that only essential personnel will report to work at State offices in the Little Rock Metropolitan Area on Tuesday.

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