Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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News Releases

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Work Session

07/14/2016

The Charter Authorizing Panel will hold a work session at 8 a.m. July 21, 2016, in the Auditorium at the Arkansas Department of Education, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

ADE Announces New Data Privacy Section on Website

07/13/2016

The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to announce the addition of a new data privacy section on the department's website.

ADE Releases Preliminary ACT Aspire Test Results CORRECTION

07/08/2016

The Arkansas Department of Education today released preliminary ACT Aspire test results for students in grades three through 10. ACT results for 11th-graders were released last Friday.

Media Advisory - SBE Meetings

07/08/2016

The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. July 14, 2016 and 9 a.m. July 15, 2016, at the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.

Media Advisory - Little Rock Area Public Education Stakeholder Group Meeting

07/07/2016

The Little Rock Area Public Education Stakeholder Group will meet at 5 p.m. July 11, 2016, in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR.

Smith Named ADE Policy and Special Projects Director

07/01/2016

Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key is pleased to announce that Tina Smith has been named the Arkansas Department of Education policy and special projects director. Smith begins today and replaces Susan Harriman, who is now the executive director of ForwARd Arkansas.

Arkansas' 11th-Grade ACT Scores Hold Steady

07/01/2016

Arkansas’ 11th-grade average ACT scores remained steady during the 2015-16 school year, with some areas showing slight increases from the previous year.

Freno Named ADE General Counsel

06/22/2016

Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key is pleased to announce that Lori Freno has been named the department’s general counsel effective July 1, 2016. Freno replaces Kendra Clay, who has accepted a job with the Springdale School District.

Media Advisory - Little Rock Area Public Education Stakeholder Group Meeting

06/21/2016

The Little Rock Area Public Education Stakeholder Group will meet at 5 p.m. June 29, 2016, in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR.

Media Advisory - Special State Board of Education Meeting

06/21/2016

A special State Board of Education meeting will be held at 5 p.m. June 27, 2016, in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR.

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