Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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U.S. Department of Education Recognizes Fayetteville Public School District as a Green Ribbon School Award Winner

04/22/2013

Chair of White House Council on Environmental Quality Nancy Sutley and Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Bob Persiacepe joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today to announce the second annual U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees.

PARCC Releases Draft Accommodations Manual For Public Comment

04/19/2013

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers today released for public comment a draft of the full accommodations manual for the assessments currently being developed by the 22-state consortium.

ADE requests Waiver of Title I, Part A Funds: 15% Carryover Limitation due to Sequester

04/17/2013

The Arkansas Department of Education is requesting a waiver from the U. S. Department of Education concerning the limitation in section 1127(b) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

Newly Released Common Core Resources and Materials Are Now Available to All Teachers

04/15/2013

The National Math and Science Initiative, a non-profit organization launched in 2007 to transform math and science education in the United States, announced today that they will make Common Core State Standards resources available to all teachers with unlimited access.

PARCC Releases Draft Grade- and Subject-Specific PLDs for Public Comment

04/10/2013

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers today released the draft grade- and subject-specific performance level descriptors (PLDs) in English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics for public comment.

Final Next Generation Science Standards Released

04/10/2013

On Tuesday, April 9, the final Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), a new set of voluntary, rigorous, and internationally benchmarked standards for K-12 science education, were released.

SREB Summer Conferences

04/08/2013

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), as part of its annual High Schools That Work (HSTW) Staff Development Conference, is offering the Common Core State Standards Networking Conference, July 15- 17, 2013, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Pryor to Launch ‘Skyping Your Senator’

04/08/2013

Grant Funding Available to Improve Early Childhood Education Facilities

03/29/2013

The Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education (DCCECE) is accepting applications for grant funding to improve early childhood education facilities in communities across the state.

PARCC Governing Board Meets, Discusses PARCC Progress

03/29/2013

The Governing Board of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) met on March 20, 2013.

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