Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Stuttgart Teacher Named 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year


Meghan Ables, an English teacher at Stuttgart High School in the Stuttgart School District, was named the 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year at a surprise event today at the school. Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key honored Ms. Ables at the event.

Charter Authorizing Panel Meetings


Charter Authorizing Panel Meetings will be held at 8:30 a.m. each day on Nov. 17-19 in the ADE Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.

Letter to Parents from ADE Commissioner Johnny Key


ADE Commissioner Johnny Key released a letter to parents regarding the 2014-15 PARCC scores.

ADE Releases 2014-15 Statewide PARCC Results for Grades 3-8


The Arkansas Department of Education today released the 2014-15 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) state percentages for grades 3 through 8.

Media Advisory - SBE Meeting


The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. Nov. 12 in the ADE Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock. A press briefing with ADE will be held in Conference Room 201-A immediately after the board's action on agenda items A-7 and A-8.

ADE to Hold Annual Become an Arkansas Teacher Event Nov. 10


Those interested in becoming teachers are encouraged to attend the Arkansas Department of Education's Become an Arkansas Teacher event. This free event will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Benton Event Center, 17322 Interstate 30, Benton.

Statement from Commissioner Johnny Key


Statement from Commissioner Johnny Key regarding the Arkansas Supreme Court's decision in Key vs. Curry.

National Assessment of Educational Progress Scores Released


The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), often referred to as the Nation’s Report Card, released scores from the January through March 2015 administration.

Statement and Letter to Parents from Commissioner Johnny Key


Statement and letter to parents from Commissioner Johnny Key regarding statewide PARCC results.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meetings


The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet Oct. 14 and Oct. 15.

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