Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Media Advisory - Special SBE Meeting


A Special State Board of Education Meeting will be held at 2 p.m. May 5, 2015, in Conference Room 303-B at the Arkansas Department of Education, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.

Media Advisory - Facilities and Transportation Meeting Update


The date, time and location have changed for the April Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation Meeting.

Statement Regarding Little Rock School District Superintendent


Today, Commissioner Johnny Key reached an agreement with Dr. Dexter Suggs that resulted in Dr. Suggs’ immediate resignation as superintendent of the Little Rock School District. Mr. Marvin Burton will serve as interim superintendent.

ADE to Host Educator Career Fair April 18


Currently employed teachers and those interested in obtaining a teaching license will have the opportunity to network and learn more about educational opportunities at ADE’s upcoming career fair.

Media Advisory - Educator Career Fair


The 2015 Educator Career Fair will be held on April 18.

National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils Brings Multi-Million Dollar Youth Fitness Campaign to Arkansas


Fitness icon Jake Steinfeld, chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils, has declared war on childhood obesity. To help combat this disease, he’s bringing the foundation’s multi-million dollar physical fitness campaign to Arkansas and has engaged Governor Asa Hutchinson to partner in this effort.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meeting


The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet April 15.

State Board Resolution Supports Month of the Military Child


The State Board of Education passed a resolution today supporting April as the Month of the Military Child. April was nationally designated as the Month of the Military Child to honor children whose families serve in the military.

Arkansas Declaration of Learning


The Arkansas Department of Education is proud to partner with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies and the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Reception Rooms to launch the Arkansas Declaration of Learning initiative. Arkansas is the first state to participate in this national program.

Media Advisory - SBE Meetings and Committee Meeting


The State Board of Education as well as an SBE Committee will meet April 9 and 10.

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