Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Owen Selected for Computer Science Coordinator Position


The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to announce that Anthony Owen has been selected as the new coordinator of computer science.

Gotcher Named ADE Deputy Commissioner


Johnny Key, Arkansas Department of Education commissioner, is pleased to announce Dr. T. Mark Gotcher as the new deputy commissioner.

Media Advisory - SBE Special Committee for the Pulaski County Boundaries Study


The SBE Special Committee for the Pulaski County Boundaries Study will meet on May 27.

Media Advisory - SBE Meetings and Committee Meetings


UPDATE: The State Board Nominating Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. May 14, 2015, at the Pulaski County Special School District Board Room, 925 E. Dixon Road, Little Rock, AR.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meeting Cancelled


The Charter Authorizing Panel meeting scheduled for May 20 has been cancelled.

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.

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