Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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News Releases

Conway Selected to Host Computer Programming Competition

01/28/2016

The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to announce that Conway, Ark. has been selected to host the Hewlett Packard Enterprise CodeWars computer programming competition for high school students. Conway is the fifth U.S. site to host the competition this year, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 5 on the Hewlett Packard campus in Conway.

Smith Named Interim Assistant Commissioner of Learning Services

01/27/2016

Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key is pleased to appoint Stacy Smith as the interim assistant commissioner of Learning Services. Smith, who will assume her new role Feb. 1, replaces Dr. Debbie Jones, who has been named the deputy superintendent at the Bentonville School District.

Media Advisory: Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation Meeting

01/20/2016

The Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation will meet at 10:30 a.m. on January 28, 2016.

Charter Authorizing Panel Meeting

01/19/2016

The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 8:30 a.m. on January 20.

Hernandez Appointed to Universal Service Administrative Company Board of Directors

01/14/2016

The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to announce that Dr. Mike Hernandez, superintendent of the Hot Springs School District, has been named to the Universal Service Administrative Company Board of Directors. The 19-member board oversees the E-Rate program, which is a federal program that assists school districts with affordable communications connectivity such as the Internet.

Revised Draft of Arkansas K-12 Math Standards Released; Feedback Requested

01/14/2016

The Arkansas Department of Education released a revised draft of the Arkansas K-12 Math Standards and is asking educators and the public to provide feedback on the math standards.

ADE Receives Grant from Blue & You Foundation

01/12/2016

The Arkansas Department of Education was recently awarded a $150,000 grant from the Blue & You Foundation to provide physical education instructors additional professional development opportunities and classroom resources.

Media Advisory - SBE Meetings

01/11/2016

The State Board of Education will meet January 14 and January 15 in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.

Air Force Association of Arkansas Accepting Nominations for Teacher of the Year

01/07/2016

The Air Force Association of Arkansas is accepting nominations for Teacher of the Year until April 30, 2016.

Media Advisory - Facilities and Transportation Teleconference Meeting

12/16/2015

The Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation Teleconference Meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. December 22, 2015.

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