Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Joint Message from Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key and Little Rock School District Superintendent Baker Kurrus

04/20/2016

The Arkansas Department of Education and Little Rock School District remain committed to providing student-focused learning opportunities and achieving academic excellence.

Press Conference Regarding Little Rock School District Superintendent

04/19/2016

A press conference regarding the Little Rock School District superintendent will be held today, April 19 in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR. The event will be live streamed.

Michael Poore Named Little Rock School District Superintendent

04/19/2016

Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key announced today that Michael Poore has been named the Little Rock School District superintendent effective July 1. 

Statement from Commissioner Johnny Key Regarding Little Rock School District Superintendent

04/18/2016

"Baker Kurrus' contract as the Little Rock School District superintendent ends June 30. I have asked him to remain involved in the ongoing work of LRSD. This could occur in a formal position through ADE or informally as he had been doing previously under former Commissioner Tony Wood. A new superintendent will be named tomorrow who will continue the work of moving LRSD toward academic excellence."

U.S. Secretary of Education Visit

04/14/2016

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. is scheduled to visit Springdale High School from 1:10 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 15, 2016.

Charter Authorizing Panel Meeting

04/14/2016

The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet on April 20 in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.

State Board of Education Approves Math Standards

04/14/2016

The State Board of Education today approved the Arkansas Mathematics Standards for grades kindergarten through 12. With the approval, ADE will develop high school courses for State Board approval in May. Schools may begin implementing the new standards during the 2016-17 school year, with full implementation in the 2017-18 school year.

Media Advisory - SBE Meetings

04/13/2016

The State Board of Education will meet at 8 a.m. April 14 in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock. The National Association of Charter School Authorizers training and work session regarding how to access School Performance Reports will held at 8:30 a.m. April 15 in the Auditorium.

194 Schools Qualify for Recognition Program Funds

04/08/2016

The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to announce that 194 schools qualify for funds through the Arkansas School Recognition Program.

Updated Data Center Includes New Features, Improved Functionality

04/01/2016

The Arkansas Department of Education updated its Data Center, which is now more interactive and features four mobile-friendly directory applications.

State Standards

Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.

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Licensure & Certification

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ESEA Flexibility

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