Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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News Releases

Four Districts Awarded Funds for School-Based Health Centers

06/18/2015

Four school districts recently were selected to receive state funding to implement School-Based Health Centers during the 2015-2016 school year, bringing the total statewide to 27.

SBE Adopts Arkansas K-12 Science Standards for Grades K-4 and 5-8

06/11/2015

The Arkansas State Board of Education unanimously voted today to adopt the Arkansas K-12 Science Standards for Grades K-4 and 5-8.

Media Advisory - SBE Meetings and Committee Meetings

06/08/2015

The State Board of Education will meet June 11 and June 12 at the Pulaski County Special School District Board Room, 925 E. Dixon Road, Little Rock.

Announcement Regarding Future Academic Assessments

06/08/2015

In light of the recommendation by the Governor’s Council on Common Core Review regarding statewide assessment, ADE will not renew its contract with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers when it expires June 30, 2015, and will pursue negotiating a contract with ACT and ACT Aspire to provide testing services for the 2015-2016 school year.

Rogers Named Assistant Commissioner for Fiscal and Administrative Services

06/03/2015

Johnny Key, Arkansas Department of Education commissioner , is pleased to announce Greg Rogers as the assistant commissioner for Fiscal and Administrative Services.

Saunders Named Assistant Commissioner for Research and Technology

06/03/2015

Johnny Key, Arkansas Department of Education commissioner, is pleased to announce Dr. Eric Saunders as the assistant commissioner for Research and Technology.

Owen Selected for Computer Science Coordinator Position

06/01/2015

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

05/29/2015

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

05/26/2015

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

Media Advisory - SBE Meetings and Committee Meetings

05/12/2015

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.

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