Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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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.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meeting Cancelled

05/11/2015

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

Media Advisory - Special SBE Meeting

05/04/2015

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

04/28/2015

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

04/21/2015

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

04/16/2015

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.

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