Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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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.

Media Advisory - Special SBE Meeting

03/29/2016

A Special State Board of Education Meeting will be held at 5 p.m. March 31 in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR. The Auditorium will open at 4:30 p.m.

Media Advisory - Special SBE Meeting UPDATE

03/18/2016

A Special State Board of Education Meeting will be held at 4:15 p.m., March 18, 2016, in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR. Action agenda items A-1 through A-4 have been pulled from the agenda at the request of the board member who initially requested they be added. The updated agenda for today's meeting is available at http://edboard.arkansas.gov

Media Advisory - Special SBE Meeting

03/17/2016

A Special State Board of Education Meeting will be held on March 18, 2016, in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR.

Arkansas Department of Education Announces Second Year of Arkansas Declaration of Learning Initiative

03/11/2016

The Arkansas Department of Education is partnering with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies and the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Reception Rooms to launch the second year of the Arkansas Declaration of Learning initiative. Arkansas was the first state to participate in the national program.

Arkansas Leadership Academy Names New Master Principal

03/10/2016

Candie Watts, having achieved the status of Master School Principal, was recognized March 10, 2016, at the Arkansas State Board of Education meeting at the Arkansas Department of Education.

Smith Named Assistant Commissioner of Learning Services

03/08/2016

Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key is pleased to announce that Stacy Smith has been appointed assistant commissioner of Learning Services. Prior to her permanent appointment, Smith served as the interim assistant commissioner after Dr. Debbie Jones left to become the deputy superintendent at the Bentonville School District.

Media Advisory - SBE Meeting

03/02/2016

The State Board of Education will meet March 10, 2016 in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.

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