Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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News Releases

ADE Recommends 1 District, 10 Schools Be Removed from Academic Distress; State Board of Education to Consider Recommendations Feb. 9

01/30/2017

Based on three years of test scores, the Arkansas Department of Education recommends to the State Board of Education that one district and 10 schools be removed from the academic distress list.

New Reading Initiative Announced

01/26/2017

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Education are excited to announce the R.I.S.E. (Reading Initiative for Student Excellence) Arkansas reading initiative. R.I.S.E. Arkansas will build a culture of reading through stakeholder collaboration and provide additional instructional support to current and future teachers.

Media Advisory - Little Rock Area Public Education Stakeholder Group Meeting

01/25/2017

The Little Rock Area Public Education Stakeholder Group will meet at 5 p.m. January 30, 2017 in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.

Media Advisory - Vision for Excellence in Education and Arkansas Accountability System Steering Committee Meeting

01/19/2017

The Vision for Excellence in Education and Arkansas Accountability System Steering Committee Meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. January 25, 2017. The meeting will be held in the ADE Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall in Little Rock.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meeting

01/12/2017

The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 8:30 a.m. January 18, 2017 in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall in Little Rock.

Media Advisory - SBE Meetings

01/10/2017

The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. January 12, 2017 and 9 a.m. January 13, 2017 in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.

201 Schools Qualify for $6.7 Million in Recognition Program Funds

12/16/2016

The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to announce that a total of $6,797,700 will be awarded to 201 schools that qualify for funds through the Arkansas School Recognition Program.

Haley Named to Charter Authorizing Panel

12/13/2016

Lisa Haley, the Arkansas Department of Education Special Education division manager, has been named to the Charter Authorizing Panel.

Gov. Hutchinson, Arkansas Department of Education Announce Availability of 3 Documentaries that Highlight the Role of Women in Computer Programming

12/09/2016

The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to announce that Arkansas teachers will have access to three documentaries that feature the ground-breaking role that women had in the development of computer programming.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meetings

12/06/2016

The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 8:30 a.m. December 13, 2016; 8:30 a.m. December 14, 2016; and 8:30 a.m. December 15, 2016 in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall in Little Rock.

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