Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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News Releases

Media Advisory - Little Rock Area Public Education Stakeholder Group Meeting

03/09/2017

The Little Rock Area Public Education Stakeholder Group will meet at 5 p.m. March 13, 2017 in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.

Media Advisory - SBE Meetings

03/07/2017

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

Registration for ADE's Reading Conference Maxed at 1,000; ADE to Live Stream Several Sessions

03/03/2017

Interest in the Arkansas Department of Education’s upcoming reading conference was so overwhelmingly positive, the department expanded registration by 300 to accommodate Arkansas educators. Registration is completely full, with 1,000 Arkansas educators scheduled to attend the department’s Reading Conference for Arkansas Schools March 6 and 7 at the Hot Springs Convention Center.

ADE Announces Third Year of Arkansas Declaration of Learning Initiative

02/17/2017

The Arkansas Department of Education is partnering with the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, the Clinton Presidential Center, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Reception Rooms to launch the third year of the Arkansas Declaration of Learning initiative.

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

02/16/2017

The Vision for Excellence in Education and Arkansas Accountability System Steering Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. February 22, 2017, in the ADE Auditorium, Little Rock, AR.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meeting UPDATE

02/13/2017

The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 8:30 a.m. February 15, 2017 in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall in Little Rock. UPDATE: The Charter Authorizing Panel meeting will adjourn after Action Item 1 to allow the panel to attend the Senate Education meeting at the Capitol. The Charter Authorizing Panel meeting will reconvene after the education meeting concludes, but no sooner than 1 p.m.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meeting

02/09/2017

The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 8:30 a.m. February 15, 2017 in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall in Little Rock.

Media Advisory - SBE Meetings

02/02/2017

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

Media Advisory - Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children Meeting

01/30/2017

The Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children will meet at 10 a.m. February 2, 2017, at the Arkansas Activities Association, 3920 Richards Road, North Little Rock.

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.

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