Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Media Advisory - Professional Licensure Standards Board Meeting

08/31/2018

The Professional Licensure Standards Board will meet at 8 a.m. September 7, 2018, in PLSB Conference Room 105C, Arkansas Department of Education, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Media Advisory- Arkansas School Safety Commission Subcommittee Meetings

08/22/2018

The Arkansas School Safety Commission Intelligence/Communication Subcommittee, Law Enforcement Subcommittee, and Safety and Security Audits Subcommittee will hold a joint meeting at 12 p.m. August 27, 2018, at the Texarkana Police Department, 100 N. Stateline Ave., Texarkana, AR 75504.

Four Teachers Named 2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year State Semi-Finalists

08/16/2018

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key recognized four teachers today as 2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year State Semi-Finalists.

Media Advisory - State Board of Education Task Force on Family Engagement in Learning and Deeper Learning Grant Meeting

08/15/2018

The State Board of Education Task Force on Family Engagement in Learning and Deeper Learning Grant will meet at 8 a.m. August 21, 2018, in Conference Room 204-B, at the Arkansas Department of Education, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

14 Teachers Named Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists

08/09/2018

Fourteen outstanding teachers from around the state have been named 2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists.

Media Advisory - New Charter Authorizing Panel Member, Upcoming Meetings

08/07/2018

The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 8:30 a.m. August 15, 2018, and 8:30 a.m. August 16, 2018, in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201. Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key recently appointed Dr. Angela Kremers to the Charter Authorizing Panel.

Media Advisory - State Board Meetings

08/03/2018

The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. August 9, 2018, and 9 a.m. August 10, 2018, at the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Media Advisory - Arkansas School Safety Commission Meeting Correction, New Meeting

08/03/2018

CORRECTION: The Arkansas School Safety Commission will not meet August 7. The next two meetings will be held August 16 and 29. NEW: The Mental Health Subcommittee will meet August 7.

Seven Cabot Schools Receive Purple Star School Award

08/02/2018

The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to announce that seven schools in the Cabot School District have been awarded the Arkansas Purple Star School Award for their commitment to serving military students and their families.

Flashing Red. Kids Ahead. Campaign Promotes School Bus Safety

08/01/2018

With school starting in a few short weeks, school bus safety once again becomes a priority for students, teachers and motorists. To help build awareness, the Arkansas Department of Education, Arkansas Association of Pupil Transportation and Arkansas School Bus Mechanics Association are teaming up to launch the sixth annual Flashing Red. Kids Ahead. school bus safety campaign.

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