Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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News Releases

Teacher of the Year Award Ceremony

11/27/2012

The 2013 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Award Ceremony will take place Wednesday, November 28, 2012 in the Old Supreme Court Room at the State Capitol.

2013 Arkansas Teacher of the Year

11/26/2012

Alexia Weimer, a kindergarten teacher at Avondale Elementary School in the Marion School District, has been named Arkansas’s 2013 Teacher of the Year.

2012 Arkansas School ESEA Accountability Reports Released

11/19/2012

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) today officially released the 2012 school ESEA accountability reports for the first time under standards of the stateʼs new accountability system.

ADE Schedules News Conference

11/15/2012

A news conference, to reveal the accountability status of Arkansas public schools, will be held in the ADE auditorium on Monday, November 19, 2012.

Arkansas High Schools Receive College Readiness Award

11/13/2012

The Arkansas ACT Council recently awarded twenty state high schools with a 2012 College Readiness Award for significantly increasing ACT Composite scores over the past five years, increasing or maintaining participation in the ACT and improving student college readiness.

Ten Students Compete to Represent Arkansas in the U. S. Senate Youth Program

11/08/2012

A special selection panel interviewed ten outstanding Arkansas high school students who are competing for an opportunity to serve as state delegates to the 51st Annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP).

ASCD Releases Report on Common Core State Standards

11/05/2012

ASCD has released a new report, "Fulfilling the Promise of the Common Core State Standards: Moving from Adoption to Implementation to Sustainability," illuminating activities educators and policymakers at all levels can undertake to successfully implement the CCSS across the nation.

PARCC Charts Pathway to College and Career Readiness Through K- 12 and Higher Education Vote

11/05/2012

In unprecedented collaboration between K-12 and higher education, the PARCC Governing Board and the PARCC Advisory Committee on College Readiness (ACCR) voted unanimously to adopt a College-and Career-Ready Determination (CCRD) policy and Policy-Level Performance Level Descriptors (PLDs).

ADE Announces Plans to Participate in Digital Learning Day Activities

11/05/2012

The ADE is pleased to announce its participation in the Digital Learning Day campaign. This national campaign is designed to celebrate innovative teaching and highlight practices that make learning more personalized and engaging for students—to build the skills needed to succeed in college, a career, and life.

ADE Sponsors Teacher Recruitment Event

10/31/2012

Encouraging highly motivated and energetic individuals to consider a career in the teaching profession is the focus of a special event sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Education.

State Standards

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Licensure & Certification

Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks, National Board Certification assistance and more.

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ESEA Flexibility

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