Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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News Releases

Arkansas Sees Significant Increases in Grade 12 Test Scores


Arkansas was one of two states that experienced significant increases in Grade 12 reading and math test scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

Educator Preparation Performance Reports Available


Preparing tomorrow’s teachers is of the utmost importance today. To help ensure colleges and universities are on the right track, the ADE partnered with institutions of higher education to produce the Educator Preparation Performance Reports.

Arkansas Digital Learning Study to Be Released May 6


A new study about high-speed Internet accessibility for Arkansas' K-12 public schools will be released at 10 a.m. May 6, 2014.

Gov. Beebe Addresses Keeping Pace with Global Competition


The United States is a country built by exceptional achievements and a drive to always set the bar higher.

2014 Charlie May Simon and Arkansas Diamond Book Award Winners


The ADE, the Arkansas State Library, and the Arkansas Reading Association are pleased to announce the results of the voting for the 2014 Charlie May Simon Children’s Book Award and the 2014 Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award.

Bruick-Jones Named Assistant Commissioner of Learning Services


Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Dr. Tom Kimbrell is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Deborah Bruick-Jones as the assistant commissioner of Learning Services.

MDC Trainings to Begin in May


Mathematics Design Collaborative sessions that will focus on coaching components will be held around the state beginning in May.

Two Public Schools to Receive School Improvement Funds


Two priority schools will receive approximately $6 million in federal School Improvement Grant funds.

Governor Beebe Addresses Rewarding Educational Excellence


As part of our ongoing quest to improve educational outcomes, the State of Arkansas now provides financial awards to public schools for academic achievement, academic growth and high graduation rates.

Arkansas Administrators Support Common Core State Standards


The Arkansas Association of Curriculum and Instruction Administrators (AACIA) and the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators (AAEA) supports the implementation of Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

State Standards

Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.

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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 and more.

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ESEA Flexibility

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