Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Your Invitation to Participate in the Laws of Life Essay Contest


The Arkansas Better Business Bureau Center for Character Ethics announces the Laws of Life Essay Contest open to all students in grades 9 through 12.

NAEP Releases New Report


Today, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)released a new report connecting vocabulary skills to reading comprehension.

Hall High School Teacher Named Arkansas History Teacher of the Year


Sonja Williams, an American history teacher at Hall High School in the Little Rock School District, has been named the 2012 Arkansas History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Preserve America.

Two Arkansas Districts Vie For Race to the Top Funds


The Springdale School District and the Southwest Arkansas Education Cooperative have been selected as finalists for the Race to the Top-District competition, the U.S. Department of Education announced Monday.

Teacher of the Year Award Ceremony


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


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


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


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


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


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).

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