Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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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).

Student Video Contest: Arkansas’s Education for a New Generation


The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) is hosting a student video contest entitled Arkansas’s Education for a New Generation.

Teacher at eStem Named National Finalist


Dennis Pevey, a teacher at eStem Public Charter School in Little Rock, was named a national finalist in the Shell Science Lab Challenge.

ADE Considers New Chinese Program


ADE is considering a new program that utilizes Chinese intern teachers to teach Chinese language and culture enrichment classes at the elementary grade level.

ADE to Host Educator Career Fair April 5


Current teachers and career changers interested in obtaining a license will have the opportunity to network and learn more about educational opportunities at an upcoming career fair sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Education.

206 Public Schools Honored With Reward Funds


Being a high performing school not only draws recognition and honor, it also can result in additional funding for educational programs.

2014 School Health Spring Symposium


The School-Based Health Alliance of Arkansas (SBHAA) and the Arkansas Department of Education are co-sponsoring the School Health Spring Symposium, which will be held April 16, at the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Office.

Expanding Broadband Service to Schools


Governor Mike Beebe and the Arkansas General Assembly have approved a $5 million (see new video) matching-grant program to help districts improve Internet connectivity.

Data Center Training Video Available


The Arkansas Department of Education held a training session for themedia March 12, 2014. The session provided an overview of how to access informationon the ADE Data Center.

Understanding the PARCC Field Tests


Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) states are developing high-quality, computer-based tests in reading, writing and mathematics, aligned to rigorous standards designed to prepare students for success in college and careers.

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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