Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Media Advisory - Educator Career Fair


The 2015 Educator Career Fair will be held on April 18.

National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils Brings Multi-Million Dollar Youth Fitness Campaign to Arkansas


Fitness icon Jake Steinfeld, chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils, has declared war on childhood obesity. To help combat this disease, he’s bringing the foundation’s multi-million dollar physical fitness campaign to Arkansas and has engaged Governor Asa Hutchinson to partner in this effort.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meeting


The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet April 15.

State Board Resolution Supports Month of the Military Child


The State Board of Education passed a resolution today supporting April as the Month of the Military Child. April was nationally designated as the Month of the Military Child to honor children whose families serve in the military.

Arkansas Declaration of Learning


The Arkansas Department of Education is proud to partner with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies and the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Reception Rooms to launch the Arkansas Declaration of Learning initiative. Arkansas is the first state to participate in this national program.

Media Advisory - SBE Meetings and Committee Meeting


The State Board of Education as well as an SBE Committee will meet April 9 and 10.

Key Selected As New Commissioner of Education


Former Sen. Johnny Key has been named the next commissioner of the Arkansas Department of Education.

Media Advisory - Special State Board of Education Meeting


A Special State Board of Education Meeting will be held March 25, 2015.

Media Advisory - Advisory Committee on Public School Academic Facilities


The Advisory Committee on Public School Academic Facilities will meet March 25.

Arkansas Leadership Academy Names New Master Principal


Cindy Dewey, having achieved the status of Master School Principal, was recognized at the Arkansas State Board of Education meeting today.

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