Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Charlie May Simon and Diamond Book Award Winners


The Arkansas Department of Education, Arkansas State Library, and Arkansas Reading Association announce the voting results for the 2012 Charlie May Simon Children’s Book Award and the 2012 Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award.

Smarter Balanced and PARCC Issue Guidance for New Instructional Technology Purchases


The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced) and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) today issued guidance designed to inform schools and districts as they make annual instructional technology purchases.

Update on PCSSD Budget Situation


A summary of the actions taken in regard to the PCSSD budget with a link to a letter sent to the district from Education Commissioner Dr. Kimbrell providing more details.

Educators Career Fair Scheduled


Sponsored by the ADE, the fair offers assistance to educators who are looking for employment or other career opportunities.

Arkansas Board of Education Awarded Healthy Eating Grant


The Arkansas State Board of Education receives a $6,000 grant to help strengthen healthy eating habits among students and promote school health programs

President Clinton to Speak at El Dorado Promise Event


The Honorable William J. Clinton, 42nd President of the United States and founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation, will be the keynote speaker at Academic Signing Day, to honor this year’s recipients of the El Dorado Promise scholarship.

Department of Education Announces New App for School Info


New mobile app that provides easy access to information on Arkansas school districts, schools, and educational cooperatives.

Green Ribbon School Nominated


ADE announces nomination for "Green Ribbon School"

New School Report Card Now Online


School performance data is now available for online educators, parents, and the general public to review.

Statewide Common Core Event


The Arkansas Department of Education, in partnership with Arkansas ASCD and the Common Core State Standards Guiding Coalition, is hosting a statewide conversation to raise awareness in local communities about the Common Core State Standards.

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, National Board Certification assistance and more.

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ESEA Flexibility

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