Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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News Releases

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meeting


The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet on February 18.

Media Advisory - SBE Meetings and Committee Meeting


The State Board of Education as well as an SBE committee will meet this week.

Media Advisory - State Board of Education Special Meeting


The State Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 10 a.m. on January 28.

Charter Authorizing Panel Committee Meeting Cancelled


The meeting January 14 has been cancelled.

Media Advisory - SBE Meetings and Committee Meetings UPDATE


The State Board of Education, as well as two SBE committees, will meet this week.

New National Board Certified Teachers Announced


The Arkansas Department of Education congratulates 214 Arkansas teachers who recently attained their National Board Certification.

Lawrence County School District Receives Farm to School Grant


The Arkansas Department of Education’s Child Nutrition Unit congratulates the Lawrence County School District in Walnut Ridge for its recent Farm to School grant!

2015 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Announced


Ouida Newton, a math teacher at Poyen High School, was named the 2015 Arkansas Teacher of the Year today at a surprise notification event in Poyen.

Becoming an Arkansas Teacher Event Set for Nov. 22


Arkansans who are interested in becoming an Arkansas teacher can learn more about the process at the Arkansas Department of Education's Becoming an Arkansas Teacher event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 22 at the Holiday Inn-Airport, 3201 Bankhead Drive, Little Rock.

Support National Parental Involvement Day Nov. 20


The Arkansas Department of Education encourages parents, teachers, administrators and businesses to support National Parental Involvement Day Nov. 20. Research shows that a child’s academic progress greatly improves when parents or guardians are involved in their child’s education.

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