Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Clinton Primary Focuses on Writing; Test Scores Rise


Last year Clinton Primary, an elementary school in the Hope District, was in their fourth year of No Child Left Behind’s school improvement. No one wanted a fifth year.

High School Art Students - Portfolio Day Is Here!


If you are a high school student interested in pursuing a degree in art, be sure to attend the Arkansas Educational Television Network Portfolio Day 2012 on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 350 S. Donaghey Ave. in Conway.

Fouke Elementary Principal Shares Success Story


Fouke Elementary School in Southwest Arkansas has received national attention recently for reducing the obesity rates of its students by nine percent at a time when childhood obesity rates are increasing in most of the nation.

Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase


With this year’s competition barely completed, plans are already underway for the 2013 Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase.

FIRST® Robotics Competition Razorback® Regional


More than 40 Arkansas and regional high schools will bring students, teachers, mentors, sponsors and family members together to participate in Arkansas’ inaugural FIRST® Robotics Competition.

Who Will Students Elect in 2012?


The My Voice™ National Student Mock Election gives students across the country the opportunity to cast their votes for candidates in both the federal and state elections, and to talk about the issues they care about this fall and beyond.

Arkansas Students Make Gains on AP Exams


In Arkansas, Advanced Placement courses continue to prepare students for college and career success.

Murry Named Arkansas Superintendent of the Year


Congratulations to Dr. Greg Murry, superintendent of Conway School District, who was recently named 2013 Arkansas Superintendent of the Year.

Arkansas Schools Designated as National Blue Ribbon Schools


Three Arkansas schools were recently named 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U. S. Department of Education.

ACT Scores Show Gains


Arkansas’s ACT scores saw an increase according to the 2012 ACT report.

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