Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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School Bus Safety the Focus of Flashing Red. Kids Ahead. Campaign

08/07/2017

As the school year approaches, student safety in and around school buses becomes a priority for schools, parents and motorists. To promote school bus safety, the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas Association of Pupil Transportation launch the fifth annual Flashing Red. Kids Ahead. school bus safety campaign.

My Child/My Student Campaign Begins Fourth Year

08/04/2017

Meaningful parent/teacher communication is essential to student success. To encourage ongoing communication throughout the school year, the Arkansas Department of Education and State Board of Education are excited to launch the 2017-2018 My Child/My Student public awareness campaign.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Work Session

08/03/2017

The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet for a work session at 9:30 a.m. August 8, 2017 in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.

New Members Named to Charter Authorizing Panel

08/03/2017

Six new members have been named to the Charter Authorizing Panel. Dr. Ivy Pfeffer, the Arkansas Department of Education deputy commissioner, will remain on the panel and serve as the chair.

Arkansas Launches Professional Learning Communities Pilot Project

08/01/2017

The Arkansas Department of Education, in partnership with Solution Tree, is pleased to announce a new program to develop and expand the Professional Learning Communities at Work™ process across Arkansas. Eleven schools and one district have been selected to serve as working models for the Professional Learning Communities process.

Media Advisory - Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children Meeting

07/28/2017

The Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children will meet at 10 a.m. August 3, 2017, at the Arkansas Activities Association, 3920 Richards Road, North Little Rock, AR 72117.

State Finalists for Presidential Award for Excellence Announced

07/26/2017

Seven Arkansas teachers were recently selected as 2017 state finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Media Advisory - The Vision for Excellence in Education and Arkansas Accountability System Steering Committee Meeting

07/24/2017

The Vision for Excellence in Education and Arkansas Accountability System Steering Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. July 26, 2017 in the ADE Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR.

Media Advisory - Advisory Committee on Public School Academic Facilities Meeting

07/20/2017

The Advisory Committee on Public School Academic Facilities will meet at 9:30 a.m. July 25, 2017, at the Big Mac Building, One Capitol Mall, Suite 4A-400, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Media Advisory - Little Rock Area Public Education Stakeholder Group Work Session

07/18/2017

The Little Rock Area Public Education Stakeholder Group will meet for a work session at 11 a.m. July 19, 2017 in the Mann Building, 322 Main St., Little Rock, AR 72201.

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