Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Arkansas Leadership Academy Names New Master Principals

04/13/2017

Kelli Martin and Jeff Wasem, having achieved the status of Master School Principal, were recognized by the State Board of Education April 13. Martin and Wasem completed three years of rigorous professional development plus an additional year of performance evaluations to achieve the designation this spring from the Arkansas Leadership Academy’s Master Principal Program.

Media Advisory - SBE Meetings

04/10/2017

The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. April 13, 2017, and 9 a.m. April 14, 2017, in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.

Pfeffer Named ADE Deputy Commissioner

04/03/2017

Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key is pleased to announce that Dr. Ivy Pfeffer has been named deputy commissioner.

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

03/23/2017

The Vision for Excellence in Education and Arkansas Accountability System Steering Committee will meet at 9 a.m. March 29, 2017, in the ADE Auditorium, Little Rock, AR.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meeting

03/10/2017

The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 2 p.m. March 15, 2017 in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall in Little Rock.

Media Advisory - Little Rock Area Public Education Stakeholder Group Meeting

03/09/2017

The Little Rock Area Public Education Stakeholder Group will meet at 5 p.m. March 13, 2017 in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.

Media Advisory - SBE Meetings

03/07/2017

The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. March 9, 2017, and 9 a.m. March 10, 2017, in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.

Registration for ADE's Reading Conference Maxed at 1,000; ADE to Live Stream Several Sessions

03/03/2017

Interest in the Arkansas Department of Education’s upcoming reading conference was so overwhelmingly positive, the department expanded registration by 300 to accommodate Arkansas educators. Registration is completely full, with 1,000 Arkansas educators scheduled to attend the department’s Reading Conference for Arkansas Schools March 6 and 7 at the Hot Springs Convention Center.

ADE Announces Third Year of Arkansas Declaration of Learning Initiative

02/17/2017

The Arkansas Department of Education is partnering with the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, the Clinton Presidential Center, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Reception Rooms to launch the third year of the Arkansas Declaration of Learning initiative.

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

02/16/2017

The Vision for Excellence in Education and Arkansas Accountability System Steering Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. February 22, 2017, in the ADE Auditorium, Little Rock, AR.

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