Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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News Releases

Media Advisory - Computer Science Task Force Meeting

02/17/2016

The Computer Science Task Force will meet at 10 a.m. February 23.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meetings

02/10/2016

The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 8:30 a.m. February 17, 18 and 19, 2016, in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.

Smith Appointed to Charter Authorizing Panel; Gotcher Named Vice-Chair

02/08/2016

Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key appointed Stacy Smith, interim assistant commissioner for Learning Services, to the Charter Authorizing Panel. Smith replaces Dr. Debbie Jones, who recently left ADE to become the deputy superintendent at the Bentonville School District.

Media Advisory - SBE Meetings

02/05/2016

The State Board of Education will meet February 11 and February 12 in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.

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

02/02/2016

The Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children will meet at 10 a.m. February 4.

Sarkar Named Chief Information Officer

01/29/2016

Arijit Sarkar, the Arkansas Department of Education’s director of information systems, was recently named chief information officer as well.

Media Advisory: Conference Call

01/29/2016

A conference call involving State Board members Mireya Reith and Susan Chambers is set for 9 a.m., Feb. 2. Members will discuss the National Association of State Boards of Education's request for proposals of s Deeper Learning stipend.

Montgomery Named Director of Facilities and Transportation

01/28/2016

The Commission for Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation today selected Brad Montgomery as the new director of the Arkansas Division of Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation.

Conway Selected to Host Computer Programming Competition

01/28/2016

The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to announce that Conway, Ark. has been selected to host the Hewlett Packard Enterprise CodeWars computer programming competition for high school students. Conway is the fifth U.S. site to host the competition this year, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 5 on the Hewlett Packard campus in Conway.

Smith Named Interim Assistant Commissioner of Learning Services

01/27/2016

Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key is pleased to appoint Stacy Smith as the interim assistant commissioner of Learning Services. Smith, who will assume her new role Feb. 1, replaces Dr. Debbie Jones, who has been named the deputy superintendent at the Bentonville School District.

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