Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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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.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meeting

07/11/2017

The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 8:30 a.m. July 19, 2017, in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.

Arkansas' ACT Aspire Preliminary Scores Reflect Several Significant Increases

07/10/2017

Arkansas students made significant improvements on the ACT Aspire in 2016-2017. Results reflect statistically significant increases in the percentage of students who met readiness benchmarks in multiple grades and subject areas.

Media Advisory - SBE Meetings

07/07/2017

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

Media Advisory - Facilities & Transportation Teleconference Meeting

07/03/2017

The Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities & Transportation will hold a teleconference meeting originating from the ADE Commissioner's Conference Room in Little Rock. The meeting will be held at 11 a.m. on July 5, 2017.

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