Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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2017 Arkansas School Performance Reports Released

04/11/2018

The Arkansas Department of Education released today the 2017 Arkansas School Performance Reports. The reports, which reflect information from the 2016-2017 school year, highlight student academic achievement and growth, graduation rate, and school quality and student success for public schools in the state.

Computer Science Initiative Brings National Children's Author to Arkansas

04/10/2018

Sasha Ariel Alston, author of Sasha Savvy Loves to Code, a children’s book aimed at getting girls excited about the field of computer coding, will be in Little Rock on Thursday and Friday, April 12-13, 2018. Her visit, which will include reading to students at area elementary schools, addressing an all-girls conference and presenting to the State Board of Education, is being sponsored by the Computer Science Education office at the Arkansas Department of Education.

Arkansas' National Assessment of Educational Progress Scores Hold Steady

04/10/2018

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), often referred to as the Nation’s Report Card, today released fourth- and eighth-grade reading and math scores from the January through March 2017 administration.

Media Advisory - Arkansas School Safety Commission Subcommittee Meetings

04/09/2018

The Arkansas School Safety Commission Safety and Security Audits and Emergency Operations Plans and Active Shooter Drills Subcommittee will meet at 1 p.m. April 13, 2018. The Arkansas School Safety Commission Law Enforcement Subcommittee will hold a conference call meeting at 10 a.m. April 16, 2018.

Media Advisory - State Board Meeting UPDATE

04/09/2018

UPDATE: The location for the dinner/work session at 4:30 p.m. April 11, 2018, has changed. The dinner/work session will be held at U.S. Pizza Co., 109 Commons Drive, Maumelle, AR 72113.

Media Advisory - Arkansas School Safety Commission Mental Health Subcommittee Zoom (Video Conference) Meeting

04/05/2018

The Arkansas School Safety Commission Mental Health Subcommittee will hold a Zoom (video conference) meeting at 9 a.m. April 11, 2018.

Media Advisory - State Board Meeting

04/05/2018

The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. April 12, 2018, in the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Auditorium, 5301 Northshore Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72118.

Media Advisory - Arkansas School Safety Commission Intelligence/Communication Subcommittee Meeting

03/27/2018

The Arkansas School Safety Commission Intelligence/Communication Subcommittee will meet 9 a.m. April 6, 2018, at the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, 4 State Police Plaza Drive, Little Rock, AR 72209.

Media Advisory - Arkansas School Safety Commission Physical Security and School Bus Transportation Subcommittee Meeting

03/23/2018

The Arkansas School Safety Commission Physical Security and School Bus Transportation Subcommittee will hold a Zoom (video conference) meeting at 2:30 p.m. March 28, 2018.

Media Advisory - Arkansas School Safety Commission Meetings

03/21/2018

The Arkansas School Safety Commission will meet at 12 p.m. April 4, 2018 at the Criminal Justice Institute, 26 Corporate Hill Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205. The Commission will also meet in the same location at 10 a.m. April 17, 2018.

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