Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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News Releases

12 Public Schools Named Schools of Innovation

08/18/2016

Twelve Arkansas public schools have been designated as Schools of Innovation for the 2016-17 school year.

Take Your Legislator to School Month Set for September

08/16/2016

In an effort to support and strengthen relationships with local school districts, members of the Arkansas General Assembly will participate in the Take Your Legislator to School Month in September.

Gov. Hutchinson, ADE Announce Computer Science Enrollment Contest

08/11/2016

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Education are pleased to announce the #ARKidsCanCode Computer Science Enrollment Contest for the 2016-2017 school year.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meetings

08/10/2016

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

Media Advisory - Little Rock Area Public Education Stakeholder Group Meeting

08/10/2016

The Little Rock Area Public Education Stakeholder Group will meet at 5 p.m. August 15, 2016, in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR.

Media Advisory - SBE Meetings

08/09/2016

The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. August 11, 2016 and 9 a.m. August 12, 2016, at the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.

Flashing Red. Kids Ahead. Campaign Promotes School Bus Safety

08/08/2016

When school begins next week, Arkansas motorists will begin sharing the roadways with approximately 5,500 school buses. These buses transport about 250,000 students each school day to and from school and school-related activities. Because of this increase in traffic, safety in and around school buses becomes a priority for all motorists.

My Child/My Student Campaign Begins Third Year

08/04/2016

The Arkansas Department of Education, in partnership with the State Board of Education and input from education and community organizations, launched the My Child/My Student public awareness campaign for the 2016-17 school year.

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

08/01/2016

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

Media Advisory - Facilities and Transportation Meeting

07/29/2016

The Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation will hold a teleconference meeting at 3:30 p.m. August 3, 2016.

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