Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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News Releases

Bruick-Jones Named Assistant Commissioner of Learning Services


Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Dr. Tom Kimbrell is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Deborah Bruick-Jones as the assistant commissioner of Learning Services.

MDC Trainings to Begin in May


Mathematics Design Collaborative sessions that will focus on coaching components will be held around the state beginning in May.

Two Public Schools to Receive School Improvement Funds


Two priority schools will receive approximately $6 million in federal School Improvement Grant funds.

Governor Beebe Addresses Rewarding Educational Excellence


As part of our ongoing quest to improve educational outcomes, the State of Arkansas now provides financial awards to public schools for academic achievement, academic growth and high graduation rates.

Arkansas Administrators Support Common Core State Standards


The Arkansas Association of Curriculum and Instruction Administrators (AACIA) and the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators (AAEA) supports the implementation of Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

Student Video Contest: Arkansas’s Education for a New Generation


The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) is hosting a student video contest entitled Arkansas’s Education for a New Generation.

Teacher at eStem Named National Finalist


Dennis Pevey, a teacher at eStem Public Charter School in Little Rock, was named a national finalist in the Shell Science Lab Challenge.

ADE Considers New Chinese Program


ADE is considering a new program that utilizes Chinese intern teachers to teach Chinese language and culture enrichment classes at the elementary grade level.

ADE to Host Educator Career Fair April 5


Current teachers and career changers interested in obtaining a license will have the opportunity to network and learn more about educational opportunities at an upcoming career fair sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Education.

206 Public Schools Honored With Reward Funds


Being a high performing school not only draws recognition and honor, it also can result in additional funding for educational programs.

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