Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Newly Released Common Core Resources and Materials Are Now Available to All Teachers


The National Math and Science Initiative, a non-profit organization launched in 2007 to transform math and science education in the United States, announced today that they will make Common Core State Standards resources available to all teachers with unlimited access.

PARCC Releases Draft Grade- and Subject-Specific PLDs for Public Comment


The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers today released the draft grade- and subject-specific performance level descriptors (PLDs) in English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics for public comment.

Final Next Generation Science Standards Released


On Tuesday, April 9, the final Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), a new set of voluntary, rigorous, and internationally benchmarked standards for K-12 science education, were released.

SREB Summer Conferences


The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), as part of its annual High Schools That Work (HSTW) Staff Development Conference, is offering the Common Core State Standards Networking Conference, July 15- 17, 2013, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Grant Funding Available to Improve Early Childhood Education Facilities


The Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education (DCCECE) is accepting applications for grant funding to improve early childhood education facilities in communities across the state.

PARCC Governing Board Meets, Discusses PARCC Progress


The Governing Board of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) met on March 20, 2013.

Department of Education announces Arkansas's National Youth Science Camp Delegation


The ADE announced today that Margaret Nicole Woods and Karla Gabriela Morrissey have been selected as the two most promising young scientific leaders in the state’s 2013 high school graduating class.

PARCC Becomes a Non-Profit


The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) announced the formation of a new non-profit organization to oversee the development of its next generation assessments.

PARCC Releases Tool To Prepare Schools and Districts for Rigorous 21st Century Assessments


The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) today announced a new planning tool and guidance for schools and districts that will help them get ready for new, 21st century assessments in the 2014-2015 school year.

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