Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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News Releases

Hernandez Named ADE Deputy Commissioner


Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Dr. Tom Kimbrell is pleased to announce that Mike Hernandez has been selected as deputy commissioner.

ADE to Host Digital Learning Day May 21


The Arkansas Department of Education will host Digital Learning Day at 9 a.m. May 21.

Three Recognized as Master School Principals


Georgia Chastain, Thelma Forte and Tammy Woosley, having achieved the status of Master School Principal, were recognized May 9 at the Arkansas State Board of Education meeting.

Arkansas Sees Significant Increases in Grade 12 Test Scores


Arkansas was one of two states that experienced significant increases in Grade 12 reading and math test scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

Educator Preparation Performance Reports Available


Preparing tomorrow’s teachers is of the utmost importance today. To help ensure colleges and universities are on the right track, the ADE partnered with institutions of higher education to produce the Educator Preparation Performance Reports.

Arkansas Digital Learning Study to Be Released May 6


A new study about high-speed Internet accessibility for Arkansas' K-12 public schools will be released at 10 a.m. May 6, 2014.

Gov. Beebe Addresses Keeping Pace with Global Competition


The United States is a country built by exceptional achievements and a drive to always set the bar higher.

2014 Charlie May Simon and Arkansas Diamond Book Award Winners


The ADE, the Arkansas State Library, and the Arkansas Reading Association are pleased to announce the results of the voting for the 2014 Charlie May Simon Children’s Book Award and the 2014 Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award.

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.

State Standards

Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.

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Licensure & Certification

Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks and more.

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ESEA Flexibility

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