Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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News Releases

ACT Fee Waivers Offer Opportunities for Students to Take the Exam for Free

10/06/2017

Transforming Arkansas to lead the nation in student-focused education requires increased utilization of available education resources and programs, such as ACT fee waivers.

Conway Teacher Named 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year

09/29/2017

Excellence in teaching was the focus of today’s surprise announcement when Randi House, a kindergarten teacher at Theodore Jones Elementary School in the Conway School District, was named the 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year.

Media Advisory - Advisory Committee on Public School Academic Facilities Meeting

09/25/2017

The Advisory Committee on Public School Academic Facilities will meet at 9:30 a.m. September 26, 2017, at the Big Mac Building, One Capitol Mall, Suite 4A-400, Little Rock.

Media Advisory - Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation Meeting

09/21/2017

The Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation will meet at 8 a.m. Sept. 29, 2017, at the Department of Finance and Administration, 1509 West 7th, Suite 102, Little Rock, AR.

More Than 350 Schools Named R.I.S.E. Schools

09/15/2017

Arkansas schools are transforming education through the Reading Initiative for Student Excellence (R.I.S.E.) Arkansas campaign. Earlier this summer schools were given the opportunity to sign up to become a R.I.S.E. School. More than 350 made the commitment to promote a culture of reading, build community partnerships and strengthen reading instruction, with additional schools expressing interest.

Media Advisory - State Board of Education Meetings

09/11/2017

The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. September 14, 2017 and 9 a.m. September 15, 2017 in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.

More Arkansas Graduates Took ACT in High School

09/07/2017

The number of Arkansas public school graduates who took the ACT during high school increased by approximately 25 percent in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to the ACT profile report for the Arkansas public school graduating class of 2017.

Four Named 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year State Semi-Finalists

08/30/2017

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key recognized the 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year State Semi-Finalists at a ceremony today at the Capitol. The event was live streamed on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arkansased/videos/10156231028452788/.

Media Advisory - Advisory Committee on Public School Academic Facilities Meeting

08/25/2017

The Advisory Committee on Public School Academic Facilities will meet at 9:30 a.m. August 29, 2017 at the Big Mac Building, One Capitol Mall, Suite 4C-400, Little Rock, AR 72201.

14 Selected as 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists

08/23/2017

Fourteen outstanding teachers have been named 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists.

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