Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Media Advisory - State Board of Education Task Force on Family Engagement in Learning and Deeper Learning Grant Meeting

04/20/2018

The State Board of Education Task Force on Family Engagement in Learning and Deeper Learning Grant will meet at 12:30 p.m. April 30, 2018, in Conference Room 201-A, Arkansas Department of Education, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Media Advisory - Arkansas School Safety Commission School Visit

04/19/2018

The Arkansas School Safety Commission will visit Crossett School District at 10 a.m. April 25, 2018. This is the first of several planned school visits.

Media Advisory - Advisory Committee and Commission Meetings

04/18/2018

The Advisory Committee on Public School Academic Facilities will meet at 9:30 a.m. April 24, 2018. The Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation will meet at 8:30 a.m. April 27, 2018. Both meetings will be held at the Arkansas Department of Heritage, 1100 N. St., Little Rock, AR 72201.

Media Advisory - Arkansas School Safety Commission Intelligence/Communication Subcommittee Meeting

04/16/2018

The Arkansas School Safety Commission Intelligence/Communication Subcommittee will meet at 10 a.m., April 23, 2018, at the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, 4 State Police Plaza Drive, Little Rock, AR 72209.

ADE's My School Info Website Reaches 500,000 Page Views

04/13/2018

The Arkansas Department of Education celebrates more than 500,000 page views on the My School Info website since its release in November 2016. In the last two days, the website has received more than 130,000 page views with the release of the 2017 Arkansas School Performance Reports and ESSA School Index scores.

Arkansas Leadership Academy Names New Master Principals

04/12/2018

Lisa Miller, Sharla Osbourn and Ashley Williams, having achieved the status of Master School Principal, were recognized today at the State Board of Education meeting.

Media Advisory - Arkansas School Safety Commission Mental Health Subcommittee Meeting

04/12/2018

The Arkansas School Safety Commission Mental Health Subcommittee will meet at 10 a.m. April 20, 2018, at Arkansas Department of Education, Conference Room 201-A, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock 72201.

175 Schools Qualify for Approximately $7 Million in Recognition Program Funds

04/12/2018

The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to announce that a total of $6,999,529 will be awarded to 175 schools that qualify for funds through the Arkansas School Recognition Program. Awards are based on information from the 2016-2017 school year.

2017 Arkansas School Performance Reports Released

04/11/2018

The Arkansas Department of Education released today the 2017 Arkansas School Performance Reports. The reports, which reflect information from the 2016-2017 school year, highlight student academic achievement and growth, graduation rate, and school quality and student success for public schools in the state.

Computer Science Initiative Brings National Children's Author to Arkansas

04/10/2018

Sasha Ariel Alston, author of Sasha Savvy Loves to Code, a children’s book aimed at getting girls excited about the field of computer coding, will be in Little Rock on Thursday and Friday, April 12-13, 2018. Her visit, which will include reading to students at area elementary schools, addressing an all-girls conference and presenting to the State Board of Education, is being sponsored by the Computer Science Education office at the Arkansas Department of Education.

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