Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Tony Wood Selected as Commissioner

06/12/2014

The State Board of Education approved Tony Wood as the Arkansas Department of Education commissioner at its meeting today.

Chicot Primary School Wins Student Video Contest

05/28/2014

The Arkansas Department of Education announced that Chicot Primary School in the Little Rock School District won the Education for a New Generation Student Video Contest.

Three Districts Awarded Funds for Health Centers

05/27/2014

Three school districts recently received state funding to implement School Based Health Centers.

Pfeffer Named ADE Assistant Commissioner

05/20/2014

Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Dr. Tom Kimbrell is pleased to announce that Ivy Pfeffer has been selected as the assistant commissioner for Human Resources, Educator Effectiveness and Licensure.

Barnes Named ADE Assistant Commissioner

05/20/2014

Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Dr. Tom Kimbrell is pleased to announce that Annette Barnes has been selected as the assistant commissioner for Public School Accountability.

Saunders Named ADE Assistant Commissioner

05/20/2014

Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Dr. Tom Kimbrell is pleased to announce that Dr. Eric Saunders has been selected as the assistant commissioner for Fiscal and Administrative Services.

Hernandez Named ADE Deputy Commissioner

05/20/2014

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

05/16/2014

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

Three Recognized as Master School Principals

05/09/2014

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

05/07/2014

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.

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