Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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ALE Programs Receive Special Recognition


Arkansas alternative learning environment (ALE) programs and their student achievement gains were recognized during a special awards ceremony held Tuesday, February 26, 2013, in the Governor’s Conference Room at the State Capitol in Little Rock.

Announcing New School Turnaround Americorps Program


Today, as education leaders from across the country gather at the Grad Nation Summit in Washington, D.C., we are pleased to announce a new collaboration between our agencies: School Turnaround AmeriCorps.

Texarkana Arkansas School District Board Names New Superintendent


Recently, Texarkana Arkansas School District’s Board of Education announced the new superintendent for TASD. After interviewing three candidates recommend by the McPherson and Jacobson LLC search firm, Becky Kesler was named Superintendent of Schools.

PARCC Releases Draft Writing Access Accommodations Policies for Public Comment


The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) recently released for public comment a draft policy that proposes accommodations for students with disabilities who need assistance expressing themselves in writing or typing on a computer.

Arkansas Digital Learning Showcase


ADE is pleased to announce the publication of the Arkansas Digital Learning Showcase in iTunes U. We asked Arkansas teachers to share some examples of using technology to create a dynamic learning environment.

Economic Fundamentals Module


Register for a two-day workshop that will present information and materials focused on the Economic Fundamentals Module.

Get Ready to ShakeOut!


At 10:15 a.m. on February 7, 2013, millions will “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” in The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut, the largest earthquake drill ever!

El Dorado Promise Impacts Test Scores


Six years after the El Dorado Promise scholarship program was introduced to the students of the El Dorado, Arkansas School District, the program’s impact on student success continues to impress.

Arkansas Students Selected for United States Senate Youth Program


Senators Mark L. Pryor and John Boozman announced the names of the two students who have been selected as delegates to the 51st Annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will be held March 9 – 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

PARCC Releases Draft Accommodations Policies for Public Comment


The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) released two draft accommodations policies for public comment, the reading access accommodation and the calculator use accommodation.

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