Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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News Releases

Congressional STEM Academic Competition Under Way


The first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, known as the “House App Contest,” is under way.

Arkansas Digital Learning Day Celebration Postponed


Due to inclement weather, the Arkansas Digital Learning Day celebration that was scheduled for 9 a.m. Feb. 5, 2014, has been postponed until 9 a.m. May 21, 2014.

Essential Personnel Only for State Offices in Little Rock Metro on Tuesday


With freezing rain expected throughout most of the workday in Central Arkansas, Governor Mike Beebe has declared that only essential personnel will report to work at State offices in the Little Rock Metropolitan Area on Tuesday.

National School Counseling Week


Governor Mike Beebe has proclaimed February 3 through 7, 2014 as National School Counseling Week in Arkansas and encourages his fellow citizens to recognize school counselors employed in public and private schools throughout Arkansas for their significant contributions to our children's futures.

ADE to Host Live Streaming Event to Celebrate Digital Learning Day


Technology skills are essential in today's learning environment. To bring awareness of their importance, the Arkansas Department of Education will host a live streaming event Feb. 5 at 9 a.m. to celebrate Digital Learning Day.

PARCC Sample Test Questions Now Ready for Computer Practice


Teachers in 18 states and the District of Columbia have new resources to help them prepare their students for upcoming field tests.

Air Force Association of Arkansas Accepting Nominations for Teacher of the Year


The Air Force Association of Arkansas is accepting nominations for Teacher of the Year. The program recognizes teachers for their efforts to encourage students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects.

Cody Decker Named ADE Assistant Commissioner


Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Dr. Tom Kimbrell is pleased to announce Cody Decker as the agency's new assistant commissioner of Research and Technology.

KARK Gives ADE Gold Medal Givers Award


KARK presented the Arkansas Department of Education with the Gold Medal Givers 2014 award January 16, 2014, during the KARK 4 Today morning show.

ADE Updates Its Data Center Website


The Arkansas Department of Education recently updated its Data Center website. Besides a new look, the site is easier to navigate.

State Standards

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Licensure & Certification

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