Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Department of Education announces Arkansas's National Youth Science Camp Delegation


The ADE announced today that Margaret Nicole Woods and Karla Gabriela Morrissey have been selected as the two most promising young scientific leaders in the state’s 2013 high school graduating class.

PARCC Becomes a Non-Profit


The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) announced the formation of a new non-profit organization to oversee the development of its next generation assessments.

PARCC Releases Tool To Prepare Schools and Districts for Rigorous 21st Century Assessments


The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) today announced a new planning tool and guidance for schools and districts that will help them get ready for new, 21st century assessments in the 2014-2015 school year.

Registration for the 2013 Educators Career Fair


Registration is now open for the 2013 Educators Career Fair. Hosted by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), the event will be held from 9:00 am to noon on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Metroplex /Team Summit Event Center, 10800 Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock.

El Dorado Promise Expands Student Eligibility


El Dorado Promise, Inc. announces its intention to broaden student eligibility for the El Dorado Promise Scholarship program.

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.

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