Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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News Releases

Arkansas' 11th-Grade ACT Scores Hold Steady

07/01/2016

Arkansas’ 11th-grade average ACT scores remained steady during the 2015-16 school year, with some areas showing slight increases from the previous year.

Freno Named ADE General Counsel

06/22/2016

Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key is pleased to announce that Lori Freno has been named the department’s general counsel effective July 1, 2016. Freno replaces Kendra Clay, who has accepted a job with the Springdale School District.

Media Advisory - Little Rock Area Public Education Stakeholder Group Meeting

06/21/2016

The Little Rock Area Public Education Stakeholder Group will meet at 5 p.m. June 29, 2016, in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR.

Media Advisory - Special State Board of Education Meeting

06/21/2016

A special State Board of Education meeting will be held at 5 p.m. June 27, 2016, in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR.

Media Advisory - National Association of State Boards of Education Regional Meeting

06/20/2016

The National Association of State Boards of Education will be holding its regional meeting on June 24, 2016, through June 25, 2016, at the Little Rock Central High School. Arkansas State Board of Education members may attend and participate in the meeting.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Work Session

06/13/2016

The Charter Authorizing Panel will hold a work session at 1 p.m. June 17, 2016, in the Auditorium at the Arkansas Department of Education, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Media Advisory - SBE Meetings

05/31/2016

The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. June 9, 2016 and 9 a.m. June 10, 2016, at the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.

Media Advisory - Computer Science Task Force Meeting

05/31/2016

A Computer Science Task Force Meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. June 10, 2016 in the Arkansas Department of Education Conference Room 201-A, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR.

Media Advisory - Little Rock Area Public Education Stakeholder Group Meeting

05/27/2016

A Little Rock Area Public Education Stakeholder Group Meeting will be held at 5 p.m. June 6, 2016 in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR.

Poore to Begin Transitional Role at LRSD June 13

05/27/2016

Michael Poore, the incoming Little Rock School District superintendent, will begin working at the district June 13 in a transitional role.

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