Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Media Advisory - Little Rock Area Public Education Stakeholder Group Work Session


The Little Rock Area Public Education Stakeholder Group will meet for a work session at 11 a.m. July 19, 2017 in the Mann Building, 322 Main St., Little Rock, AR 72201.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meeting


The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 8:30 a.m. July 19, 2017, in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.

Arkansas' ACT Aspire Preliminary Scores Reflect Several Significant Increases


Arkansas students made significant improvements on the ACT Aspire in 2016-2017. Results reflect statistically significant increases in the percentage of students who met readiness benchmarks in multiple grades and subject areas.

Media Advisory - SBE Meetings


The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. July 13, 2017, and 9 a.m. July 14, 2017, in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.

Media Advisory - Facilities & Transportation Teleconference Meeting


The Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities & Transportation will hold a teleconference meeting originating from the ADE Commissioner's Conference Room in Little Rock. The meeting will be held at 11 a.m. on July 5, 2017.

DHS Standardizing Education at 7 DYS Facilities with Virtual Arkansas


The Department of Human Services Division of Youth Services is partnering with Virtual Arkansas to provide online coursework and curriculum beginning in August at seven of the state's residential treatment centers for youth placed in the programs through the criminal justice system. Virtual Arkansas is a project of the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas education service cooperatives.

State Board Approves Accreditation Report for 2016-17


The State Board of Education approved an updated Final Accreditation Report Fiscal Year 2016-17: Summary of Accreditation for Arkansas Public Schools and School Districts during a special meeting on June 22, 2017.

Media Advisory - Special SBE Meeting


The State Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 9:30 a.m. June 22, 2017 in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.

Arkansas Teachers, Librarians to Be Recognized at Declaration of Learning Celebration


Twenty-seven Arkansas teachers and librarians will be honored for their participation in the second year of the Arkansas Declaration of Learning program. More than 4,000 students have been reached by the program that encourages classroom innovation. The recognition will be held at 10:30 a.m. June 20, 2017, in the CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock.

Gov. Hutchinson Recognizes Schools for Computer Science Enrollment


Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the winners of the #ARKidsCanCode Enrollment Contest today, recognizing schools for their efforts to encourage students to enroll in high school computer science courses.

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