Timing and expectations are critical, as I have been reminded over the last few days. I deeply regret my poor implementation of a transition in Little Rock School District leadership and the timing in which it occurred.
The Arkansas Department of Education began the selection process for a stakeholder group that will provide recommendations regarding traditional public schools and charter schools to the State Board of Education.
The Arkansas Department of Education and Little Rock School District remain committed to providing student-focused learning opportunities and achieving academic excellence.
A press conference regarding the Little Rock School District superintendent will be held today, April 19 in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR. The event will be live streamed.
Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key announced today that Michael Poore has been named the Little Rock School District superintendent effective July 1.
"Baker Kurrus' contract as the Little Rock School District superintendent ends June 30. I have asked him to remain involved in the ongoing work of LRSD. This could occur in a formal position through ADE or informally as he had been doing previously under former Commissioner Tony Wood. A new superintendent will be named tomorrow who will continue the work of moving LRSD toward academic excellence."
U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. is scheduled to visit Springdale High School from 1:10 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 15, 2016.
The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet on April 20 in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.
The State Board of Education today approved the Arkansas Mathematics Standards for grades kindergarten through 12. With the approval, ADE will develop high school courses for State Board approval in May. Schools may begin implementing the new standards during the 2016-17 school year, with full implementation in the 2017-18 school year.
The State Board of Education will meet at 8 a.m. April 14 in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock. The National Association of Charter School Authorizers training and work session regarding how to access School Performance Reports will held at 8:30 a.m. April 15 in the Auditorium.
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