Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Michael Poore Update to State Board of Education

05/12/2016

After his report to the State Board May 13 regarding career and technical centers, Michael Poore will provide a brief update regarding his transition to Little Rock. The board meeting begins at 9 a.m. Poore was recently named the superintendent of the Little Rock School District effective July 1, 2016.

Two Arkansas Students Selected for National Youth Science Camp

05/12/2016

The Arkansas Department of Education and Gov. Asa Hutchinson are pleased to announce that Elena Milstead, a student at Scranton High School, and Katherine Doderer, a student at Episcopal Collegiate School, were selected to attend the National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia in July. Nicholas Langston, at student at Subiaco Academy, and Alexandra Perkins, from Camden Fairview High School, were selected as first and second alternates.

Media Advisory - SBE Meetings

05/09/2016

The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. May 12, 2016, and 9 a.m. May 13, 2016, at the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock. Multiple subcommittees will meet as well.

Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children Meeting

05/04/2016

The Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children will meet at 10 a.m. May 5. The meeting will be held at the Arkansas Activities Association, 3920 Richards Road, North Little Rock.

Statement from Commissioner Key Regarding LRSD

04/22/2016

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.

ADE Begins Selection Process for Stakeholder Group

04/21/2016

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. 

Joint Message from Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key and Little Rock School District Superintendent Baker Kurrus

04/20/2016

The Arkansas Department of Education and Little Rock School District remain committed to providing student-focused learning opportunities and achieving academic excellence.

Press Conference Regarding Little Rock School District Superintendent

04/19/2016

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.

Michael Poore Named Little Rock School District Superintendent

04/19/2016

Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key announced today that Michael Poore has been named the Little Rock School District superintendent effective July 1. 

Statement from Commissioner Johnny Key Regarding Little Rock School District Superintendent

04/18/2016

"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."

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