Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Chrissy Hallwachs Named 2013 Arkansas History Teacher of the Year


Congratulations to Chrissy Hallwachs, a teacher at Cooper Elementary School in the Bentonville School District! Hallwachs was recently named the 2013 Arkansas History Teacher of the Year.

New Dyslexia Professional Development Available


A new dyslexia professional awareness program is now available on ArkansasIDEAS.

Several ADE Communications Tools Available


ADE Webmaster Jennifer George provided an overview of the website at the first Communications Connection session for employees.

2014 Arkansas Youth Summit Set for April 3


Register to attend the Attorney General’s 2014 Arkansas Youth Summit that will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 3 at the Gina Cox Center in Lonoke.

Mary Stein Elected to National Council


Congratulations to Mary Kathryn Stein, the program coordinator for the ADE Gifted and Talented and AP programs!

Congressional STEM Academic Competition Under Way


The first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, known as the “House App Contest,” is under way.

Arkansas Digital Learning Day Celebration Postponed


Due to inclement weather, the Arkansas Digital Learning Day celebration that was scheduled for 9 a.m. Feb. 5, 2014, has been postponed until 9 a.m. May 21, 2014.

Essential Personnel Only for State Offices in Little Rock Metro on Tuesday


With freezing rain expected throughout most of the workday in Central Arkansas, Governor Mike Beebe has declared that only essential personnel will report to work at State offices in the Little Rock Metropolitan Area on Tuesday.

National School Counseling Week


Governor Mike Beebe has proclaimed February 3 through 7, 2014 as National School Counseling Week in Arkansas and encourages his fellow citizens to recognize school counselors employed in public and private schools throughout Arkansas for their significant contributions to our children's futures.

ADE to Host Live Streaming Event to Celebrate Digital Learning Day


Technology skills are essential in today's learning environment. To bring awareness of their importance, the Arkansas Department of Education will host a live streaming event Feb. 5 at 9 a.m. to celebrate Digital Learning Day.

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