Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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USDE Approves Arkansas' ESSA Plan

01/16/2018

Arkansas’ Every Student Succeeds Act plan received approval today from the U.S. Department of Education. The approval of Arkansas’ federal education accountability plan reflects more than a year and a half of ongoing collaboration, input and feedback provided by educators, parents and students around the state.

Media Advisory - Advisory Committee on Public School Academic Facilities Meeting

01/12/2018

The Advisory Committee on Public School Academic Facilities will meet at 9:30 a.m. January 23, 2018. in the Arkansas Department of Heritage building, 1100 North Street, Little Rock, AR 72201.

ADE Partners With MLK Commission for 2018 MEGA KINGFEST

01/05/2018

The Arkansas Department of Education is proud to partner with the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission to live stream the 2018 MEGA KINGFEST event at 1 p.m. January 15, 2018, at North Little Rock High School.

Media Advisory - State Board of Education Meetings

01/04/2018

The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. January 11, 2018, and 9 a.m. January 12, 2018 in the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Auditorium, 5301 Northshore Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72118.

Arkansas Department of Education Launches Fourth Year of Arkansas Declaration of Learning Initiative

12/15/2017

The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to launch the fourth year of the Arkansas Declaration of Learning initiative. Arkansas is the first state to participate in the national program and is partnering with the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, the Clinton Foundation, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Reception Rooms.

Coding Competition Date Set; Stipends for Teachers Announced

12/11/2017

During Computer Science Education Week, which was December 4-10, the Arkansas Department of Education released a computer science-related announcement each day. ADE is pleased to share the weekend’s announcements made via social media and reiterate where information on the other releases can be found.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meetings

12/11/2017

The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 8:30 a.m. December 20, 2017, and 8:30 a.m. December 21, 2017, the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Boardroom, 5301 Northshore Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72118.

Approximately 900 Public School Libraries to Receive Computer Coding Devices, Books

12/08/2017

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Education Office of Computer Science are pleased to announce a cross initiative promotion that will provide approximately 900 public school libraries with coding devices and coding-related books. This promotion combines the efforts of the Arkansas Computer Science Initiative with R.I.S.E. Arkansas’ mission of building a culture of reading in Arkansas.

Harvard to Provide Computer Science Professional Development for Teachers

12/07/2017

The Arkansas Department of Education Office of Computer Science is pleased to announce that the Harvard CS50 AP team is coming to Arkansas! The Harvard CS50 AP team has committed to, for the first time ever, providing its College Board Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles endorsed professional development away from their home campus.

Media Advisory - State Board of Education Meetings

12/07/2017

The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. December 14, 2017, and 9 a.m. December 15, 2017 in the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Auditorium, 5301 Northshore Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72118.

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