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LRSD superintendent says no decision yet on whether striking teachers will be disciplined or terminated
Nov 12, 8:51 AM: Little Rock School District Superintendent Mike Poore said that the district has not decided how or if it will discipline teachers who strike on Thursday. The Little Rock Education Association earlier today called for a >
Strike plans unclear, Little Rock teachers hold ‘walk-ins’
Nov 7, 8:16 AM: Little Rock teachers have given few clues on whether they’ll strike because of Arkansas’ decision to no longer recognize their union, but they’re staging other demonstrations aimed at drawing attention to the end of their >
LRSD teachers to stage walk-in
Nov 5, 8:03 AM: Little Rock School District teachers plan "a walk-in" at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday as a show of solidarity for students and traditional public schools, the Little Rock Education Association announced on its Facebook page. >
School Choice Critics: Don't let NOLA happen here in LRSD
Nov 5, 5:54 AM: In the nationwide debate going on in cities across the country, there's a divide over those seeking to choose how and where their child gets his or her education, versus the obligation a state has to educate everybody. >
LR mayor seeks charter school limits
Nov 1, 6:24 AM: Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. said he will ask the state to put a moratorium on new charter school seats in Little Rock, his communications director said Thursday.
Union's sway in LRSD ends after 53 years
Nov 1, 5:57 AM: The state Board of Education voted Oct. 10 to end recognition of the Little Rock Education Association as the collective bargaining agent for teachers in the Little Rock district, a move that has caused anger throughout >
LR students' sickout backs teacher union
Oct 31, 7:17 AM: In a symbolic move, thousands of students from the Little Rock School District staged a "sickout" protest Wednesday in support of teachers who are about to lose union representation after a decision by the state Board of >
State draft plots course for LRSD
Oct 30, 6:25 AM: The state Education secretary released a draft memo on the Little Rock School District on Tuesday that lays out a framework for creation of community schools and outlines the conditions under which the district will be >
The second Little Rock crisis
Oct 29, 5:20 AM: Little Rock is a city on edge. Nearly five years after the State Board of Education voted to remove the democratically elected school board and take control of the Little Rock School District, the capital city is bracing >
An Attempt to Resegregate Little Rock, of All Places
Oct 22, 8:16 AM: A battle over local control in a city that was the face of integration shows the extent of the new segregation problem in the U.S.
Little Rock school district won't be divided into two groups, but teachers fear they'll be stripped of their rights
Oct 11, 7:49 AM: The Arkansas Board of Education took a step Thursday toward returning the Little Rock School District to local control, rejecting a controversial idea that struggling schools remain under state supervision while improving >
State Board retreats from proposal to divide Little Rock school district, then votes to boot the teachers’ union
Oct 11, 5:43 AM: The state Board of Education retreated from the framework it adopted earlier for the Little Rock School District, but then it voted to oust the Little Rock Education Association as representative of teachers. >
Don't carve up LR district, ralliers urge
Oct 10, 6:14 AM: Teachers, parents, community members and students clad in red flooded to Little Rock Central High School on Wednesday night demanding that the school district not be divided.
Governor, education secretary say modifications to Little Rock schools plan not out of the question
Oct 9, 5:37 AM: Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Education Secretary Johnny Key on Tuesday suggested that modifications to a previously approved framework plan for governing the Little Rock School District are not out of the question. >
LR mayor pitches city role in schools
Oct 8, 5:32 AM: Mayor Frank Scott Jr. announced on Monday a proposal to return the Little Rock School District to local control, which includes putting an interim school board in place in January 2020 and having the district operate its >
Editorial: Restrictive union contracts hurting schools
Oct 8, 4:56 AM: Last week the Little Rock School District released its list of failing schools--those with a letter grade of F. Some of the schools are the same as they were five years ago, and some of the schools are new to the F list. >
Schools' grading has Little Rock urgency; new scores to set up state decisions
Oct 7, 6:37 AM: The Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education's release Wednesday of 2019 numerical scores and letter grades for more than 1,000 public schools will put the state Board of Education in position Thursday to >
LREA makes its case at community meeting
Oct 1, 8:19 AM: Teresa Knapp Gordon, president of the Little Rock Education Association, the teachers union that represents Little Rock School District educators, sharply criticized the State Board of Education’s framework for the future >
Opinion: Innovate for kids
Sep 26, 5:20 AM: A little-known law, Act 601 of 2013, allows flexibility to exist in our schools in Arkansas. Sen. Joyce Elliott, an educator herself, wrote this law to help schools look at innovative ways to design their educational >
School choice advocates applaud LRSD proposal
Sep 26, 5:04 AM: While anger has grown in the city from some expressing dismay over a plan to return partial local control to the Little Rock School District, another group who helped shape the framework is cheering what it may mean, five >



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