- School district to allow transfer students; state denies bid by Jacksonville
- > Jan 22, 6:00 AM: In the 2019-20 school year, the Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District will for the first time open its borders to allow students to transfer in and out of district schools regardless of the district in which the
- Federal judge overturns state's forced school transfer participation in four districts
- > Jan 18, 7:08 AM: The Hope, Lafayette County, Junction City and Camden Fairview School Districts all have won a federal judge's ruling in favor of their challenge of the state Board of Education's decision to force them to allow
- Opinion: Giving Options to Every Arkansas Family
- > Jan 15, 6:08 AM: The Reform Alliance exists to prevent the next generation of Arkansas youths from becoming a statistic, by making sure families know about the many quality educational options available to them. Parents can homeschool
- School choice likely to be part of legislative agenda
- > Jan 10, 6:03 AM: The legislation dealing with school choice will likely be among the bills that lawmakers will decide as the Arkansas General Assembly meets later this month, with a key supporter saying the idea has support.
- School-choice bill could return in Legislature
- > Jan 2, 5:37 AM: Arkansas lawmakers in the coming legislative session will consider pay raises for low-earning teachers, changes to the state's education funding formula and whether journalism should be a mandatory course offering in high
- Opinion: For better schools
- Dec 28, 6:45 AM: A new legislative session and Gov. Asa Hutchinson's second term offer opportunities to pass policies which over the long term could make our public schools among America's best.
- State Board approves waiver of Teacher Fair Dismissal law in the LRSD, denies most other proposals
- > Dec 21, 7:09 AM: The State Board of Education voted to waive the Teacher Fair Dismissal law for all Little Rock School District employees after a marathon meeting, which was filled with impassioned pleas from teachers and community members
- Panel votes not to renew PB academy charter
- > Dec 19, 7:01 AM: A divided Arkansas Charter Authorizing Panel voted Tuesday against renewing the state charter for the Pine Bluff Lighthouse Academy beyond this school year, citing low achievement and insignificant or erratic gains in the
- Big change proposed for Springdale charter school
- Dec 10, 8:20 AM: Ozark Montessori Academy will be absorbed by the LISA Academy charter school system starting next fall if the state approves an agreement the two organizations reached last month.
- Rogers New Technology High School reaches out to community for project ideas
- Nov 29, 7:44 AM: A New Technology High School organization designed to forge stronger bonds between the school and the community met for the first time Wednesday.
- Funding Gap Increases Between Traditional Public and Charter Schools
- > Nov 29, 6:28 AM: The average disparity in per-pupil funding between traditional public schools and their public charter school counterparts in major cities, including Little Rock and Tulsa, reached $5,828, a slight increase over the last
- 3 charter schools to face questions
- > Nov 14, 6:42 AM: Three Arkansas public charter schools that recently received F letter grades for the 2017-18 school year are being called in by the state Charter Authorizing Panel to explain the ratings and their plans for improvement.
- Little Rock School District, union agree on contract
- Nov 14, 6:18 AM: The Little Rock School District and the Little Rock Education Association agreed on a contract on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Education.
- Opinion: On school performance
- > Nov 8, 7:39 AM: State Education Commissioner Johnny Key recently announced he intends to ask the state to grant principals the ability to fire teachers, without due process, in what the state considers failing schools. As a parent of a
- District, teacher union to resume talks on waiver
- > Nov 7, 8:23 AM: Leaders of the Little Rock School District and the Little Rock Education Association union of employees will resume negotiations today after talks ended Tuesday without any agreements on alterations to employment
- Commentary: Employers can influence attitudes about higher ed
- > Nov 7, 8:00 AM: Only 22 percent of Arkansans over the age of 25 hold a bachelor's degree. Arkansas ranks 43rd nationally in per capita income. It's easy to connect the dots and identify the obstacles that hinder economic growth and
- Education chief accuses union of 'sowing fear'
- > Nov 5, 6:40 AM: Arkansas Education Commissioner Johnny Key said Friday the Little Rock Education Association is "spreading misinformation" and "sowing seeds of fear" in its opposition to his proposed waiver of employment protection laws
- Editorial: Reasonable adults
- > Nov 2, 6:37 AM: Johnny Key, the commissioner of education, wants an easier path toward getting rid of the worst teachers in failing schools. He'd like permission to do so as needed, without having to wait up to two years while bad
- Consultant suggests solutions to problems eStem charter school created on UA-Little Rock campus
- > Oct 29, 5:27 AM: A private consultant has reported on ways to alleviate problems caused by the arrival of the eStem charter high school on the UA-Little Rock campus. The report says neither institution has realized benefits expected from
- Key seeks to end protections for Little Rock teachers — but only in certain schools
- > Oct 24, 5:13 AM: That means the state labor law that provides due process protection for firing teachers in other Arkansas public schools would no longer apply to teachers at campuses in Little Rock that recently received a "D" or an "F"
Overall rating for
Best Performing Outlets
- Log Cabin Democrat - Online 75%
- Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Online 75%
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Worst Performing Outlets
- Sun-Times - Online 17%
- Paragould Daily Press 17%