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Peak Innovation Center offers unique opportunities for students in the region
Jul 30, 9:24 AM: Nadia Facio, an 11th-grader at Northside High School, is an apprentice at ABB. The yearlong collaboration is the result of a partnership between the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith’s program, the Peak Innovation Center, >
Virtual student numbers increasing across Arkansas for 2021 school year
Jul 29, 3:38 PM: As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, more and more parents in central Arkansas are choosing the virtual learning option for their children this year. The enrollment numbers keep growing day by day as the delta variant of >
Washington County districts OK, deny school choice transfers
Jul 26, 11:47 AM: Farmington schools will have 49 new kindergarten students for the 2021-22 school year who are transferring to Farmington from other districts through the state's Public School Choice law, according to Stephanie Pinkerton, >
North Little Rock schools to offer outsourced virtual instruction this fall
Jul 26, 11:45 AM: School starts back up in just a few weeks, and one central Arkansas school district is taking a unique approach to virtual learning. The North Little Rock School District is outsourcing teachers and curriculum. So far, >
Schools get remote-learning leeway
Jul 26, 11:39 AM: Arkansas public school systems that did not previously submit plans to the state by a May 1 deadline to offer remote instruction to their students in the coming school year are getting another bite at the apple. >
Panel OKs 7 charters’ online plans
Jul 21, 3:22 PM: The state's Charter Authorizing Panel on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to remote-learning plans proposed by seven operators of open-enrollment and conversion charter schools.
6 organizations file to open 7 charter schools in state
Jun 4, 8:21 AM: Six organizations have submitted initial applications to the state to establish seven new open-enrollment charter school campuses, five of which are proposed for Pulaski County and two are planned for Fort Smith and Hope. >
Some Arkansas school districts plan to offer virtual learning next fall
May 28, 6:13 AM: Some Arkansas school districts are keeping some form of online learning next fall. On Thursday, the Arkansas State Board of Education approved several waivers for digital learning, allowing districts to make their own >
Virtual schooling: Is the playing field level for real school districts and the giant virtual charters?
May 24, 8:13 AM: The standards demanded of real school districts yesterday should be no different than those demanded of the all-virtual schools. Whatever the state Board eventually requires for the 152 applications, it should be no more >
Arkansas schools put 152 online ed pitches on the table
May 21, 8:13 AM: Arkansas education leaders Thursday explored parameters for the future of online, remote K-12 schooling after a year in which the covid-19 pandemic pushed districts to set up an array of remote, digital instruction plans >
State panel backs charter changes
May 19, 7:58 AM: The Arkansas Charter Authorizing Panel on Tuesday endorsed amendments to the state-issued charters held by four high schools to accommodate school plans for operating digital learning academies in the upcoming 2021-22 >
Virtual learning on 'hold' for handful of Arkansas school districts next year
May 17, 5:26 AM: The State Board of Education has already put a hold on some school districts' virtual learning plans for the upcoming school year. So far 150 districts have applied through the state for a virtual learning option for >
Panel to discuss school options, scholarships
May 12, 5:36 AM: The panel members will share experiences with Arkansas' Succeed Scholarship program and the latest updates on other educational opportunities for students.
Haas Hall repeats nabbing top spots for state schools
Apr 28, 8:03 AM: Northwest Arkansas is home to seven of the state's top 10 public high schools, according to the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Haas Hall Academy led the state's high schools in the 2021 Best High Schools >
Arkansas Has a Major School-Choice Opportunity — Unless Misguided Opponents Get in the Way
Apr 23, 6:32 AM: A bill in the state legislature would help families, private schools, and public schools. So why are the state’s superintendents obstructing it?
Private school tuition measure sent to governor
Apr 22, 6:04 AM: The Arkansas House on Wednesday voted narrowly to send a bill establishing a $2 million state income tax credit program that would fund private school scholarships to Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
School voucher bill: passes committee’s
Apr 21, 6:17 AM:

The House Revenue and Taxation Committee today endorsed Sen. Jonathan Dismang’s bill to expand school vouchers in Arkansas with a $2 million program to pay to send 250 students to private schools.

Private school tuition measure passes Senate
Apr 16, 6:28 AM: Legislation that would pay for private school tuition and fees for roughly 250 students and award up to $2 million a year in state income tax credits to the contributors for the scholarships zipped through the Arkansas >
Dismang finds a friendly Senate committee for school voucher bill
Apr 15, 6:04 AM: Sen. Jonathan Dismang snuck a reduced school voucher bill out of the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee today, rather than going through the Education Committee, where it would have had a harder road to passage. >
A reworked school voucher bill introduced in the Senate
Apr 6, 5:45 AM: A school voucher expansion stymied in the House will get another run in the Senate, with some modifications from the measure defeated in House committee.



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