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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 >
Demand for online classes surging in state's NW
Sep 25, 6:12 AM: College students increasingly are going online for their education, and the trend is evident at Northwest Arkansas Community College.
Governor: LR schools' oversight is state duty
Sep 24, 6:02 AM: The state has a legal and moral obligation to continue some oversight of the Little Rock School District, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Monday while also rejecting criticism that the state Board of Education's framework for the >
Online education continues to grow at Northwest Arkansas Community College
Sep 23, 6:20 AM: College students increasingly are going online for their education, a trend evident at Northwest Arkansas Community College.
An open letter to state education leaders: Local control is best for LRSD
Sep 20, 6:05 AM: We, the parents, grandparents, and caregivers of current and future students in the Little Rock School District, urge you to return the LRSD to local control to be governed by an elected school board. Because our children >
Editorial: Look for the union label
Sep 16, 6:07 AM: The Little Rock teachers' union has a good proposal with which we agree: If a school's letter grade (in this case, a D or an F) has not improved over three consecutive years, the principal should be removed and not allowed >
New program to create 200 apprenticeships in Northwest Arkansas
Sep 5, 6:55 AM: A new program in Northwest Arkansas will create hundreds of apprenticeship positions to help Arkansans start their careers at local companies was announced in a press release Wednesday.
Charter school touts changes in Springdale
Sep 3, 6:23 AM: A change in management and philosophy at a downtown charter school has led to higher enrollment and better academic results, according to school officials.
Speakers press for local control over LR schools
Aug 30, 5:35 AM: The fourth forum in two weeks on the future of the state-controlled Little Rock School District -- this one at Longley Baptist Church on Geyer Springs Road -- again attracted a boisterous crowd of at least 200 Thursday but >
Shouting again fills schools meeting
Aug 28, 6:28 AM: Tuesday's state-hosted community meeting -- the second in as many days to solicit ideas about the future of what is now the state-controlled Little Rock School District -- was nearly as crowded and just as raucous as the >
Protests overtake Little Rock school meeting
Aug 27, 5:50 AM: The second in a series of planned meetings on the future of the Little Rock School District quickly turned into a raucous protest Monday night at Don Roberts Elementary in West Little Rock. Several hundred people packed >
State board's decision near for LR schools
Aug 26, 6:30 AM: At a time when the Arkansas Board of Education is holding public forums to collect ideas for how the district might be managed within the parameters of current state law, advisory board members were pressed last week by >
Districts pitch career-focus
Aug 23, 7:26 AM: Pulaski County school district superintendents on Thursday described for nearly 200 business leaders and other education stakeholders their commitment and enthusiasm for cooperatively reconfiguring the county's 10 high >
State panel endorses proposed Northwest Arkansas charter school
Aug 14, 6:42 AM: The state’s Charter Authorizing Panel on Tuesday endorsed a proposed open-enrollment charter school designed to expand educational and social/emotional services to children in kindergarten through sixth grades who have >



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