- 4 districts appeal school-choice exemption denials
- > Feb 20, 5:45 AM: Four districts that sought 2018-19 school year exemptions from participating in Public School Choice Act student transfers across district lines have been denied or partially denied by the Arkansas Department of
- State panel backs central Arkansas charter school's plans for new campus
- > Feb 19, 8:26 AM: A proposal by LISA Academy Public Charter Schools to add a secondary-school campus in Sherwood and increase its enrollment cap for all of its schools by 600 students to 2,700 won unanimous approval Thursday from the
- State panel backs LISA plans for new campus
- > Feb 16, 7:20 AM: A proposal by LISA Academy Public Charter Schools to add a secondary-school campus in Sherwood and increase its enrollment cap for all of its schools by 600 students to 2,700 won unanimous approval Thursday from the
- Education Matters: Arkansas Virtual Academy
- Feb 13, 7:47 AM: The Carpenters say the Arkansas Virtual Academy essentially helped them continue their education. Sage was born with severe food allergies to peanuts, dairy, shellfish and soy, to name a few.
- School-choice backers rally at Capitol
- Jan 25, 6:31 AM: The Capitol rotunda on Wednesday echoed with the voices of scores of children from nontraditional public and private schools.
- Crowding a problem on UALR-high school campus
- Jan 23, 7:41 AM: EStem Public Charter High School has closed the book on its first semester at its new location on the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus -- but not without growing pains.
- Events planned on school choice
- > Jan 22, 7:59 AM: Events are planned in Arkansas this week to mark National School Choice Week, which is held annually to highlight different education options for students, including traditional charter, magnet, private, home and online
- Jan. 21-27 is Arkansas School Choice Week
- Jan 18, 8:05 AM: Gov. Hutchinson has officially proclaimed Jan. 21-27 as Arkansas School Choice Week, joining dozens of other governors and hundreds of city and county leaders nationwide.
- Driven students on new path
- > Jan 15, 8:03 AM: The 12,000-student Pulaski Special district is one of several Arkansas districts in recent years to redesign the delivery of education through the state's school of innovation or conversion charter school initiatives.
- State student plan gets more queries; process with U.S. called ‘fast, furious’
- > Jan 15, 6:46 AM: The Arkansas Board of Education wrapped up two days of meetings Friday during which members acted on the renewal of seven charter schools and approved waivers on the school start date for the Little Rock and Pulaski County
- Student applications now accepted for new virtual Mena Public School
- Jan 12, 6:31 AM: Polk County Virtual Academy, will operate under the District Conversion Charter School guidelines, and will offer need-based assistance to students for technology and internet connectivity.
- First online student in Arkansas wins Clinton Scholarship
- > Jan 10, 7:06 AM: High school senior Grace Turner won first place in the Clinton Foundation Ideas Matter Essay Contest. Grace attends high school entirely online through Arkansas Virtual Academy and is the first online student to win this
- Improved draft rules on school reuse urged; process ‘gamed’ by some, Arkansas lawmaker says
- > Jan 8, 7:14 AM: Draft rules for a 2017 state law that enables charter-school operators to acquire "unused" or "underutilized" public school district buildings need better definitions of the terms, a legislative sponsor of the law says.
- Northwest Arkansas school choice festival returns
- Jan 8, 6:48 AM: Organizers of the 2018 Northwest Arkansas School Choice Festival are looking to build on last year's inaugural event and provide more information about local educational options.
- Northwest Arkansas school choice festival returns
- Jan 5, 6:00 AM: Organizers of the 2018 Northwest Arkansas School Choice Festival are looking to build on last year's inaugural event and provide more information about local educational options.
- New rules give more freedom to Arkansas parents homeschooling children
- > Jan 2, 6:47 AM: Parents of thousands of home-schooled Arkansas students are no longer required to annually describe to the state the curriculum they will teach, their teaching schedule or their teaching qualifications, according to 2017
- Rules drafted for Arkansas charters' school-site use
- > Jan 2, 6:04 AM: Vacant or underused public school buildings across Arkansas will be catching second looks from charter school operators in the coming months -- the result of a law passed in early 2017 and the proposed rules for carrying
- Panel OKs renewals of 3 open-enrollment charter schools in state
- Dec 26, 8:44 AM: The state's Charter Authorizing Panel on Thursday approved the multiyear renewal of three open-enrollment charter schools, including one of the state's oldest -- Arkansas Arts Academy in Rogers.
- Student voucher program growing
More than six times as many students are participating in the state's Succeed Scholarship Program this school year than took part in the state-funded voucher system last year.
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