318 articles

The River Valley Virtual Academy Features Aspects Similar To Traditional Schooling
Mar 17, 6:31 AM: The River Valley Virtual Academy opens in August and is already drawing in quite a bit of attention from potential students and parents.
Education savings account bill fails, other school bills advance
Mar 17, 5:02 AM: A bill to create accounts parents could use to send their children to private or charter schools failed in the House on Thursday. Also Thursday, a House committee advanced bills to move the dates of school elections and >
Panel gives LR charter school April deadline to make fixes
Mar 16, 7:02 AM: Rockbridge Montessori School, a 2-year-old taxpayer-supported charter school in Little Rock, has until the middle of April to show management improvements that are necessary if the school is to avoid closure. >
Arkansas Plan To Send State Dollars To Private Schools Advancing In Amended Form
Mar 15, 5:51 AM: A scaled back education bill to create a voucher-like program – which channels public dollars to private schools through individual education savings accounts- is headed to the Arkansas House floor. On Tuesday a >
Area school co-op pushed by panelist
Mar 14, 6:19 AM: A state committee formed last year to find ways in which traditional schools and charter schools in Little Rock might cooperate spent time Monday "pingponging" ideas as members begin a push to finalize their >
Principal: New online school meets Arkansas students’, parents’ needs
Mar 13, 6:34 AM: Arkansas students no longer have to show up to a brick-and-mortar school to gain a high-quality education, according to one official.
Arkansas House passes bill on vacant schools for charters
Mar 13, 5:59 AM: A bill giving charter schools first dibs on vacant school buildings passed the House on Thursday after failing the day before.
Arkansas Board of Education labels 17 distressed
Mar 13, 5:50 AM: Two school systems and 15 schools -- including three each in Little Rock and Forrest City -- will keep their state-applied "academic distress" labels for another year, the Arkansas Board of Education decided Thursday. >
Arkansas Board of Education allows Arkansas Connections Academy waiver
Mar 10, 7:26 AM: The Arkansas Board of Education opted Thursday not to review a Charter Authorizing Panel decision to grant a waiver to Arkansas Connections Academy, an online school based in Bentonville.
Groups inform state of desire to operate 16 new charter schools
Mar 10, 6:28 AM: Thirteen organizations have notified the Arkansas Department of Education that they intend to apply to operate 16 new open-enrollment charter schools -- including six in Greater Little Rock and four in Pine Bluff -- >
Bill lets parents tailor kids' school funds
Mar 10, 5:48 AM: Parents would be given broad authority to spend state education funds as they see fit on their children under a proposal approved by the House Education Committee on Thursday.
Bill Giving Charter Schools Rights to Public School Buildings Fails in House
Mar 9, 7:02 AM: A bill that would grant Arkansas charter schools the right to buy or lease unused or underutilized public school buildings failed in the House in a 50-32 vote Wednesday. Had it passed, it would have been sent to Governor >
Legislation to Expand Voucher Program Clears Panel
Mar 8, 7:03 AM: A bill that would expand a special-needs education voucher program to include foster children passed on a voice vote with some dissent in the House Education Committee Wednesday.
Vacant-schools bill clears panel
Mar 7, 7:31 AM: The House Education Committee advanced a bill Monday giving charter schools first dibs on vacant school buildings, after Little Rock School District Superintendent Michael Poore and Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola spoke >
Bill to Ease Restrictions on Voucher Program Clears the House
Mar 2, 6:43 AM: A bill that would allow superintendents to waive the requirement that a student attend public school for a year before being eligible to participate in a special-needs education voucher program passed 69-7 in the House >
Home schooling popularity soaring in Arkansas
Feb 28, 5:58 AM: Home schooling is growing exponentially across the country, Arkansas included. According to the State Department of Education, during the 1995-1996 school year, there were 5,755 students enrolled in home schooling. 10 >
Charter Schools Given More Power Over Lottery Systems With New Bill
Feb 27, 7:07 AM: This change gives charter schools the opportunity to target low income and non english speakers.  As well as special education and students from distressed schools.
Charter School Authorizing Panel Membership Requirements Stripped By Arkansas Senate
Feb 22, 7:50 AM: A bill to open-up membership in the public charter school authorizing panel to anyone in the public – without requirement – sailed through the Arkansas Senate on Monday. Currently the panel that makes recommendations on >
Proposed bill would allow charter schools to occupy empty, underutilized school buildings
Feb 22, 6:03 AM: A bill in the 91st General Assembly would allow charter schools to move in to vacant or underutilized public school buildings. If passed, it's a win for charter schools. But, to those hoping to keep all of Little Rock's >
Arkansas Senate OKs charter school panel measure
Feb 21, 7:26 AM: The Senate voted 28-5 Monday to approve a bill to loosen restriction on who can serve on the state panel that authorizes charter schools.



Overall rating for

Best Performing Outlets

  • Log Cabin Democrat - Online 75%
  • Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Online 75%


Total stories:


Total media outlets:

Worst Performing Outlets

  • Sun-Times - Online 17%
  • Paragould Daily Press 17%