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LR students' sickout backs teacher union
Oct 31, 7:17 AM: In a symbolic move, thousands of students from the Little Rock School District staged a "sickout" protest Wednesday in support of teachers who are about to lose union representation after a decision by the state Board of >
State draft plots course for LRSD
Oct 30, 6:25 AM: The state Education secretary released a draft memo on the Little Rock School District on Tuesday that lays out a framework for creation of community schools and outlines the conditions under which the district will be >
The second Little Rock crisis
Oct 29, 5:20 AM: Little Rock is a city on edge. Nearly five years after the State Board of Education voted to remove the democratically elected school board and take control of the Little Rock School District, the capital city is bracing >
An Attempt to Resegregate Little Rock, of All Places
Oct 22, 8:16 AM: A battle over local control in a city that was the face of integration shows the extent of the new segregation problem in the U.S.
Little Rock school district won't be divided into two groups, but teachers fear they'll be stripped of their rights
Oct 11, 7:49 AM: The Arkansas Board of Education took a step Thursday toward returning the Little Rock School District to local control, rejecting a controversial idea that struggling schools remain under state supervision while improving >
State Board retreats from proposal to divide Little Rock school district, then votes to boot the teachers’ union
Oct 11, 5:43 AM: The state Board of Education retreated from the framework it adopted earlier for the Little Rock School District, but then it voted to oust the Little Rock Education Association as representative of teachers. >
Don't carve up LR district, ralliers urge
Oct 10, 6:14 AM: Teachers, parents, community members and students clad in red flooded to Little Rock Central High School on Wednesday night demanding that the school district not be divided.
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.



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