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Pull LR school's charter, authorizing panel urges
Apr 20, 6:13 AM: An Arkansas Department of Education panel voted Wednesday to revoke the charter issued to Covenant Keepers College Preparatory School because of governance, financial and academic problems.
Charter school looks to take over Ridgway Christian High School
Apr 17, 5:15 AM: Supporters of a proposed Southeast Arkansas Preparatory High School discussed this week their vision for opening a charter school in Pine Bluff.
6 proposals in play to reuse LR school sites
Apr 4, 6:52 AM: Six organizations or individuals have submitted proposals to use the Woodruff and Franklin school buildings, which will be vacated by the Little Rock School District beginning with the 2017-18 school year.
Arkansas House rejects 2nd bill on education savings accounts
Apr 3, 5:09 AM: A Senate bill to create savings accounts that families could use to send students to nonpublic schools was rejected Friday by the House, which previously voted down a similar House bill.
Panel OKs school savings plan
Mar 29, 5:59 AM: A House panel on Tuesday narrowly approved a revived attempt to provide education funds to parents looking for options other than traditional public schools for their children.
Four schools in district seek 'innovation' status
Mar 27, 5:55 AM: All four high schools in the Pulaski County Special School District have submitted applications to the state to become "schools of innovation," where instruction is to be challenging and personalized -- and at least >
Future School of Fort Smith to add STEM center, classrooms
Mar 23, 6:06 AM: Adding students means adding space at Future School of Fort Smith. The public charter high school is in its first year and will add new 10th-graders in the fall as its current students move up to 11th grade. The school >
Bill to Allow Vouchers for Foster Children Clears Senate Committee
Mar 23, 5:36 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 Senate Education Committee Wednesday.
Arkansas Senate approves education savings account bill
Mar 22, 5:55 AM: A bill to create "education savings accounts" that families could use to send students to nonpublic schools passed Tuesday in the Senate.
Voucher-Like Bill Revived in Senate Committee
Mar 21, 6:07 AM: A controversial bill that would establish education savings accounts to be used at parents' discretion to fund private school and other education costs passed in a voice vote with some dissent in the Senate Education >
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 -- >



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