Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Panel Members

The following serve on the Charter Authorizing Panel: 

  • Dr. Ivy Pfeffer – DESE Deputy Commissioner
  • Greg Rogers –  ADE Chief Financial Officer
  • Phil Baldwin – CEO, Citizens Bank
  • Dr. Angela Kremers – Deputy Director, Career and Technical Education Arkansas Department of Career Education
  • Dr. Naccaman Williams – State Board of Education Member from August 11, 2004, to June 30, 2011
  • Toyce Newton – State Board of Education Member from August 18, 2009, to June 30, 2016

State Standards

Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.

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Licensure & Certification

Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks and more.

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