Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Provisions Temporarily Suspended for COVID-19 Rapid Response

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed Executive Order 20-06. This is an amendment to his original emergency declaration regarding COVID-19. The amendment instructs state agencies to identify regulatory statutes, orders, and rules that are hindering or preventing the rapid response necessary to combat the spread of and recovery from COVID-19. These provisions will be suspended for 30 days of the date of the executive order, March 17, 2020. 

Please note this is not an exhaustive list and may be updated as needed. Any changes will be communicated via standard communication channels. Also, multiple deadlines are not set in rule or statute. State agencies are allowing for extensions and flexibility.



Amended Proclamation

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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