Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

My Child/My Student

2020-2021 My Child/My Student Campaign




The goal of the My Child/My Student campaign is to encourage positive, productive communication between parents and teachers. Research shows that ongoing effective communication between parents and teachers results in improved student learning and support. With the impact of COVID-19 on education in Arkansas, this communication is more important than ever!

The focus of this year’s campaign is to provide timely information to both parents and teachers to help them navigate the school year in light of the pandemic. Instead of monthly college and career readiness and student safety topics and links to resources on this webpage (combined with accompanying social media posts), the campaign will shift primarily to social media, where the latest parent/teacher resources and information will be posted.

To see the latest parent/teacher resources, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, where related social media posts also will be translated into Spanish. Be sure to also follow posts using #ARStudentFocused and #EngagementMattersAR.

Additional parent resources are always available at, with teacher resources available at

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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