Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Archive

Courtney Cochran Named 2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year

Courtney Cochran, a Spanish teacher at Van Buren High School, was named the 2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year during a surprise announcement Nov. 3, 2016 at her school. Cochran went on to become principal at Cedarville High School. 

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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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