Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Join the Teach Arkansas Campaign

Join Teach Arkansas by Sharing Your Commitment!

Educators are demonstrating their commitment daily to students, parents, and communities across the state of Arkansas. As we celebrate signing week, we are excited to provide opportunities for you to participate and share. Tag us on Facebook (@ArkansasEd), Twitter (@ArkansasEd), and Instagram (@Arkansas_Ed).

Be sure to use the hashtag #TeachArkansas. When posting to Facebook, be sure to tag at least three educators you know!

You may have seen the "First Born" or "First Date" challenges on social media. Welcome to our "First Day of School Challenge!" Post a first day of school photo next to a picture of you in your classroom from home. Remember to include #TeachArkansas in your post!

Save our TeachAR background and use as your virtual background when meeting virtually with your colleagues and students. (see images below)

Join in with your school, educator prep friends, or pre-teaching class and "Pass the Pen." For an example, click on the link:


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For more information, please contact:

Arkansas Department of Education
Office of Educator Effectiveness
Four Capitol Mall, Room 402-B
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Phone:  501-682-8526
Fax:  501-682-5118

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