Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Teacher Advocacy


An advocate is a  person who supports or promotes the interests of another, and that is what a teacher is doing when he or she works to engage students and their parents as partners in a positive, learning-focused classroom community.  - “Everyday Engagement: Making Students and Parents Your Partners in Learning” by Katy Ridnouer

Teacher Leader Advisory Group (TLAG)

The Teacher Leader Advisory Group (TLAG) is a network of outstanding teachers and building-level administrators who may assist the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) by reviewing and providing input and feedback regarding DESE initiatives and assisting with other functions, including but not limited to professional development activities, academic standards review, etc.

Teacher Leader Advocacy Group

TLAG Members


Teacher Hotline PAQs



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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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