Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Social Studies Programs and Opportunities

Academic Programs and Requirements

Community Service Learning

Arkansas Civics Exam


Scholarship Opportunities and Awards

United States Senate Youth Program

Gilder Lehrman American History Teacher of the Year Award

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Melissa Starkey, Social Studies Specialist 
Curriculum Support
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 303-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-6584

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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