Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Resources for Parents

Social Media Awareness Campaign

SMACtalk for Parents provides parents and schools with parent-friendly posters that inform and educate in keeping our children safe online. Posters can be placed in the parent center at a school, posted online, shared on social media, or sent home in students’ backpacks. A new poster, in English and Spanish, will release the last day of each month spotlighting SMACtalk’s featured topic, fresh tips, and other applicable resources.

Parent-Friendly Posters

Vetting Information

(in English) (en español)

Virtual Relationships

(in English) (en español)

Online Etiquette

(in English) (en español)

Introduction to SMACtalk

(in English) (en español)

For more information, please contact:

Parent Subcommittee Chair
Ray Girdler, Director of Technology Initiatives & Resources
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary & Secondary Education
Research & Technology
Phone: 501-683-4230

Parent Subcommittee Members
Robin Finley
Kim Wright
Emily Powell Carpenter
Thomas Coy
Maria Touchstone

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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