Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

News Releases

State Board of Education Meeting

12/03/2020

A State Board of Education Meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. December 10, 2020, in the Auditorium at the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Media Advisory - State Board of Education Subcommittee Meeting

11/30/2020

A State Board of Education Subcommittee Meeting will be held at 2:15 p.m. November 30, 2020, in Conference Room 201-A at the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Media Advisory - State Board of Education Work Session

11/20/2020

The State Board of Education will hold a work session at 10 a.m. December 1, 2020. This will be an onsite meeting with limited capacity in keeping with the governor’s directive and guidance from the Arkansas Department of Health.

Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation Meeting

11/20/2020

The Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation will meet at 1 p.m. on December 7, 2020. This will be an onsite meeting with limited capacity in keeping with the governor’s directive and guidance from the Arkansas Department of Health.

Media Advisory - Professional Licensure Standards Board Meeting

11/20/2020

The Professional Licensure Standards Board will meet at 9 a.m. December 4, 2020, via video conference.

UPDATE: Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children's Committee Chair Work Session Postponed

11/17/2020

The Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children Chair Committee Work Session scheduled for 10 a.m. November 23, 2020, has been postponed.

$5.5 Million Literacy Subgrants Awarded to 128 Schools, Districts

11/16/2020

Students around the state will soon experience the benefits of enhanced literacy programs thanks to the distribution of $5.5 million in federal funds this year.

Independent Evaluation Validates Success of Arkansas PLC at Work® Project

11/13/2020

An independent evaluation of Arkansas’ Professional Learning Communities at Work® project determined that the program has positively impacted student achievement on the ACT Aspire assessment.

Media Advisory - Vision for Excellence in Education and Arkansas Accountability System Steering Committee Meeting

11/12/2020

The Vision for Excellence in Education and Arkansas Accountability System Steering Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. November 18, 2020, in the DESE auditorium. This will be an onsite meeting with limited capacity in keeping with the governor’s directive and guidance from the Arkansas Department of Health. Individuals critical to the logistical operations of the meeting will be physically present. Everyone else is encouraged to watch via live stream.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meeting

11/12/2020

The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 9 a.m. November 17, 2020, in the DESE auditorium. This will be an onsite meeting with limited capacity in keeping with the governor’s directive and guidance from the Arkansas Department of Health. Individuals critical to the logistical operations of the meeting will be physically present. Everyone else is encouraged to watch via live stream.

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