Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

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Media Advisory - 2020 Impacting Tomorrow Summit

02/20/2020

Approximately 400 high school students from across Arkansas who are interested in a career in education will be in attendance. Secretary Johnny Key will make an announcement regarding a new Certified Teaching Assistant credential at 9:45 a.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.

Media Advisory - Special Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children Teleconference Meeting

02/19/2020

The Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children will hold a special teleconference meeting at 10 a.m. February 21, 2020.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meeting

02/12/2020

The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 10 a.m. February 18, 2020, in the Arkansas Department of Education's Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Pine Bluff Art Teacher Shalisha Thomas Receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award for Arkansas

02/06/2020

At Pine Bluff High School, art teacher Shalisha Thomas is known for broadening her students’ horizons, but not in her wildest imagination would she have expected to receive Arkansas’ 2019-20 Milken Educator Award, and leave school today $25,000 richer. But that’s exactly what happened when Thomas and her colleagues gathered for an all-school assembly this morning helmed by Arkansas Department of Education Secretary Johnny Key.

ADE Announces 35 Recipients of Professional Development Sponsorship

02/04/2020

The Arkansas Department of Education today announced the 35 Arkansas educators selected to each receive a $2,000 sponsorship.

Media Advisory - State Board Meetings

02/03/2020

The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. February 13, 2020, and 9 a.m. February 14, 2020, in the Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201.

Media Advisory - Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation Teleconference Meeting

01/24/2020

The Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation will hold a teleconference meeting at 10 a.m. January 29, 2020.

Media Advisory - Special State Board Meeting

01/22/2020

The State Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 10 a.m. January 24, 2020, in the DESE Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Arkansas Students Selected for United States Senate Youth Program

01/10/2020

The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) announces that high school students Ms. Muskaan Arshad and Ms. Hue Anh Cao will join Senator John Boozman and Senator Tom Cotton in representing Arkansas in the nation’s capital during the 58th annual USSYP Washington Week, to be held March 7 — 14, 2020.

State Releases Five-Year Report on Arkansas' Computer Science Initiative

01/09/2020

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Education’s Office of Computer Science is pleased to announce the release of the 2020 Computer Science Initiative report “Cracking the Code: How Arkansas Became a National Leader in Computer Science & Computing.”

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