Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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News Releases

Media Advisory - Public Meetings

08/15/2019

Members of the State Board of Education will host three public meetings regarding the future status of the Little Rock School District. The public will have the opportunity to provide input regarding potential next steps for the district.

Media Advisory - Flashing Red. Kids Ahead. Press Event

08/08/2019

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas Department of Education Secretary Johnny Key, legislators, and community stakeholders will promote the 2019 Flashing Red. Kids Ahead. school bus safety campaign at 10 a.m. August 13, 2019, in the State Capitol Rotunda, 500 Woodlane St. Little Rock, AR 72201.

ADE, State Board Launch 2019-2020 My Child/My Student Campaign

08/07/2019

Positive and productive communication between parents and teachers throughout the school year helps promote student success in and out of the classroom. To support parents and educators, the Arkansas Department of Education and State Board of Education are launching the 2019-2020 My Child/My Student public awareness campaign.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meeting

08/07/2019

The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 10 a.m. August 13, 2019, in the Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Media Advisory - State Board Meeting UPDATE

08/05/2019

UPDATE: Due to the board meeting only being one day this month, the State Board dinner for August 8, 2019, has been cancelled.

Seventh Annual Flashing Red. Kids Ahead. Campaign Promotes School Bus Safety

08/02/2019

In just a few short weeks, more than 6,000 school buses will begin sharing the roadways with motorists, meaning school bus safety will again be a priority. To encourage all drivers to obey traffic laws, especially around school buses, the Arkansas Department of Education, Arkansas Association of Pupil Transportation, and Arkansas School Bus Mechanics Association are launching the seventh annual Flashing Red. Kids Ahead. school bus safety campaign.

Media Advisory - State Board Meeting

08/01/2019

The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. August 8, 2019, in the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Four Teachers Named 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year State Semi-Finalists

08/01/2019

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Department of Education Secretary Johnny Key announced today the four teachers named 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year State Semi-Finalists. The semi-finalists were selected among 15 regional finalists and were recognized at an event today at the Governor’s Mansion.

Media Advisory: Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists Ceremony; Four State Semi-Finalists Announced

07/30/2019

The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. August 1, 2019, at the Arkansas Governor's Mansion,1800 Center St., Little Rock, AR 72206. Regional finalists should arrive at 9:15 a.m. Doors will open for other guests at 9:45 a.m.

Media Advisory - Special State Board Meeting

07/29/2019

The State Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. July 30, 2019, in the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Auditorium, 4 Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

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