Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

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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.”

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

01/07/2020

The Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children will meet at 9 a.m. January 14, 2020.

Application Window Opens for Sixth Year of Arkansas Declaration of Learning Initiative

01/03/2020

The Arkansas Department of Education’s Division of Elementary and Secondary Education is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the sixth year of the Arkansas Declaration of Learning initiative.

Media Advisory - State Board Meetings

01/02/2020

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

Media Advisory - State Military Installation Representatives of the Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children Meeting

12/20/2019

The state military installation representatives of the Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children will meet at 10 a.m. January 3, 2020, in Building 6000, Camp Robinson, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72118.

Arkansas Students Complete 1 Million Computer Science and STEM Lessons

12/20/2019

Following a successful Computer Science Education Week, December 9-15, the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), the Arkansas Public School Resource Center (APSRC), and Learning Blade are excited to announce that Arkansas is the first state to complete over 1,000,000 computer science and STEM lessons.

Arkansas to Recognize Approximately 50 Computer Science Students

12/13/2019

The Arkansas Department of Education is looking for outstanding students who have demonstrated their commitment to computer science education. Through the Arkansas Students of Distinction in Computer Science Recognition Program, up to 50 public and private school, as well as homeschool students, currently in grades 11 or 12 will be recognized for their efforts in computer science education.

Reading, Computer Science Initiatives to Provide Books to Libraries Around State

12/12/2019

The Arkansas Department of Education’s Office of Computer Science is pleased to announce the continuation of its cross initiative program supporting both the Arkansas Computer Science Initiative and the Arkansas Reading Initiative for Student Excellence.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meetings

12/11/2019

The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 9 a.m. December 17 and 18, 2019, in the Arkansas Department of Education's Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

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