Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

News Releases

Media Advisory - State Board Meeting

06/02/2020

The State Board will meet at 10 a.m. June 11, 2020. The meeting will be live streamed for public viewing.

Media Advisory - Professional Licensure Standards Board Meeting

06/02/2020

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

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

05/28/2020

The Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation will meet at 8:30 a.m. June 3, 2020, at Four Capitol Mall in Little Rock. Due to COVID-19 health restrictions, in-person attendance is limited to no more than 10 people (those involved in the meeting). However, the meeting will be available via teleconference.

Media Advisory - Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children's Committee Meetings

05/26/2020

The Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children's Awards Committee will hold a video conference meeting at 10 a.m. June 3, 2020. The Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children's Outreach Committee will hold a video conference meeting at 10 a.m. June 4, 2020. The Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children's Family Forum Committee will hold a teleconference call meeting at 10 a.m. June 10, 2020.

Warren to Serve as Superintendent of Pine Bluff and Dollarway School Districts

05/22/2020

Arkansas Department of Education Secretary Johnny Key announced today that Barbara Warren will serve a dual role as superintendent of the Dollarway and Pine Bluff School Districts for the 2020-2021 school year.

Food Assistance Approved for Families of Students in Free Lunch Program

05/22/2020

The State of Arkansas received federal approval today to provide food assistance to families of students who are eligible for the free or reduced lunch program when schools are in session, the Departments of Education (ADE) and Human Services (DHS) announced today.

Media Advisory - Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children's Strategic Planning Committee Video Conference Meeting

05/20/2020

The Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children's Strategic Planning Committee will meet at 10 a.m. May 27, 2020, via video conference.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meeting

05/11/2020

The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 10 a.m. May 19, 2020.

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

05/06/2020

The Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation met May 6, 2020, and took a recess until 12:00 p.m. May 8, 2020, at which point they will reconvene via teleconference.

Media Advisory - State Board Meeting

05/04/2020

The State Board will meet at 10 a.m. May 14, 2020. The meeting will be live streamed for public viewing.

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