Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

News Releases

Governor Hutchinson Announces All Schools to Remain Closed for Remainder of Academic Year

04/06/2020

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced today that he has extended the mandatory closure of all Arkansas public schools through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Arkansas educators will continue to provide alternative methods of instruction (AMI) for students to continue learning at home.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meeting

04/06/2020

The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 10 a.m. April 14, 2020. The meeting will be live streamed for public viewing.

Media Advisory - State Board Meeting

03/30/2020

The State Board will meet at 10 a.m. April 9, 2020. The meeting will be live streamed for public viewing.

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

03/26/2020

The Vision for Excellence in Education and Arkansas Accountability System Steering Committee will hold a video conference meeting at 9:30 a.m. April 1, 2020.

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

03/20/2020

The Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children will hold a special teleconference meeting at 1 p.m. March 23, 2020.

All Arkansas Public Schools to Remain Closed Through April 17

03/19/2020

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced today that all Arkansas public schools will remain closed for onsite instruction through April 17 due to the increasing spread of COVID-19 across the state. The decision to close schools will be re-evaluated in a few weeks based on public health conditions at that time.

UPDATED Media Advisory - Arkansas Interstate Compact Ad Hoc Committee Teleconference Meeting POSTPONED

03/17/2020

The Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children Ad Hoc Committee on Family Forum Teleconference Meeting that was scheduled for 11 a.m. today has been postponed until a later date. A new meeting notice will be posted as soon as the new date has been set.

UPDATED Media Advisory - Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children Ad Hoc Committee on Family Forum Teleconference Meeting

03/16/2020

The Interstate Compact Ad Hoc Committee meeting has been changed to a teleconference meeting.

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

03/16/2020

The Interstate Compact meeting has been changed to a video conferencing meeting.

Gov. Hutchinson, ADE Announce Teams Advancing to All-State Coding Competition

03/13/2020

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Education announced today the 17 teams advancing to the Fourth Annual All-State Coding Competition in May.

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