Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

News Releases

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.

15 Teachers Named Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists

07/18/2019

The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to announce the names of the 15 exceptional teachers named 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists. Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Department of Education Secretary Johnny Key will recognize the regional finalists and announce the four state semi-finalists at a special event August 1 at the Governor’s Mansion.

Jessica Brown Named 2019 Arkansas History Teacher of the Year

07/16/2019

Jessica Brown, a teacher at Parkers Chapel High School in the Parkers Chapel School District, has been named the 2019 Arkansas History Teacher of the Year, an award presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

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