Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

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ADE Names School Safety Coordinator

02/07/2019

In an effort to promote a safe school environment and provide continued leadership, support, and service to Arkansas public schools, the Arkansas Department of Education has named a school safety coordinator to assist districts with implementing school safety measures. ADE’s Doug Bradberry has assumed this new role.

Media Advisory - 2019 Impacting Tomorrow Summit

02/06/2019

The 2019 Impacting Tomorrow Summit will be held at 9 a.m. February 8, 2019, at the University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway, AR 72035. Close to 600 high school students who are interested in becoming teachers will attend the event, which will begin in the Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus.

ADE Launches R.I.S.E. Spotlight Campaign

02/05/2019

Learning to read is a rewarding experience, but when community partners provide additional support, everyone benefits. To aid in the sharing of best practices and promote community collaboration, the Arkansas Department of Education today launched the R.I.S.E. Spotlight campaign. Through this social media campaign, ADE will shine the R.I.S.E. Spotlight each month on a partner that is actively engaging the community in reading.

Media Advisory - Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children Meeting

01/31/2019

The Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children will meet at 10 a.m. February 7, 2019, at the Arkansas Activities Association, 3920 Richards Road, North Little Rock, AR 72117.

Arkansas Students Selected for United States Senate Youth Program

01/28/2019

Congratulations to the students representing Arkansas in the nation's capital during the 57th annual United States Senate Youth Program Washington Week. The students were selected from among the state's top student leaders to be part of the 104 national student delegation who will also each receive a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate study.

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

01/23/2019

The Vision for Excellence in Education and Arkansas Accountability System Steering Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. January 30, 2019, at the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Course Now Available to Educators

01/14/2019

The Arkansas Department of Education, in partnership with ArkansasIDEAS and the Arkansas Activities Association, is offering educators a new professional development course that focuses on sudden cardiac arrest.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meeting

01/08/2019

The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 8:30 a.m. January 15, 2019, in the Auditorium at the Arkansas Department of Education, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Arkansas Department of Education Announces Fifth Year of Arkansas Declaration of Learning Initiative

01/07/2019

The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the fifth year of the Arkansas Declaration of Learning initiative. School librarians, as well as English language arts, fine arts, and social studies teachers, in grades four through 12 are encouraged to apply to participate in the program. Selected educators will use historical art and objects from state and national partners to create lesson plans that involve civic engagement projects.

ADE Announces 18 Recipients of $1,000 Sponsorships to Attend Computer Science Conference

01/04/2019

The Arkansas Department of Education today announced the 18 Arkansas educators selected to each receive a $1,000 sponsorship to attend the Computer Science Teachers Association Annual Conference this summer.

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