Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Springdale Teacher Named 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year

10/22/2019

Joel Lookadoo received the surprise of a lifetime today when he was named the 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year at an assembly at Lakeside Junior High School in Springdale.

Recipients of 2017 and 2018 Presidential Awards for Excellence Announced

10/17/2019

Four Arkansas teachers were recently selected as recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Two educators received the recognition for 2017 and two for 2018.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meeting

10/09/2019

The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 8:30 a.m. October 15, 2019, in the Arkansas Department of Education's Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

2019 State and Federal Accountability Reports for Schools Released

10/09/2019

The Arkansas Department of Education’s Division of Elementary and Secondary Education released today the 2019 federal and state accountability reports for public schools.

Secretary Johnny Key's Statement Regarding Mayor Scott's Proposal

10/08/2019

Secretary Johnny Key issued a statement regarding Mayor Scott's proposal.

Media Advisory - State Board Meetings

10/02/2019

The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. October 10, 2019, and at 9 a.m. October 11, 2019, at Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

State Finalists for 2019 Presidential Awards for Excellence Announced

09/30/2019

Four Arkansas teachers were recently selected as 2019 state finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Two Arkansas Schools Named 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools

09/26/2019

The U.S. Department of Education today named two Arkansas public schools as 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

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

09/24/2019

The Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation will meet at 1:30 p.m. September 30, 2019 in Conference Room 201-A, Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

ADE to Hold Annual Become an Arkansas Teacher Event Oct. 1 in Little Rock

09/20/2019

Those interested in becoming a teacher will have an opportunity to learn how at the Arkansas Department of Education’s annual Become an Arkansas Teacher Event October 1 in Little Rock.

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