Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

News Releases

Media Advisory - State Board Meetings

03/02/2020

The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. March 12, 2020, and 9 a.m. March 13, 2020, in the Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Media Advisory - Professional Licensure Standards Board Meeting

02/28/2020

The Professional Licensure Standards Board will meet at 9 a.m. March 6, 2020, in the PLSB Conference Room 105C, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Media Advisory - Academic Facilities Review Board Training and Meeting

02/28/2020

The Division of Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation will provide training to members of the Academic Facilities Review Board via the Zoom teleconference website at 9 a.m. March 6, 2020. The Academic Facilities Review Board will meet at 9 a.m. March 10, 2020, in the Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Media Advisory - 2020 Impacting Tomorrow Summit

02/20/2020

Approximately 400 high school students from across Arkansas who are interested in a career in education will be in attendance. Secretary Johnny Key will make an announcement regarding a new Certified Teaching Assistant credential at 9:45 a.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.

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

02/19/2020

The Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children will hold a special teleconference meeting at 10 a.m. February 21, 2020.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meeting

02/12/2020

The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 10 a.m. February 18, 2020, in the Arkansas Department of Education's Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Pine Bluff Art Teacher Shalisha Thomas Receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award for Arkansas

02/06/2020

At Pine Bluff High School, art teacher Shalisha Thomas is known for broadening her students’ horizons, but not in her wildest imagination would she have expected to receive Arkansas’ 2019-20 Milken Educator Award, and leave school today $25,000 richer. But that’s exactly what happened when Thomas and her colleagues gathered for an all-school assembly this morning helmed by Arkansas Department of Education Secretary Johnny Key.

ADE Announces 35 Recipients of Professional Development Sponsorship

02/04/2020

The Arkansas Department of Education today announced the 35 Arkansas educators selected to each receive a $2,000 sponsorship.

Media Advisory - State Board Meetings

02/03/2020

The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. February 13, 2020, and 9 a.m. February 14, 2020, in the Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201.

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

01/24/2020

The Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation will hold a teleconference meeting at 10 a.m. January 29, 2020.

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