Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Key Looks to Fill Community Advisory Board Vacancy


Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key is seeking recommendations to fill a vacancy on the Little Rock School District Community Advisory Board.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meetings


The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 8:30 a.m. December 18, 2018, and 8:30 a.m. December 19, 2018, in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

ADE's Reading and Computer Science Initiatives to Provide Books and Coding Devices to Teachers and School Libraries


The Arkansas Department of Education’s reading and computer science initiatives are joining forces again to provide coding devices and computer science-related books to teachers and public school libraries around the state.

Media Advisory - State Board Meetings


The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. December 13, 2018, and at 9 a.m. December 14, 2018, in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

15 Schools and Districts Receive Computer Science Grants Totaling More than $240,000


Several Arkansas public schools are having no problem keeping up with the ever-changing computer science field. As a result of their efforts to expand their computer science program or implement innovative best practices, 15 schools and districts received Computer Science Innovation Grants totaling $241,798.43 from the Arkansas Department of Education.

Meeting with ForwARd Arkansas


Dr. Jay Barth and Diane Zook, State Board of Education members, will meet with ForwARd Arkansas to discuss transitioning the State Board liaison role with ForwARd from Barth to Zook.

ADE to Provide Sponsorships for Teachers to Attend National Computer Science Conference


The Arkansas Department of Education Office of Computer Science is pleased to announce that up to 25 Arkansas educators will be awarded sponsorships to attend the 2019 Computer Science Teachers Association Annual Conference July 7-10, 2019, in Phoenix, Arizona.

Governor Hutchinson Receives School Safety Commission’s Final Report


Five months to the day after the Arkansas School Safety Commission presented its preliminary report to Governor Asa Hutchinson, the commission submitted its final report to the governor this afternoon at a news conference at the State Capitol. The Commission’s five subcommittees made 30 recommendations that range from having an armed presence at schools to the design of school facilities to a focus on the effective use of counselors, which will allow better engagement with students in need of mental health services.

Gov. Hutchinson Announces Expansion of Stipend, Training Program


To encourage more educators to become licensed in computer science, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced today the continuation and expansion of the K-8 Computer Science Lead Teacher Stipend and Training Program.

Arkansas Becomes First State to Launch Virtual Reality Concussion Education Program Statewide


Arkansas once again is leading the nation in computer science education with the launch of CrashCourse across the state and announcing the creation of a virtual reality accessible version of this game-changing concussion education program.

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