Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

News Releases

Media Advisory - Arkansas School Safety Commission School Visits and Commission Meeting

09/04/2018

The Arkansas School Safety Commission will meet at 9:30 a.m. September 11, 2018, at the Criminal Justice Institute, 26 Corporate Hill Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205. The Arkansas School Safety Commission will also visit schools at 10 a.m. on the following dates: September 7 (Junction City), September 17 (Helena-West Helena), September 18 (Blytheville), September 28 (Jasper and Deer-Mt. Judea).

Media Advisory - State Coalition on Family and Community Engagement Meeting

09/04/2018

The State Coalition on Family and Community Engagement will meet at 9 a.m. September 7, 2018, at the EAST Initiative Center, 6215 Ranch Drive, Little Rock, AR 72223.

Media Advisory - Professional Licensure Standards Board Meeting

08/31/2018

The Professional Licensure Standards Board will meet at 8 a.m. September 7, 2018, in PLSB Conference Room 105C, Arkansas Department of Education, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Media Advisory- Arkansas School Safety Commission Subcommittee Meetings

08/22/2018

The Arkansas School Safety Commission Intelligence/Communication Subcommittee, Law Enforcement Subcommittee, and Safety and Security Audits Subcommittee will hold a joint meeting at 12 p.m. August 27, 2018, at the Texarkana Police Department, 100 N. Stateline Ave., Texarkana, AR 75504.

Four Teachers Named 2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year State Semi-Finalists

08/16/2018

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key recognized four teachers today as 2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year State Semi-Finalists.

Media Advisory - State Board of Education Task Force on Family Engagement in Learning and Deeper Learning Grant Meeting

08/15/2018

The State Board of Education Task Force on Family Engagement in Learning and Deeper Learning Grant will meet at 8 a.m. August 21, 2018, in Conference Room 204-B, at the Arkansas Department of Education, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

14 Teachers Named Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists

08/09/2018

Fourteen outstanding teachers from around the state have been named 2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists.

Media Advisory - New Charter Authorizing Panel Member, Upcoming Meetings

08/07/2018

The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 8:30 a.m. August 15, 2018, and 8:30 a.m. August 16, 2018, in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201. Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key recently appointed Dr. Angela Kremers to the Charter Authorizing Panel.

Media Advisory - State Board Meetings

08/03/2018

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

Media Advisory - Arkansas School Safety Commission Meeting Correction, New Meeting

08/03/2018

CORRECTION: The Arkansas School Safety Commission will not meet August 7. The next two meetings will be held August 16 and 29. NEW: The Mental Health Subcommittee will meet August 7.

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