Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

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Media Advisory - State Board Meeting

08/01/2019

The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. August 8, 2019, in the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Four Teachers Named 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year State Semi-Finalists

08/01/2019

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Department of Education Secretary Johnny Key announced today the four teachers named 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year State Semi-Finalists. The semi-finalists were selected among 15 regional finalists and were recognized at an event today at the Governor’s Mansion.

Media Advisory: Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists Ceremony; Four State Semi-Finalists Announced

07/30/2019

The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. August 1, 2019, at the Arkansas Governor's Mansion,1800 Center St., Little Rock, AR 72206. Regional finalists should arrive at 9:15 a.m. Doors will open for other guests at 9:45 a.m.

Media Advisory - Special State Board Meeting

07/29/2019

The State Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. July 30, 2019, in the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Auditorium, 4 Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

15 Teachers Named Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists

07/18/2019

The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to announce the names of the 15 exceptional teachers named 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists. Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Department of Education Secretary Johnny Key will recognize the regional finalists and announce the four state semi-finalists at a special event August 1 at the Governor’s Mansion.

Jessica Brown Named 2019 Arkansas History Teacher of the Year

07/16/2019

Jessica Brown, a teacher at Parkers Chapel High School in the Parkers Chapel School District, has been named the 2019 Arkansas History Teacher of the Year, an award presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Media Advisory - SBE Onboarding

07/16/2019

The onboarding for the new state Board of Education member will take place at 8:30 a.m. July 19, 2019, in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR.

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

07/09/2019

The Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children will meet at 9 a.m. July 16, 2019 in the Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201.

Media Advisory - State Board Meetings

07/02/2019

The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. July 11, 2019, and 9 a.m. July 12, 2019, in the Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201.

Arkansas' ACT Aspire and ACT Results Remain Steady

07/01/2019

Arkansas’ ACT Aspire preliminary results show that student academic performance remained relatively steady in 2019. The 2019 administration marks the fourth year the online assessment has been given to students in grades 3 through 10.

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