Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

News Releases

Five Schools to Receive Funding to Operate School-Based Health Centers

06/27/2019

The Arkansas Department of Education, in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Health and Medicaid in the Schools, selected five Arkansas schools to each receive $540,000 over a five-year period to implement School-Based Health Centers.

Ten Schools Receive R.I.S.E. Arkansas School Awards

06/18/2019

The Arkansas Department of Education honored 10 schools today for their efforts to increase reading instruction, build community partnerships, and promote a culture of reading.

Year-Four Participants of Arkansas Declaration of Learning Program to Receive Recognition

06/13/2019

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, the Arkansas Department of Education, and state and national partners are pleased to recognize 28 teachers, six mentors, and two super mentors this afternoon for their participation in year four of the Arkansas Declaration of Learning program.

Media Advisory - Arkansas Declaration of Learning Celebration

06/10/2019

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will join state and national partners to recognize and celebrate teachers and school librarians from across the state who participated in year four of the Arkansas Declaration of Learning program. The event will be at 4 p.m. June 13, 2019, in the Choctaw Building, Clinton Presidential Center Campus, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

Media Advisory - Special Charter Authorizing Panel Meeting UPDATE

06/07/2019

UPDATE: The special Charter Authorizing Panel meeting scheduled for June 11, 2019, will now be held at 1 p.m.

Media Advisory - State Board Meetings

06/07/2019

The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. June 13, 2019, and 9 a.m. June 14, 2019, in the ADE Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

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

06/07/2019

The Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation will hold a teleconference meeting at 11 a.m. on June 11, 2019.

Media Advisory - Special Charter Authorizing Panel Meeting

06/05/2019

The Charter Authorizing Panel will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m June 11, 2019, in Conference Room 201-A, Arkansas Department of Education, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Media Advisory - Professional Licensure Standards Board Meeting

05/23/2019

The Professional Licensure Standards Board will meet at 8 a.m. June 7, 2019, in the PLSB Conference Room 105-C, Arkansas Department of Education, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

School Bus Drivers Report Increase in Number of Illegal Passes of Stopped School Buses

05/21/2019

Arkansas school bus drivers recently reported an alarming 884 instances of motorists illegally passing stopped school buses in one day.

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