Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

News Releases

Media Advisory - Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children's Awards Committee Meeting and Committee Chair Work Session

07/09/2020

The Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children's Awards Committee will meet July 15, 2020, and the Committee Chair Work Session will be held July 23, 2020.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meeting UPDATE

07/08/2020

The Charter Authorizing Panel meeting time was changed from 10 a.m. to 9 a.m. July 14, 2020. The meeting will be live streamed for public viewing.

Media Advisory - Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children's Outreach Committee Video Conference Meeting

07/02/2020

The Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children's Outreach Committee will hold a video conference meeting at 10 a.m. July 7, 2020.

Media Advisory - State Board Meeting

07/01/2020

The State Board will meet at 10 a.m. July 9, 2020. The meeting will be live streamed for public viewing.

Media Advisory - Special State Board Meeting

06/26/2020

The State of Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 11 a.m. June 29, 2020. The meeting will be live streamed for public viewing.

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

06/24/2020

The Arkansas State Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children will meet via video conference at 10 a.m. July 2, 2020.

Pride Named New Assistant Commissioner of Learning Services

06/23/2020

Arkansas Department of Education Secretary Johnny Key is pleased to announce that Dr. Kiffany Pride has been named the new assistant commissioner for the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Learning Services division. Dr. Pride will assume her new role July 1.

Chilcoat Named Director of Arkansas State Library

06/22/2020

Jennifer Chilcoat has been named the next director of the Arkansas State Library. Chilcoat, the current deputy director, replaces Carolyn Ashcraft, who is retiring July 1.

Marion School District Teacher Named 2020 Arkansas Computer Science Educator of the Year

06/19/2020

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Education are excited to announce that Sean Gray, a computer science teacher at Marion High School in Marion, Ark., was selected as the 2020 Arkansas Computer Science Educator of the Year.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson Announces Winners of Coding Competition

06/18/2020

After multiple rounds of competition on the regional and state levels, students from the Don Tyson School of Innovation in Springdale were named winners of Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s All-State Coding Competition.

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