Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Arkansas Department of Education Leads U.S. in Progressive Data Development

12/01/2011

Arkansas ranks first among the 50 states in taking action toward expanding data development with the goal of improving education policy throughout the state

Nettleton Teacher Named Arkansas History Teacher of the Year

11/17/2011

ADE announces that Lisa Lacefield of the Nettleton School District has been chosen as the 2011 State History Teacher of the Year for Arkansas

Public Meetings Set for Input on Teacher Evaluation Law, NCLB Waivers

11/02/2011

Arkansas Education Commissioner Dr. Tom Kimbrell encourages anyone interested in the state's new teacher evaluation law and the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law to attend five public informational meetings throughout the state.

Bryant, Crossett, Greenbriar, Monticello Honored for AP Results

11/01/2011

Four Arkansas school districts have made the College Board's prestigious "AP Honor Roll" for their improvements on Advanced Placement tests.

Interim ADE Assistant Commissioner for Finance Named

10/31/2011

Commissioner Dr. Tom Kimbrell has named Kathleen Crain as the ADE's interim assistant commissioner for the Division of Fiscal and Administrative Services

Professional Assistant of the Year Finalists to be Announced

10/27/2011

The finalists for the 2011 "Professional Assistant of the Year" will be announced Thursday, Nov. 3.

Springdale Teacher Wins Milken Award in Arkansas

10/07/2011

Andrea Morales McKenna, a teacher at J.O. Lelly Middle School in Springdale, was presented with the Milken Educator Award, one of education's most coveted distinctions.

Teacher Job Fair Saturday, Motivated Instructors Sought

09/30/2011

The ADE will sponsor an event with a goal of pairing schools with highly motivated and energetic individuals interested in the teaching profession

Four Finalists for Arkansas Teacher of the Year Announced

09/29/2011

Four teachers from across Arkansas are one step closer to the title 2012 Teacher of the Year.

Arkansas Students Making Gains on AP Tests, Increasingly Taking More Challenging Courses

09/15/2011

Advanced Placement (AP) scores and the number of public school students taking the AP tests have once again gone up in Arkansas, according to 2010-2011 data released by the College Board

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