Our Vision

The Arkansas Department of Education is transforming Arkansas to lead the nation in student-focused education.

 Our Mission

The Arkansas Department of Education provides leadership, support, and service to schools, districts, and communities so every student graduates prepared for college, career, and community engagement.

 Our Goals

1
PREPARED GRADUATES
Each student will meet or exceed milestones along pathways to graduate prepared for college, career, and community engagement.
2
STUDENT GROWTH
Each student will meet or exceed his/her individual growth annually.
3
PERSONAL COMPETENCIES
Each student will develop and apply personal competencies that promote learning and success in life.
4
STUDENT SUCCESS
Each student will be actively engaged in college, career preparation, military service, and/or competitive employment one year after graduation.
5
CUSTOMER SERVICE
The Arkansas Department of Education will build the capacity of each team member to provide efficient and effective customer service that benefits students, respects taxpayers, and serves all stakeholders.

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Publish date: 2/2/2023
The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 9 a.m. on February 14, 2023, in the DESE Auditorium. This will be an onsite meeting with a virtual option for presenters. Individuals critical to the logistical operations of the meeting will be physically present with limited availability for the public. Individuals are encouraged to watch via live stream. There will be limited access to the public to view via livestream in designated areas within the building.
Publish date: 2/2/2023
The State Board of Education will meet at 9 a.m. on February 9, 2023, in the DESE Auditorium. This will be a one-day onsite meeting with a virtual option for presenters. Individuals critical to the logistical operations of the meeting will be physically present with limited availability for the public. Individuals are encouraged to watch via live stream. There will be limited access to the public to view via live stream in designated areas within the building.
Publish date: 2/1/2023
From agriculture education and accounting to construction technology and law enforcement services, Career and Technical Education pathways provide outstanding education and skills development that prepare students for rewarding careers in Arkansas. Each year in February during Career and Technical Education Month, the Arkansas Department of Education highlights the success of these students and programs of study.

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Latest Commissioner's Memo

OIT-23-009 2/3/2023

Division: Office of Information Technology

RT-23-009 2/3/2023

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LS-23-043 2/2/2023

Division: Learning Services

CTE-23-007 2/1/2023

Division: Career and Technical Education

COM-23-068 2/1/2023

Division: Legal Services

COM-23-079 1/31/2023

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LS-23-042 1/25/2023

Division: Learning Services

LS-23-047 1/24/2023

Division: Learning Services

LS-23-044 1/24/2023

Division: Learning Services

COM-23-077 1/23/2023

Division: Communications

COM-23-078 1/23/2023

Division: Communications

LS-23-046 1/23/2023

Division: Learning Services

LS-23-049 1/23/2023

Division: Learning Services

COM-23-075 1/23/2023

Division: Legal Services

COM-23-074 1/18/2023

Division: Central Administration

CTE-23-006 1/18/2023

Division: Career and Technical Education

COM-23-072 1/13/2023

Division: Communications

LS-23-041 1/12/2023

Division: Learning Services

LS-23-040 1/12/2023

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LS-23-039 1/12/2023

Division: Learning Services

COM-23-069 1/12/2023

Division: Central Administration

COM-23-071 1/11/2023

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FIN-23-022 1/6/2023

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LS-23-038 1/2/2023

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COM-23-065 12/30/2022

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COM-23-066 12/29/2022

Division: Legal Services

LS-23-035 12/20/2022

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COM-23-064 12/15/2022

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COM-23-063 12/14/2022

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