LEARNS: Literacy, Empowerment, Accountability, Readiness, Networking, School Safety
LITERACY •  EMPOWERMENT •  ACCOUNTABILITY •  READINESS •  NETWORKING •  SCHOOL SAFETY

On March 8, 2023, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed Act 237, known as the Arkansas LEARNS Act, into law. The Arkansas LEARNS Act is bold and comprehensive and will transform education in Arkansas.

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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

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PREPARED GRADUATES
Each student will meet or exceed milestones along pathways to graduate prepared for college, career, and community engagement.
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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.
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STUDENT SUCCESS
Each student will be actively engaged in college, career preparation, military service, and/or competitive employment one year after graduation.
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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: 3/1/2024
Posted by: Communications
The State Board of Education will hold a work session at 10 a.m. on March 6, 2024, in the DESE Auditorium. The board will discuss draft rules that will be on the board's March 14, 2024, agenda. The board's Committee on Academic Accountability will meet in the Auditorium after a short break following the work session.
Publish date: 2/28/2024
Posted by: Communications
The Arkansas Council for Military Children will meet at 10 a.m. March 7, 2024, at the White Hall School District, 1020 W. Holland Ave., White Hall, AR 71602.
Publish date: 2/23/2024
Posted by: Educator Effectiveness
The Professional Licensure Standards Board will meet at 9 a.m. on March 1, 2024, in the PLSB Conference Room 211C, Arkansas Department of Education's Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

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