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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 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: 2/16/2024
Posted by: Communications
The State Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 2:30 p.m. on February 21, 2024, in the DESE Auditorium. The Academic Accountability Committee will meet upon adjournment of the board meeting in the DESE Auditorium.
Publish date: 2/6/2024
Posted by: Communications
The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 9 a.m. on February 13, 2024, in the DESE Auditorium.
Publish date: 2/6/2024
Posted by: Communications
The Arkansas Council for Military Children Strategic Planning Committee will meet virtually at 11 a.m. February 12, 2024. The Arkansas Council for Military Children Awards Committee will meet at 11 a.m. February 13, 2024, at the Arkansas Activities Association’s Main Office, 3920 Richards Road, North Little Rock, AR 72117.

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