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: 6/12/2024
Posted by: Communications
The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 9 a.m. on June 18, 2024, in the DESE Auditorium.
Publish date: 6/10/2024
Posted by: Communications
The State Board of Education will meet at 9 a.m. on June 13, 2024, in the DESE Auditorium. The board's Committee on Early Learning will meet at 10 a.m. on June 14, 2024, at the Children's Hall, Professional Building 1, Arkansas Children's Hospital, 6 Children's Way, Little Rock, AR 72202.
Publish date: 5/31/2024
Posted by: Communications
The Professional Licensure Standards Board will meet at 9 a.m. on June 7, 2024, in PLSB Conference Room 211C at the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

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