ARP ESSER State Projects
Arkansas Out of School Network
ADE's Division of Elementary and Secondary Education is partnering with Arkansas State University to support its Arkansas Out of School Network (AOSN). The network will oversee and manage the distribution of approximately $25 million of ARP ESSER III funds to schools and other organizations that will provide afterschool, summer, and extended-school-year programs that promote learning and social emotional development.
Access to SmartData Dashboards for all public school districts will begin in the fall of 2021. This automated data dashboard is an early warning and early intervention system that allows school districts to focus on student achievement, student discipline, and student safety. Learn more on the SmartData Dashboard page on this website.
Professional Learning Communities (PLC) Regional Networks
The Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education will support schools in transforming their culture to a Professional Learning Community (PLC) through professional development and partnerships with Arkansas practitioners. This three-year process will guide schools in year one of building capacity by creating a guiding coalition to lead the work. To learn more, visit the PLC Regional Networks page.
Arkansas Tutoring Corps
The goals of the Arkansas Tutoring Corps are to build a system of recruiting and training tutors who are equipped to meet the academic needs of students in their geographic area, expand the Arkansas Tutoring Corps to at least 500 tutors and connect tutors with organizations serving students with academic needs in Arkansas for employment as tutors.
To learn more, visit the Arkansas Tutoring Corps webpage.
The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Division of Elementary and Secondary Education will diversify and expand the number of teachers in the workforce by providing opportunities for current educators to grow professionally. In the 2021-22 school year, ADE offered three academies in the areas of Computer Science, Online Learning, and Special Education. In the 2022-23 school year four academies will be offered. Those academies are Online Learning, Computer Science, Early Childhood PreK, and Special Education Resource.
To learn more, visit the Arkansas Teaching Academies webpage.