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Education

Alternative breakfast program could help students maintain focus

Alternative breakfast program could help students maintain focusMarch is Arkansas School Breakfast Month, and programs like Breakfast After the Bell help make breakfast part of the school day.
  • Education
  • 1 week ago
Education

Account errors found at Arkadelphia college's foundation

Account errors found at Arkadelphia college's foundationOfficials say the Henderson State University Foundation is taking steps to improve how contributions are handled after an accounting firm uncovered errors in donor accounts.
  • Education
  • 1 week ago
North Little Rock

NLRSD extending school by 72 minutes for snow days

NLRSD extending school by 72 minutes for snow daysThe NLRSD is extending its school days by 72 minutes to make up the seven snow days it used this year.
  • North Little Rock
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
THV This Morning

Stop by the Museum of Discovery for Spring Break

Stop by the Museum of Discovery for Spring BreakIf you're looking for something fun for the kids during Spring Break, look no further.
  • THV This Morning
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Conway

UCA hosts Tuba Euphonium Conference

UCA hosts Tuba Euphonium ConferenceA whirlwind of brass consumed UCA's campus on Thursday as they kicked off the Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference.
  • Conway
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Arkansas

Suit over LRSD takeover begins

Suit over LRSD takeover beginsIt was a day full of passionate testimony in court Wednesday, as former Little Rock School District Board Members sued the Department of Education.
  • Arkansas
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Arkansas

North Little Rock School District's plan for make-up days

North Little Rock School District's plan for make-up daysAfter asking parents for their input, the North Little Rock School District has determined how they will make up their snow days.
  • Arkansas
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Politics

Arkansas effort to end Common Core-linked test fails

Arkansas effort to end Common Core-linked test failsAn effort to end Arkansas' participation in a test linked to the controversial Common Core education standards has failed before a legislative committee.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Crime

14-year-old arrested in Cabot bomb threats

14-year-old arrested in Cabot bomb threatsPolice have arrested a 14-year-old from Louisiana in connection to a series of bomb threats made at Cabot Junior High South last year.
  • Crime
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Health

Ebola survivor visits Harding University

Ebola survivor visits Harding UniversityDoctor Kent Brantly, one of the original US Ebola survivors, visited Arkansas Tuesday.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

House member pulls nonprofit school district proposal

House member pulls nonprofit school district proposalA proposal to allow private nonprofits to take control of failing Arkansas school districts endorsed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson has been pulled by its sponsor.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

Arkansas House supports lowering commissioner requirements

Arkansas House supports lowering commissioner requirementsThe Arkansas Legislature has advanced a bill to lower the requirement for education commissioner so that a former lawmaker supported by Gov. Asa Hutchinson can take the job.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

Bill to extend Arkansas scholarships to part-timers fails

Bill to extend Arkansas scholarships to part-timers failsA proposal that would expand state lottery scholarships to part-time traditional students has failed in the Arkansas Senate.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

Superintendents want access to anonymous social accounts

Superintendents want access to anonymous social accountsA recent rise in bullying through anonymous social media sites is prompting Arkansas schools to take action and want to get involved.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Little Rock

Education advocates oppose school privatization bill

Education advocates oppose school privatization billeducation advocates from across the state of Arkansas are uniting in opposition to HB1733.
  • Little Rock
  • 2 weeks ago
Little Rock

Bill requires citizenship test to graduate

Bill requires citizenship test to graduateAnother bill could make basic civics questions a requirement for graduation.
  • Little Rock
  • 2 weeks ago
Education

Cursive writing becomes mandatory part of Arkansas curriculum

Cursive writing becomes mandatory part of Arkansas curriculumWhen it comes to written communications, before the advent of smartphones, texting and computers, cursive was the way to go. Examples of cursive writing date back to the time of the Romans, but like Latin, cursive writing appeared to be a dying form of communication.
  • Education
  • 2 weeks ago
Arkansas

LRSD extends school year to make-up snow days

LRSD extends school year to make-up snow daysThe Little Rock School District announced Friday, that they will be extending the 2014-2015 school year in order to make up snow days.
  • Arkansas
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Jacksonville

North Pulaski students concerned for teachers

North Pulaski students concerned for teachersStudents at North Pulaski High School wore all black on Friday in mourning over the possible loss of their teachers.
  • Jacksonville
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Little Rock

Gov. Hutchinson announces Common Core council

Gov. Hutchinson announces Common Core councilGovernor Asa Hutchinson has announced the members of the Governor's Council on Common Core Review to be chaired by Lt. Governor Tim Griffin.
  • Little Rock
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Education

Arkansas House endorses waivers for public schools

Arkansas House endorses waivers for public schoolsThe Arkansas House has passed a bill that would allow public schools access to the same waivers from some state regulations as open-enrollment charter schools receive.
  • Education
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Education

Arkansas House supports kindergarten enrollment exception

Arkansas House supports kindergarten enrollment exceptionThe state House has passed a bill allowing Arkansas children who narrowly miss the age requirement for starting kindergarten to enroll anyway.
  • Education
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Little Rock

PCSSD to remain in fiscal distress and under state control

PCSSD to remain in fiscal distress and under state controlThe Pulaski County Special School District will remain in fiscal distress and under state control.
  • Little Rock
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
News

University of Toledo taps Arkansas educator as new president

University of Toledo taps Arkansas educator as new presidentThe University of Toledo has hired the provost from the University of Arkansas to become its next president.
  • News
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Education

Arkansas House panel OKs reducing education job requirements

Arkansas House panel OKs reducing education job requirementsAn Arkansas House panel has approved reducing the qualifications needed to become state education commissioner so that a former lawmaker supported by Gov. Asa Hutchinson can take the job.
  • Education
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
News

Hutchinson signs bill setting enrollment figure waivers

Hutchinson signs bill setting enrollment figure waiversSchool districts that fall below the state's minimum enrollment level will be saved from automatic consolidation under a bill signed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
  • News
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Benton/Bryant

8 votes short for Bryant millage increase

8 votes short for Bryant millage increaseThe city of Bryant has rejected a 4.9 millage increase that would benefit the school district for the second time.
  • Benton/Bryant
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago