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September 08, 2014

White House Takes Hispanic-Focused Back-to-School Tour To Springdale, Ark.

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics will hold roundtables on parental engagement, early learning and Hispanic achievement in the school district. The "Back-to-School" tour stops in three counties in Arkansas and Georgia that have seen their Hispanic student population increase by more than 150 percent since 2000, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

August 15, 2014

Arkansas School-Broadband Landscape Not So Bleak After All, Group Contends

Arkansas officials now believe they can meet national school-connectivity goals by reprogramming existing funds and better leveraging federal E-rate dollars.

June 20, 2014

Ark. Governor Pushes to Add K-12 Schools to State Broadband Network

High-level efforts are underway to change an Arkansas state law that forbids K-12 schools from accessing a statewide broadband network serving colleges and universities.

June 12, 2014

Incoming Arkansas Superintendent is Long-Time School Administrator

The Arkansas Board of Education has selected Tony Wood, the current deputy commissioner at the state education department, to be its new state education commissioner.

April 28, 2014

Arkansas Tornado Destroys New School That Was Set to Open in the Fall

The small town of Vilonia was also the site of a deadly tornado in 2011.

April 25, 2014

Arkansas State Education Chief Leaving to Take Over District in State

Tom Kimbrell of Arkansas becomes the latest of many state superintendents to announce that they're leaving their jobs in 2014.

February 28, 2014

Principal Suggests Seven Steps to Effectively Use Technology in Schools

Rural school principal overcomes barriers to provide technology to students.

January 13, 2014

Judge Approves End to Little Rock Desegregation Settlement

The agreement sets an end date for nearly $70 million in desegregation aid that Arkansas pays to Little Rock and two other school districts.

November 19, 2013

Little Rock Desegregation Settlement Plan Gets OK From Attorney for Black Students

An advocate for black students has agreed to a deal that would end a settlement in a long-running desegregation involving three Arkansas school districts.

November 15, 2013

Arkansas Reaches Possible End of Desegregation Settlement, Payments

Arkansas and three school districts, including Little Rock, have agreed to a proposal that could end a decades-old desegregation settlement.

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