Login

ADVERTISEMENT

REX NELSON: Getting schooled in Helena

I vividly remember the day that the state of Arkansas took over the Helena-West Helena School District in April 2005. I was working in the governor's office at the time, and the takeover was planned with the precision of a military invasion.

This story is only available from the Arkansas Online archives. Stories can be purchased individually for $2.95. Click here to search for this story in the archives.

Comments

Delta2 says...

Good for Helena. Hopefully an example that others will follow.

Posted 13 August 2017, 1:10 p.m. Suggest removal

PopulistMom says...

I'n glad the voters passed the increase. Public schools can use the same methods employed by KIPP to better educate students. Higher standards, increased amounts of reading and math, longer hours, and a longer school year all work toward improving student outcome. Communities which support their public schools financially have better economies, lower crime, and higher housing prices. The best way to turn a community around is to improve the schools.

Posted 13 August 2017, 4:41 p.m. Suggest removal

Log in to comment