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.

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Delta2 says...

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

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

PopMom 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

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