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Arkansas colleges' remedial freshmen now 35%

Tally based on class-takers, not ACT

Thirty-five percent of the 21,666 students entering a public college or university in Arkansas for the first time in fall 2016 took at least one remedial course, according to the state Department of Higher Education.

Higher education notebook

ASU aid earmarked for county's natives

County district won't fill deputy schools chief post

The Pulaski County Special School District will remain without a deputy superintendent after its board went against a hiring recommendation late Thursday.

Pulaski County Special School District won't fill deputy schools chief post

The Pulaski County Special School District will remain without a deputy superintendent after its board went against a hiring recommendation late Thursday.

Higher education notebook

Treasurer reduces college saving fee

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Judge lifts court yoke on Pulaski County School District in staffing

A federal judge Wednesday declared the Pulaski County Special School District unitary in staffing, leaving the district under court supervision in only four other areas.

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Voters OK tax extension to redo Sylvan Hills High

Voters in a special election Tuesday approved the Pulaski County Special School District's proposal to extend a tax of 14.8 mills by another 13 years to raise more than $66 million to expand Sylvan Hills High School.

UAMS scores $11M in NIH research cash

Grant a lure for new faculty; focus on infectious disease

An $11 million federal grant will help support five new research projects on infectious diseases at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock.

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ASU System raises tuition, fees by 3.4%

2017-18 rates higher at all of state’s public universities

Arkansas State University System trustees approved Thursday a 3.4 percent increase to tuition and mandatory fees, rounding out a slate of higher rates facing public university students next fall.

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ASU System board to vote on campuses' tuition, fee increases

The Arkansas State University System is asking its board to increase tuition and fee rates for its five schools, including the four-year campus in Jonesboro.