Judge schedules tour of 3 schools
Hope, Camden file motions
Two Arkansas school districts are asking a federal judge for temporary restraining orders on student transfers to and from their districts until court hearings are held on whether such transfers would conflict with desegregation obligations.
He finds Joshua group in decline
A federal judge Tuesday ordered the Joshua intervenors, who represent the class of black students in a long-running lawsuit involving the Pulaski County Special School District, to find modern-day representatives for the class.
First-year participation in the Arkansas School Choice Act interdistrict student transfer program will cost the Pulaski County Special District a net loss of 113 students and as much as $700,000 in state aid, district leaders said last week.
162 relocate with transfer program
The North Little Rock School Board has delayed until its July 26 meeting a decision on reorganizing the district's central office administration.
Anticipating the opening of Southwest High School in 2020 and the resulting revisions in attendance zones, Little Rock School District leaders will begin hosting community forums next month on options for systemwide school changes.
The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday approved the courses that must be offered in the state's high schools along with a menu of optional courses.
Karli Saracini, executive director of human resources in the North Little Rock School District, will become assistant superintendent in the district as part of an administrative reorganization planned by interim Superintendent Bobby Acklin.
School safety event begins
Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the mother of two children who survived the 2012 massacre of 26 people in a Newtown, Conn., school were presenters Monday in the opening hours of the three-day Arkansas Safe Schools Conference in North Little Rock.