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Belief in equal education falls in Little Rock, survey shows

The results of a recent University of Arkansas at Little Rock survey on race, ethnicity and education show that a majority of black respondents who live in Little Rock -- 58 percent -- don't believe all children have an equal chance to get a good education in the city.

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8 students, 7 teachers from Little Rock-area schools honored as Stephens Award winners

Eight high school seniors and seven teachers from Little Rock-area public and private high schools have been named recipients of the 2018 Stephens Award.

Ex-superintendent returns to Lonoke

John Tackett, the Pulaski County Special School District's director of secondary education, was named Thursday interim superintendent of the Lonoke School District, where he previously worked 17 years as a principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent.

Pulaski County Special School District OKs staffing cost cuts, changes

The School Board for the Pulaski County Special School District on Thursday approved cuts and other changes in state-licensed employee positions that are intended to save the district as much as $788,245 in the coming 2018-19 school year.

2nd Little Rock charter looks at using Garland school

Friendship shows interest after Einstein drops plans

A recent decision by one charter school organization to terminate its plan to open a campus at the former Garland School in the Little Rock School District has prompted another charter school operator to pursue the use of the site, pending state approval.

Arkansas school safety options aired

Local decisions need state’s help to carry out, official says

Decisions about arming school district employees and other measures tied to student and staff security are best left to local districts, Richard Abernathy, chief of a state organization of superintendents and principals, said Tuesday.

NLR schools post draws 14 applicants

Fourteen people submitted applications for the superintendent's job in the 8,500-student North Little Rock School District as of Monday's deadline.

Education Notebook

Employee honored for flagging student

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ARKANSAS SCHOOL GRADES: Education chief sees scores as stimulus

State’s Key expects new grading system to factor into goal-setting by schools

The index scores and A-to-F grades announced by the Arkansas Department of Education last week for the state's more than 1,000 public schools will drive future improvements in student achievement, state Education Commissioner Johnny Key said.

$7M in test-success cash set for 175 Arkansas public schools

Almost $7 million in rewards will go to 175 of Arkansas' more than 1,000 public schools in the coming weeks for their best-in-state results on state-required ACT Aspire exams in the spring of 2017.