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Judge schedules tour of 3 schools

2 Arkansas school districts seek restraining order to halt transfers

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.

Judge: Freshen class in lawsuit involving Pulaski County Special School District

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.

162 students living in Pulaski County district relocate to other schools

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.

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162 relocate with transfer program

Personnel shifts tabled by North Little Rock School Board

The North Little Rock School Board has delayed until its July 26 meeting a decision on reorganizing the district's central office administration.

Little Rock district planning forums on zone map; new high school in ’20 forcing revamp

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.

Arkansas Board of Education signs off on courses that must be offered in high schools

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.

Interim North Little Rock schools leader to present administrative reorganization plan

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.

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At Arkansas conference, mother of kids at Sandy Hook urges planning

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.