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Arkansas teachers share their optimism and concerns for the upcoming school year

Seven educators shared with us their optimism for the 2022-2023 school, but said they can’t shake worries about school security and low teacher pay.
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Health official says low risk for monkeypox spread in schools

Monkeypox is rampant in the country with a total of 6,326 cases reported as of Aug. 2, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Arkansas reported five of those cases; its first on July 5.
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Would you vote for a 'world class' education in Arkansas? A proposal is in the works

Legislative topic today is education. Bottom line: progress slight over last two decades.

Legislature confronts a lack of progress in the last two decades as it embarks on another study of public education.
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State orders public school closing most of next week to better assess coronavirus spread

Mandatory statewide school closurers next week are the latest development in the Arkansas rsponse to coronavirus

Education group seeks survey participation

Forward Arkansas — a cooperative effort by the Winthrop Rockefeller and Walton Family Foundations and the Arkansas Board of Education is seeking participants in a survey on Arkansas education.
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The state school report card: hundreds still need improvement

The Education Department says 877 schools still need improvement to meet proficiency standards on tests required under the federal No Child Left Behind legislation.

Prison labor being used in several school districts

The Arkansas Leader continues to pursue related angles to the story it uncovered about a convicted rapist/killer working on a prison labor detail at a middle school in Cabot. Other schools are using prison labor, too, the Leader reports.
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Digital learning study group releases report: Major improvements needed

The Quality Digital Learning Committee this morning released its report to the legislature on the state's needs in digital learning, which refers not just to equal and adequate access to the Internet but also delivering classes digitally. A very short summary: The state needs a lot of improvement.

Morning report: Pizza boy, schools, judges and more

Should I or shouldn't I drive to the gym this morning? The rain is melting ice on my street, but patches remain.
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Priorities: The continuing review of athletic spending by Arkansas public schools

Lost in the understandable attention to University of Arkansas misdeeds yesterday at the legislative audit committee was the release of another in a series of ongoing reviews of athletic spending by Arkansas public school districts.

Blacks punished more often in schools

A new report out from Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families. It's a familiar story for anyone who's followed desegregation lawsuits in Pulaski County, the reports by advocates for ending corporal punishment in schools and just about any statistical measure you can find (not every district is the same, a key finding in this report): Black students in Arkansas schools are more likely to be suspended and receive corporal punishment than their white counterparts, according to a new report from Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF).
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