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'State Board of Education'

State Board of Education approves district waivers for winter weather makeup days

The board approved waivers from 119 school districts to switch from the traditional 178-day academic calendar to an hours-based calendar for the rest of the school year.
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Governor appoints Leigh Keener to state Board of Education

Keener, a National Board Certified teacher, has worked at Episcopal Collegiate School for many years.
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Governor appoints former GOP legislator Ken Bragg to state Board of Education

Bragg, a longtime champion of school vouchers, spent a decade in the state House and served as the GOP's majority leader during the 2015 session.

Governor appoints Randy Henderson of Blytheville to state Board of Education

Nucor employee tapped for open seat.
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Supreme Court refuses to dismiss lawsuit over state control of Little Rock School District

A lawsuit attempting to regain local control of the Little Rock School District remains alive, though more limited.

Virtual schooling: Is the playing field level for real school districts and the giant virtual charters?

A rise in virtual charters raises a question of whether all schools operate on the same playing field.
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Gubernatorial appointments of note: PSC, marijuana, education

Three worth a mention in this week's list.

State fights lawsuit to return local control to Little Rock School District

State wants delay in hearing set to name a receiver for the district.
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Teachers, parents to state Board of Education: Regular classes should not resume Aug. 24

Letters to the state Board of Education indicate broad misgivings about a return to school classrooms Aug. 24.

State Board of Education to public schools: Don't do as we do

The public isn't allowed in a room with state education officials demanding that children and teachers return to classrooms Aug. 24.
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Teachers are concerned as state prepares to waive rules and combine classroom and online instruction to cope with COVID-19

Teachers are concerned about the coming school year, not least because they were left out of planning for it.

Steve Sutton of Marion to succeed Diane Zook on state Board of Education

Couldn't be worse than Zook.
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