|6/22/2011 ||The House Committee on Education and the Workforce announced plans today to mark-up its second Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization bill on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 10:00 A.M.
|3/29/2011 ||Little Rock's LISA Academy plans new high school facility|
The Lisa Academy, an independently run public charter school serving grades six through 12, is building a new $6 million high school next door to its current campus at 21 Corporate Hill Drive in west Little Rock.
|3/21/2011 ||Superintendent making move from Pangburn to Baxuite school district|
Pangburn Superintendent Jerrod Williams will take over as superintendent of the Bauxite School District on Friday, July 1, as Fred Dawson steps down from the post for a second time.
|3/17/2011 ||Statistics called key to charters' success|
Charter-school success is driven by the demographic characteristics of the students in the schools rather than educational strategies, concludes a new study distributed to state legislators and policymakers.
|3/16/2011 ||Financial woes at Forrest City district to cost 75 jobs|
The Forrest City School District will fire at least 75 employees in a cost-saving measure aimed at getting the district off the state's fiscal distress list, school officials said Tuesday.
|3/16/2011 ||UCPC school closure leaves officials, parents in confusion|
One day after the Arkansas Board of Education voted 7-0 to close the Little Rock Urban Collegiate Public Charter School for Young Men, school and state officials looked Tuesday for ways to meet the school's payroll as parents searched for new schools for their children.
|3/15/2011 ||Jacksonville Lighthouse Flightline campus names school principal|
Mrs. Debbie Petross has been named the Founding Principal of the Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School: Flightline Upper Academy Campus on the Little Rock Air Force Base. She is the daughter of retired Tsgt. Charles Nettles and Susan Nettles. Mrs. Petross was a resident of Little Rock Air Force Base from 1991-1994. During this time, Mrs. Petross' father served as the Director of Operation and Education for the 22nd Air Force Leadership School (1990-1993), and then as the Commandant of the Airman Leadership School (1994-1995).
|3/15/2011 ||State Board of Education revokes two charters: one in Little Rock, one in Osceola|
The Arkansas Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to revoke the charter for the cash strapped Little Rock Urban Collegiate Charter School For Young Men, permanently closing the school beginning today for 262 boys in kindergarten through eighth grades.
|3/11/2011 ||State aims for freeze on school-test targets|
The Arkansas Board of Education will decide Monday whether to ask the federal government for permission to freeze state achievement requirements at 2011-12 levels while the state makes a transition over several years to new "Common Core” standards and exams.
|3/9/2011 ||Schools can teach Bible, says House panel|
A legislative committee gave its OK on Tuesday to a bill to set in motion the development of standards for how to teach a class on the Bible in the public schools of Arkansas, which has a history of enacting laws to advance religious doctrines in public schools.
|3/8/2011 ||Bill aims to kick homemade goals out of schoolyards|
A state representative has filed a bill that would ban all homemade soccer goals currently being used in schoolyards and parks across Arkansas.
|3/8/2011 ||Owner of firm pleads guilty in bribery of school officials in AR, LA|
The owner of a technology company in Illinois pleaded guilty last week to participating in a conspiracy to defraud the government by offering bribes and kickbacks to school officials in Louisiana and Arkansas.
|3/2/2011 ||Lottery scholarships likely to shrink 10 percent|
Because of overwhelming popularity, Arkansas' lottery scholarships are likely to be a tad tinier for the next wave of beneficiaries.The legislative committee that oversees the lottery recommended Tuesday that the Legislature trim scholarship amounts by 10 percent for the 2011 class of recipients.
|2/25/2011 ||House files resolution to extend regular session of the 88th General Assembly|
House Concurrent Resolution 1006 – filed February 24, 2011 – extends the regular session of the 88th General Assembly until 12 noon on April 27, 2011.
|2/24/2011 ||Boys-only Little Rock school facing loss of charter|
The Little Rock Urban Collegiate Charter School for Young Men that opened last July is in jeopardy of losing its state charter to operate because of an $85,000 budget deficit and an additional $95,000 in liabilities.
|2/24/2011 ||Bryant School District OKs land deal for new elementary|
Plans by the Bryant School District for a new elementary school aim to relieve crowding at elementary schools in Bryant.
|2/23/2011 ||Pine Bluff Lighthouse Charter hires Founding Director of Instruction|
Dr. Mary Roaf will serve as the Founding Director of Instruction of Pine Bluff Lighthouse Charter School. A native of Pine Bluff, Dr. Roaf has served as a Fellow Advisor for Philadelphia Teaching Fellows Program. More recently, she was the Chief Grant Author and Coordinator for Arkansas Community Foundation in Pine Bluff.
|2/21/2011 ||Jacksonville Lighthouse approved to open middle school on Little Rock Air Force Base|
Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School (JLCS) received approval from the Arkansas State Board of Education on January 21, 2011, to increase enrollment cap from 640 to 1,019 students by the year 2015 including expansion to a second site on Little Rock Air Force Base for the 2011-12 school year. The new site, which will be named the Flightline Upper Academy Campus, will be a middle school including grades 5 through 8 for both civilian and military students.
|2/21/2011 ||State recognized for student data|
Arkansas is among 24 states nationally recognized in the Data Quality Campaign's sixth annual state analysis for having all 10 of the "essential elements” for a longitudinal student data system that can be used to identify what is working in schools to improve achievement.
|2/19/2011 ||Arkansas board revokes license from educator; six others get lesser penalties|
The Arkansas Board of Education has revoked the teaching license of one teacher and levied lesser penalties against six others - including two who were principals - for violating the state's Code of Ethics for Arkansas Educators.
|2/15/2011 ||Benefit bill taps teachers: retirement gains' costs would soar|
A state legislative committee approved a move Monday to require teachers and other public-education employees to pay the actual cost of state retirement benefits they can currently purchase at less than the real cost.
|2/15/2011 ||Board denies charter's bid to double enrollment cap|
The Arkansas Board of Education on Monday voted 8-0 to deny a request by the Academics Plus Charter School in Maumelle - one of the state's original charter schools - to double its 650-student enrollment cap to 1,300 students.
|2/11/2011 ||More students pick AP test|
An above-average percentage of Arkansas high school students in the Class of 2010 took at least one Advanced Placement exam, but the percentage who scored high enough to qualify for college credit remained below the national average, according to a national report released Wednesday.
|2/7/2011 ||State easing into education shift; Arkansas getting jump start|
Arkansas' kindergarten, and first- and second-graders in 2011-12 will be the first in this state to be taught lessons based on new, unprecedented national academic standards for mathematics and English/ language arts.
|2/2/2011 ||52.5 percent of freshmen unready for college|
More than half of first-time students entering Arkansas' public colleges and universities in the fall 2010 semester weren't prepared for college-level work, a report compiled by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education said.
|1/26/2011 ||Arkansas's '09 scores in science below par|
No more than a third of the nation's fourth-, eighth- and 12th-graders - and even smaller percentages of Arkansas students - scored at proficient levels in science on the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as the Nation's Report Card.
|1/24/2011 ||AG seeks to dismiss Deer-Mt. Judea suit; argues transportation|
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has asked a Pulaski County Circuit Court judge to dismiss a rural school district lawsuit that seeks to prevent further consolidation.
|1/24/2011 ||Teach for America program filling gaps in thin teacher ranks|
Mary Quinn broke out of a serious expression to throw her voice into falsetto tones, eliciting laughter from her classroom of sophomore English students at Pine Bluff High School.
|1/20/2011 ||NAPCS releases ranking of state charter laws; finds Ark. "severely constraining growth"|
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) today released its second annual report which ranks the nation's charter school laws from the strongest to the weakest. Measuring Up to the Model: A Ranking of State Public Charter School Laws analyzes the country's 41 state charter laws and scores how well each supports charter school quality and growth based on the 20 essential components from the NAPCS' model charter school law.
|1/19/2011 ||Charter chief tells LR to use what works, ditch failing schools|
Little Rock residents should abandon efforts to "reform” poorly performing schools, focusing their energy instead on opening new ones capable of educating the community's children, a nationally known public school leader said Tuesday.
|1/18/2011 ||Connecticut charter principal to lecture in Little Rock|
Steve Perry, the head of a charter school in Hartford, Conn., will speak at Philander Smith College in Little Rock today.
|1/17/2011 ||Education leader takes notes abroad|
Arkansas Education Commissioner Tom Kimbrell is blogging from Helsinki this week as he and a small team of other American professionals are checking out the high performing Finnish education system.
|1/15/2011 ||2 charter schools get OK from state board|
The Arkansas Board of Education on Friday approved two new charter schools - one in Little Rock that will target high school dropouts and another that will convert the entire Cross County High School academic program into a "wall-to-wall project-based learning” system.
|1/14/2011 ||Bentonville hires Coloradoan to be next superintendent|
A Coloradoan will become the next Bentonville School District superintendent.
|1/12/2011 ||Governor Mike Beebe's Inaugural Address|
Let me first thank Colonel Anslow for her presence here, today. She, as has already been indicated, represents the hundreds, in fact the thousands, of Arkansans who have served honorably in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as those who remain overseas at this hour. Our thoughts and our prayers are always with them, and with the families and the friends that they've left behind. Colonel, thank you.
|1/12/2011 ||Governor Mike Beebe's State of the State Address|
Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Ladies and Gentlemen of the House and Senate, Constitutional Officers, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the Court, and Distinguished Guests, Friends, and Fellow Arkansans:
|1/11/2011 ||Public schools in Arkansas garner low B|
Arkansas' public education system ranks sixth in the nation with a grade of a low B - 81.4 percent - in the annual Quality Counts report, a national report card that tracks policy and performance in six broad categories in the 50 states and Washington, D.C.
|12/14/2010||Board OKs standards to track student scores|
The Arkansas Board of Education on Monday approved standards that will help track growth in students' test scores at the state's high schools.
|12/14/2010||State holds off vote on Osceola charter|
Members of the Arkansas Board of Education on Monday questioned a charter school's plans to expand its enrollment, citing problems with the school's racial and income makeup, performance history and lack of clear plans for expansion.
|12/14/2010||State schools to get $90 million boost|
Teachers in about half of Arkansas' school districts will receive a bonus this month courtesy of federal government stimulus money.
|12/8/2010 ||Retirement system looks to bills to save money|
The Arkansas Teacher Retirement System trustees want the Legislature to approve a package of bills aimed at saving the system money by eliminating some options, reducing administrative costs and clarifying certain state laws.
|12/7/2010 ||Investment value rises for teacher's retirements|
The Arkansas Teacher Retirement System's investments increased in value $772 million, reaching $10.5 billion in the quarter that ended Sept. 30, an investment consultant told the system's trustees Monday.
|12/6/2010 ||School funds spur clash|
At the heart of the Arkansas Department of Education's attempt to collect a combined $2.6 million from four school districts is a question of whether that money belongs to the state or the districts.
|12/4/2010 ||Busing hinders students, suit says|
Arkansas' student-transportation funding system is so deficient that it jeopardizes the education of children attending remote rural school districts, one such district claims in a lawsuit filed Friday.
|12/3/2010 ||Academics Plus to break ground on new building|
The Academics Plus Charter School in Maumelle will break ground Tuesday for a 19-classroom elementary school as a result of the sale of $6.3 million in tax-exempt bonds.
|12/1/2010 ||$90 million in Jobs bill money to flow to Arkansas schools|
The Arkansas Recovery Office announced today that the Education Jobs Fund Program (EJFP) will provide Arkansas with approximately $90 million in federal funds. These funds will be allocated to public schools based on the prior year three-quarter average daily membership and will amount to approximately $193 per student.
|12/1/2010 ||2 bills filed to clarify retirement|
Bills filed Tuesday in advance of next year's legislative session would clarify what it means for state employees and elected officials to "terminate” employment and eliminate two-for-one retirement credit for future elected officials.
|11/30/2010||Screens extend learning to buses in Hector|
While the wheels on this yellow school bus go round and round, the students on the bus can watch the Discovery Channel's Myth Busters and other math and science programming on five, customized ceiling mounted computers.
|11/30/2010||Weiner merger suit dismissed|
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by a group of Weiner school supporters who argued that the state mandated merger of the small town's school district into the nearby Harrisburg School District threatened the agriculture of the rice producing region and, ultimately, national security.
|11/29/2010||Senate to rethink Dream Act for alien-student aid|
When it comes back into session this week for a last flurry of activity before adjourning, the Senate will consider legislation that would create a path to citizenship for students who came to the United States illegally, provided they enroll in college or serve in the armed forces.
|11/23/2010||Bryant school building starts rise|
Bryant High School students will attend classes in a new building in 2013, administrators said Monday.
|11/20/2010||State calls in cash from schools; districts can't keep excess $2.6 million|
State Education Commissioner Tom Kimbrell said Friday that for years his department has erred in calculating how much money some districts should have and is now asking four districts to pay the state nearly $2.6 million combined.
|11/18/2010||New report measures the growth of the charter school movement|
Topping the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools' list of districts served by charter schools is New Orleans, where 61 percent of public school students attend charter schools. Decimated by Hurricane Katrina, the city took the unprecedented opportunity to rebuild the public education system with charter schools as the foundation. Second and third on the list are Washington and Detroit, where chronically failing school systems have turned to public charter schools as a primary piece of education reform strategy.
|11/15/2010||Gala honors 2011 Teacher of the Year|
Kathy A. Powers, a fifth- and sixth-grade teacher at Raymond and Phyllis Simon Intermediate School in the Conway School District, was named the 2011 Arkansas Teacher of the Year on Friday at a Governor's Mansion gala broadcast live on television.
|11/12/2010||Enrollment drops in county districts, rises at charter schools|
Enrollment in the three Pulaski County public school districts and in private schools overall fell as the total number of students in charter schools rose.
|11/9/2010 ||Pine Bluff Lighthouse gets green light from state; other charters rejected|
The Arkansas Board of Education on Monday unanimously approved plans for a new open-enrollment charter school in Pine Bluff despite objections from Pine Bluff School District leaders.
|10/28/2010||APSRC presents 2010 Growth Awards to Arkansas educators|
The winners of the 2010 Arkansas Public School Resource Center (APSRC) Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Growth Awards received recognition yesterday at the Arkansas Public School Resource Center (APSRC) Annual Conference at the Hilton Little Rock Metro Center.
|10/6/2010 ||Market rebound lifts teacher-pension holdings|
The Arkansas Teacher Retirement System's investments gained about $950 million in value in the fiscal year that ended June 30, an investment consultant told the system's trustees Monday.
|10/4/2010 ||Website illustrates schools' progress|
Scatter plots and bubble charts - colorful depictions of student, teacher, school and district performance in Arkansas' public schools - drew oohs and aahs last week from principals at a state training session on how to access five years of student test data.
|9/24/2010 ||3 districts get $13.7 million for merit pay with five-year grants|
Three Arkansas school districts will use $13.7 million in federal funds to provide bonuses to their teachers, with the size of the annual checks based in part on the teachers' ability to raise student scores on standardized tests.
|9/24/2010 ||LR school board backs planned open-enrollment charter school|
In a rare move, the Little Rock School Board voted 7-0 Thursday to support a proposed open-enrollment charter school in the city.
|9/24/2010 ||State teachr award names 14 as finalists|
The Arkansas Department of Education on Wednesday named 14 teachers regional finalists for the 2011 Arkansas Teacher of the Year competition.
|9/24/2010 ||UALR get U.S. grant for literacy education|
A $2.7 million U.S. Department of Education grant announced Thursday to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will pay for nearly tripling the number of teachers in the university's literacy-intervention education program.
|9/23/2010 ||Charter issue looms for LR School Board|
The Little Rock School Board meets tonight to consider how to respond to the latest proposal for an open enrollment charter school - but the board will do it without its newly elected members.
|9/16/2010 ||Weiner schools' merger stands for now|
U.S. District Judge James Moody denied a request Wednesday to undo a merger between the Weiner and Harrisburg school districts, saying advocates of such a reversal didn't prove that it needed to be done immediately.
|9/15/2010 ||State warns county district about money practices|
The Arkansas Department of Education has warned the Pulaski County Special School District that it must improve the way it manages its money.
|9/14/2010 ||8 percent fewer students take SAT|
Fewer Arkansas high school seniors took the SAT college-entrance exam this year, leading education officials to wonder whether a new testing law, a new scholarship lottery and the recession could be triggering a waning pursuit of out-of-state colleges.
|9/14/2010 ||Charges against superintendent Crumbly are dismissed|
The Arkansas Board of Education on Monday dismissed three ethics charges against state Sen. Jack Crumbly.
|9/14/2010 ||Helena school district again in fiscal distress|
The Helena-West Helena School District - taken over by the state in 2005 and returned to local control in 2008 - is once again in financial straits.
|9/7/2010 ||5 apply to open charter schools|
Five organizations have applied to the state to establish open-enrollment charter schools in Little Rock, Pine Bluff, Forrest City, McNeil and Gillett beginning in the 2011-12 school year.
|9/7/2010 ||Fund idea to educate disabled is backed|
A proposal that would allow state education funds to be used outside the public school system to help students with disabilities was adopted Friday by education committees from both chambers of the state Legislature.
|9/7/2010 ||Osceola school chief steps down|
Members of the Osceola school Board agreed Tuesday night to accept the resignation of the district's superintendent effective immediately.
|9/7/2010 ||USDA seeks dismissal from Arkansas schools lawsuit|
The federal government wants a judge to dismiss the U.S. Department of Agriculture as an involuntary plaintiff in a lawsuit filed by supporters of a northeast Arkansas school district that's been consolidated with a neighboring district.
|9/1/2010 ||Panel delays proposing a school-aid boost till Nov. 1|
The panel created to determine how much money is necessary for school districts to provide an adequate education for Arkansas schoolchildren submitted its report Tuesday without recommending an amount.
|8/31/2010 ||Panel: Aid for schools not set yet|
A legislative panel Monday withdrew its recommendation that the Legislature allot $69 million more for public schools in fiscal 2012, a 2.5 percent funding increase.
|8/31/2010 ||Schools see rise in AP test scores|
The 24 schools in an experimental program designed to promote Advanced Placement testing in English, math and science saw a 41.9 percent increase in students scoring a three, four or five on the tests in the 2009-10 school year, organizers said Monday.
|8/26/2010 ||Arne Duncan speaks in Little Rock; calls for public test scores|
Access to student test scores on a classroom level will allow the public to see which teachers are thriving or failing, and will help educators identify successful teaching techniques, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday.
|8/25/2010 ||$69 million more for pupils? Panel urges state add 2.5% more for schools|
The state Joint Adequacy Evaluation Oversight Subcommittee recommended Tuesday that the Legislature allot $69 million more for public schools in fiscal 2012, a 2.5 percent funding increase.
|8/25/2010 ||Nine states and District of Columbia win second round of Race to the Top grant money|
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Tuesday that 10 applicants have won grants in the second phase of the Race to the Top competition. Along with Phase 1 winners Delaware and Tennessee, 11 states and the District of Columbia have now been awarded money in the Obama Administration's groundbreaking education reform program that will directly impact 13.6 million students, and 980,000 teachers in 25,000 schools.
|8/18/2010 ||Arkansas' ACT score slips in 2010|
Arkansas' high school class of 2010 took the ACT college entrance exam in record numbers, earning a composite score of 20.3.
|8/17/2010 ||State gets $3 million for charter schools|
The U.S. Department of Education on Monday awarded more than $3 million in charter school grants to the Arkansas Department of Education.
|8/12/2010 ||$40.2 million to aid state's direst schools|
The Arkansas Department of Education will receive $40.2 million in federal grants to improve performance in the state's lowest-performing schools, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Wednesday.
|8/10/2010 ||State revokes Osceola district charter school|
The Arkansas Board of Education on Monday revoked the charter for an Osceola School District charter school at a meeting in which the Osceola School Board attorney asked state officials to fire Osceola Superintendent Milton Washington.
|8/8/2010 ||Academics Plus Charter in Maumelle plans block party|
Academics Plus Charter School in Maumelle is hosting Falcon Fest, a block party and open house from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the school, 900 Edgewood Drive.
|8/8/2010 ||Lottery expected to fund 30,000 awards|
High school guidance counselors say lottery-funded scholarships will mean that more high school graduates go to college this fall than ever before and that students already bound for college will enroll in in-state schools.
|8/8/2010 ||More seen going to college in Arkansas|
The percentage of Arkansas students attending in-state colleges immediately after high school continues to grow and appears poised to match national rates.
|8/6/2010 ||Congress racing to keep teachers: $10 billion for schools|
Congress is moving rapidly just weeks before the start of the school year to speed billions of dollars in emergency aid to states in hopes of saving the jobs of tens of thousands of teachers and other public workers.
|8/6/2010 ||Senate takes aim at junk food in schools, adopts Lincoln bill|
The Senate unanimously approved Sen. Blanche Lincoln's $4.5 billion child-nutrition legislation Thursday aimed at banishing junk food from school vending machines and establishing nutritional guidelines for school lunches.
|8/5/2010 ||Both APSRC "Investing in Innovation" grants fail to receive funding in 2010 cycle|
Only 49 of the 1,700 "Investing in Innovation” grant applicants will receive funding in 2010, and neither APSRC/Vanderbilt grant nor the Arkansas Consortium grant was selected to share in the $650 million.
|8/4/2010 ||ADE announces deputy commissioner; director of policy and director of facilities and transportation|
Tony Wood will join the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) as deputy commissioner. Arkansas Commissioner of Education Tom W. Kimbrell announced the appointment today at the Arkansas Association of Education Administrators annual summer conference.
|8/4/2010 ||Little Rock schools get new foe on charters|
A coalition that includes the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas has organized in opposition to the Little Rock School District and its legal challenge to state-approved charter schools in Pulaski County.
|8/4/2010 ||New core standards a watershed, state educators hear|
A leader in the national effort to establish a common core of elementary and secondary academic standards told Arkansas educators Tuesday that the new standards are "world class” and will replace disparate, nebulous and poor quality ones.
|8/3/2010 ||Hearing set for Weiner district merger lawsuit|
U.S. District Judge James M. Moody set a Sept. 15 hearing date Monday for a lawsuit challenging the state-mandated merger of the Weiner School District.
|7/30/2010 ||Charles Stein chosen as new chief of school facilities|
Charles Stein will become the director of the Arkansas Division of Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation next week, after serving as the division's assistant director since August 2005.
|7/28/2010 ||School-grant finalists named; Arkansas doesn't make cut|
Eighteen states and the District of Columbia were named finalists Tuesday in the second round of the federal "Race to the Top” school overhaul grant competition, giving them a chance to receive a share of $3.4 billion. Arkansas was not named a finalist.
|7/23/2010 ||Retirement system rethinks decision to sell LR building|
The Arkansas Teacher Retirement System will leave an agreement with a real estate firm to list the system owned Victory Building in Little Rock for sale for $26 million, the trustees decided Thursday.
|7/22/2010 ||New superintendent joins blended Cossatot River School District|
The blended Wickes and Van-Cove school districts are the Cossatot River School District now, and it has a new superintendent at the helm - Chuck Hanson, formerly of the Weiner School District.
|7/19/2010 ||LR UCPC charter school: Believe in boys|
Classes will begin at 8 a.m. today for the nearly 600 boys enrolled in Little Rock's newest open-enrollment charter school: Urban Collegiate Public Charter School for Young Men.
|7/15/2010 ||Award day at eStem: Staff given $446,724 because students did well|
Teachers and other employees at Little Rock's three eStem charter schools received checks Wednesday totaling nearly a half-million dollars in return for the achievement gains their students showed in the 2009-10 school year.
|7/13/2010 ||13 state schools face stiff penalties|
Sixty-three of Arkansas' 1,068 public schools have violated state accreditation standards this past school year.
|7/13/2010 ||Board OKs budget for public schools|
The Arkansas Board of Education on Monday accepted a Public School Fund Budget for the 2010-11 school year of $2.587 billion.
|7/13/2010 ||Covenant Keepers to remain in one building|
The Covenant Keepers College Preparatory School plans to remain in one building, reversing plans to seek state permission to expand into a storefront on Geyer Springs Road, a short distance from its existing campus.
|7/13/2010 ||KIPP's Helena site shortens school day|
The Arkansas Board of Education modified its charter agreement with the KIPP Delta College Preparatory School Monday, allowing it to shorten its school day and hold quarterly board meetings in place of monthly ones.
|7/13/2010 ||New school standards OK'd: Arkansas joins other states in shift to K-12 Common Core|
The Arkansas Board of Education on Monday approved standards for kindergarten through-12th-grade English/ language arts and math that have already been adopted by more than 20 states, creating an unprecedented common set of standards for the nation's public schools.
|7/13/2010 ||Pine Bluff school loses charter: Board finds Hope Academy's finances, test scores troublesome|
The Arkansas Board of Education revoked Hope Academy's charter Monday, citing concerns with the Pine Bluff school's financial stability, adherence to its founding agreement and inability to raise its students' academic achievement.
|7/9/2010 ||Grants promote better health for students|
With funding from ACT 180 of 2009, the tobacco excise tax, the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Office of Coordinated School Health in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Health), Arkansas Department of Human Services, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, and Arkansas Children's Hospital has awarded nine "Coordinated School Health and Wellness Center Initiative” grants to promote health, wellness, and academic achievement in Arkansas' public schools.
|7/8/2010 ||$100 Million in federal charter funding at risk - take action now!|
On July 2, the US House of Representatives passed an emergency supplemental appropriations (funding) bill, HR 4899, for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Attached to the bill was a cut to three education reform programs (the Charter Schools Program, the Race to the Top fund and the Teacher Incentive fund), which provides funding for a new edujobs fund, similar to the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
|7/8/2010 ||Wannabe tally for charter school totals 14|
Thirteen organizations are making preliminary plans for 14 new open-enrollment charter schools across the state, including some in Pulaski County, where state-approved charter schools face a legal challenge.
|7/7/2010 ||90 percent of students in state pass Algebra I|
More than 90 percent of Arkansas students earned passing scores on the state Algebra I test and won't have to retake it or put their high school graduation in jeopardy.
|7/7/2010 ||Students to fill former LR bank; Federal Reserve building leased to eStem|
EStem High Public Charter School students will be surrounded by technology, brightly colored walls and 1920s architecture as they move into the former Federal Reserve bank building in Little Rock dedicated Tuesday.
|7/6/2010 ||State Board to address Covenant Keepers, Hope Academy and Kipp Delta at July meeting|
The Covenant Keepers College Preparatory Charter School in Little Rock is asking the state for permission to expand into a storefront on Geyer Springs Road, a short distance from the existing campus.
|7/4/2010 ||Academics Plus shifts leadership|
The Academics Plus Charter School in Maumelle is starting the 2010-11 fiscal year this month with a new slate of top administrators.
|7/4/2010 ||Bauxite calls back former superintendent Fred Dawson|
When Bauxite turned out its school superintendent, faced huge cost overruns in the construction of a new middle school and asked voters for a tax increase to meet expenses, the district turned to Fred Dawson.
|7/2/2010 ||Suit: Merging 2 schools risks U.S. security|
The Friends of Weiner School District contend in a new federal lawsuit that this month's state-mandated merger of the Weiner district with Harrisburg's in Arkansas' rice-farming region poses a threat to the rural community and ultimately to the nation's food supply and national security.
|6/24/2010 ||Group presses Beebe to rescue Weiner schools|
Supporters of the Weiner School District on Tuesday asked Gov. Mike Beebe to take action to stop the district's merger into the neighboring Harrisburg School District.
|6/24/2010 ||Jim Keet: Arkansas school consolidation law needs change|
Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Keet said Tuesday that an Arkansas law requiring small school districts to consolidate should probably be changed, a move that Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe said would invite new lawsuits.
|6/23/2010 ||Bauxite voters approve 2.9-mill tax uptick|
Patrons of the Bauxite School District on Tuesday approved a property-tax increase.
|6/22/2010 ||Paragould School Board to discuss audit response|
At its regular Monday meeting, Paragould School board plans to address the district's plans to remedy problems noted in a scholastic audit conducted by the Arkansas Department of Education, Paragould Superintendent Dr. Aaron Hosman, said.
|6/21/2010 ||Academics Plus plans improvements, prepares fore new administration|
Academics Plus Charter School in Maumelle completed its eighth year this May. The school graduated 31 seniors, many with their first semester of college already completed from Academics Plus' concurrent credit program. On one hand, the school is a great success story. "Academics Plus was the first charter school in the state,” said incoming superintendent Rob McGill. "It says a lot about a community of people that have gone through the adversity they have, and they are still around providing quality education.”
|6/21/2010 ||Charters schools' effect on LR slim, state argues|
In a move to fight the Little Rock School District in the desegregation case, the state attorney general's office discarded the district's notion that charter schools have a serious financial impact on the city's schools.
|6/21/2010 ||Maumelle educator ready to take charter school reins|
Rob McGill of Maumelle has had a long career in education, but if someone gave him the choice today, he might pick up and move back to the farm.
|6/18/2010 ||Give newspaper data on coaches, judge tells district|
A judge has ordered the Greene County Tech School District to give a newspaper several documents relating to suspensions of assistant football coaches after a playoff trip in November.
|6/16/2010 ||Arkansas students do better on exams in 2010|
More Arkansas students scored at grade level or better on the Augmented Benchmark Exams in math and literacy this year as compared with 2009, with two-thirds or more of students scoring at proficient and advanced levels on 11 of the 12 exams.
|6/15/2010 ||Hope Academy Charter School's finances watched by State Board|
The Arkansas Department of Education is monitoring the finances of the Hope Academy charter school in Pine Bluff to ensure that the school does not fall into the red.
|6/15/2010 ||Results from 2010 Benchmark Exams yield good news|
Results from the 2010 Arkansas Augmented Benchmark Exams and the Grade 11 Literacy Exam again yielded good news: more students scored proficient and advanced for another annual increase in math and literacy performance and, for the fourth year in a row, the achievement gap between white students and students of color continued to narrow.
|6/14/2010 ||Delight students in exodus from proposed new district|
A large exodus of Delight students is underway and is expected to continue next week. Forty-six Delight students have already opted to attend school at Blevins in August instead of remaining on the Delight campus as part of the new South Pike County School District with Murfreesboro, which will go into effect July 1.
|6/14/2010 ||Greenwood School District approves laptop deal|
The Greenwood School Board approved by a 6-0 vote a lease-purchase agreement for 75 additional Apple laptop computers for students.
|6/8/2010 ||ATRS loses quarter's gains|
The Arkansas Teacher Retirement System's investments increased by $298 million in value to $10.396 billion in the quarter that ended March 31, an investment consultant told the system's trustees Monday.
|6/8/2010 ||Teacher board reverses decision: allows both salary, pension|
Overturning a decision by the director of the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System, the system's board on Monday found that Pine Bluff School District Superintendent Frank Anthony's break in employment fromthe district last summer lasted a full 30 days - long enough for him to begin legally collecting a pension in addition to his salary.
|6/4/2010 ||Two River loses school-closure appeal|
An Arkansas Board of Education decision that resulted in the 2009 closing of a geographically isolated campus in the Two Rivers School District did not violate the state constitution or state law, the Arkansas Supreme Court said Thursday.
|6/2/2010 ||State again seeks grant to improve education|
Arkansas has once again applied for a portion of $3.4 billion from the federal Race to the Top grant aimed at improving student performance across the country.
|5/28/2010 ||Parents seek halt in school closings; cite long bus rides|
Attorneys asked the Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday to stop the state Board of Education from closing isolated schools until after the state defines how long is too long when it comes to school-bus rides.
|5/28/2010 ||Poverty on rise in nation's public schools|
The percentage of public schools where more than three-quarters of students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch - a key indicator of poverty - has increased in the past decade, and children at these schools are less likely to attend college or be taught by teachers with advanced degrees.
|5/27/2010 ||Bauxite prepares millage push|
Bauxite residents will soon see a plethora of signs, fliers, video presentations and other campaign materials from the Bauxite School District, all requesting a new millage increase, after the new interim superintendent presented rough drafts of the materials during a school board meeting on Monday.
|5/27/2010 ||Water hiccup closes Two Rivers school|
The high school here was closed Monday after recent rounds of heavy rainfall caused flow problems in the city's water system.
|5/21/2010 ||KIPP graduation: Culture of college leads all school's seniors to hit goal|
The one-word salutation on Domonique Bragg's letter from Vanderbilt University was simple, yet life-changing.
|5/20/2010 ||LR School District asks judge to step in; claim charter violate law|
The Little Rock School District asked a federal judge late Wednesday to halt approval of new charter schools and stop expansion of existing charter schools in Pulaski County.
|5/7/2010 ||Charter school popularity grows among parents along with public schools' opposition|
The musical and arts theme is in every Dreamland Academy Charter school classroom. The charter school is also different from public schools. Interim Superintendent Dr. Carolyn Carter says she openly recruits special needs students and African American kids.
|5/7/2010 ||Charter school seeks move to emptying campus|
The new Little Rock Urban Collegiate Preparatory Charter School for Young Men, which had been set to open July 19 on South University Avenue, will ask the Arkansas Board of Education on Monday to approve a move to the soon-to-be-vacant Lutheran High School at Markham and South Hughes streets.
|5/3/2010 ||Marked Tree School Board discusses funding|
The Marked Tree School District is still awaiting the final bit of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds before paying the remainder of money owed to contractors who completed work at the elementary school.
|5/3/2010 ||Mena Schools auction set Saturday|
The live auction of 13 Mena School District schools and properties will be at noon Saturday, according to the auctioneer's website.
|5/2/2010 ||Distance learning to see budget cut|
Arkansas' distance-learning program is getting a budget cut for next year but is not facing elimination, state officials say.
|4/29/2010 ||Brooks' resignation sparks changes for eStem system|
Changes are in the works for the administration of the eStem public charter schools system in downtown Little Rock in the wake of Chief Executive Officer Roy Brooks' announcement earlier this year that he is resigning.
|4/29/2010 ||New Atkins building to house two different schools|
The Atkins School District's new building - two schools in one - will house kindergarten through fourth grade on one side and grades five through eight on the other.
|4/28/2010 ||Batesville district names Willison as superintendent|
Prairie Grove School District Superintendent Randy Willison, a former Pulaski County Special School District principal, will become the Batesville School District superintendent July 1.
|4/28/2010 ||State reworking Race to Top bid|
The Arkansas Department of Education is reworking its original application for a share of the U.S. Department of Education's multibillion dollar Race To the Top grant program.
|4/22/2010 ||U.S. schools hit by recession; study cutting teacher jobs|
Many school districts around the country are warning hundreds of thousands of teachers that their jobs may be eliminated in June.
|4/21/2010 ||LRSD proposes stricter enrollment requirements for charter schools|
Eligibility for free- and reduced-price school meals would replace race as a criteria for attending magnet schools, and charter schools would enact more stringent enrollment requirements if a Little Rock School District proposal for revising a 1989 state desegregation settlement is adopted.
|4/18/2010 ||Parents ready for appeal, second suit in school choice|
Parents of Malvern children who do not want to attend the Malvern School District have taken their case against the Arkansas Public School Choice Act to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis.
|4/15/2010 ||Batesville teachers, students learn with 21st Century technology|
"Blazing the Trail to Excellence” is the motto at Batesville Junior High School. In order to achieve this excellence, changes are being made in the school, which houses 650 students in grades seven, eight and nine.
|4/15/2010 ||New buildings highlight Harmony Grove School District|
Construction seems to be a way of life for the Harmony Grove School District in Haskell. Construction is well under way for an addition to the middle school, and Superintendent Daniel Henley recently announced that the school district would ask for a millage increase to build an addition to the elementary school.
|4/15/2010 ||School Choice case ruling to get appeal|
An attorney representing parents who challenged the state's School Choice law filed a notice of appeal Wednesday of a federal judge's decision to dismiss their suit.
|4/14/2010 ||Bednar joins ADE as assistant commissioner|
Alice Rose Barnes is retiring as the Department of Education’s assistant commissioner for learning services, effective this week, and will be replaced by Stuttgart School District Superintendent Laura Bednar, Education Commissioner Tom Kimbrell announced Monday.
|4/14/2010 ||School of Excellence charter school to stay open till May 28|
The School of Excellence, a financially troubled charter school in Humphrey, will remain open until students complete semester tests May 28, the interim director said Tuesday.
|4/13/2010 ||Education board order Turrell-Marion merger|
The tiny 256-student Turrell School District will be involuntarily consolidated with the 4,028-student Marion School District on July 1 despite opposition from Marion district leaders.
|4/13/2010 ||State revokes school charter in Humphrey|
The Arkansas Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to revoke the charter for the School of Excellence in Humphrey and close it "as soon as possible.”
|4/12/2010 ||School of Excellence in Humphrey loses charter|
The Arkansas State Board of Education voted unanimously to revoke the charter of the Humphrey School of Excellence Charter School in Humphrey as soon as possible after Dr. Kimbrell, commissioner of education, made the recommendation to the State Board.
|4/12/2010 ||State Board of Education annexes Turrell into Marion school district|
Because the Turrell School District is on the 2010 "Act 60” Consolidation List, meaning that the district must be consolidated with one or more districts as the district has fallen below 350 average daily student membership for both the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 school years, the Arkansas State Board of Education voted today to annex Turrell in to the Marion School District.
|4/8/2010 ||Searcy hires new superintendent|
Diane Barrett signed a contract with the Searcy School District Monday at a special board meeting and will begin her duties as the new superintendent on Thursday, July 1.
|4/7/2010 ||District scores inverse to cash|
Data presented to legislators Tuesday reveal that school districts with high poverty levels get extra state and federal dollars but also have the lowest standardized test scores.
|4/7/2010 ||eStem CEO hired in Georgia|
Roy Brooks, the chief executive officer for eStem Public Charter Schools Inc. and former superintendent of the Little Rock School District, is the choice for superintendent in the 5,000-student Sumter County, Ga., district with headquarters in Americus, according to Georgia newspaper reports.
|4/7/2010 ||Laura Bednar resigns as Stuttgart superintendent|
In a special session of the Stuttgart School Board Monday night, Dr. Laura Bednar surprised the board members when she announced her resignation as superintendent. Her last day with the district will be April 16.
|4/7/2010 ||Lottery scaling back scholarship projections|
The chief of Arkansas' lottery said Tuesday that he intends to reduce his projection for lottery ticket sales by about $14 million in the fiscal year starting July 1 and net proceeds for college scholarships by about $11 million because of a little-noticed change made during this year's legislative session in the state lottery law.
|4/6/2010 ||Deputy Commissioner Diana Julian to retire from ADE|
Dr. Diana Julian, deputy commissioner of the Arkansas Department of Education, is retiring from the agency at the end of April.
|4/4/2010 ||LR schools, State step up charter school negotiations|
The Little Rock School Board's vote last week to authorize a court challenge to the state's practice of giving unconditional approval to charter schools has prompted a last-ditch effort to negotiate an out-of-court settlement.
|4/1/2010 ||Grade-inflation report called unfit, unfair|
The annual Arkansas high school grade-inflation report needs revamping if it's going to influence the awarding of Arkansas Lottery Scholarships, an education researcher told state lawmakers Wednesday.
|4/1/2010 ||LR schools get a state warning against lawsuit|
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel warned on Wednesday that the Little Rock School District is risking an immediate loss of millions of dollars in state desegregation funding should the district legally challenge the state over charter schools and then lose that court battle.
|3/31/2010 ||LR School Board okays lawsuit against state|
The Little Rock School Board voted 4-3 Tuesday to authorize its attorney to legally challenge the Arkansas Board of Education's practice of approving independently run, public charter schools in Pulaski County without considering the effect on desegregation efforts.
|3/29/2010 ||Delaware, Tennessee win first Race to the Top grants|
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that Delaware and Tennessee have won grants in the first phase of the Race to the Top competition.
|3/25/2010 ||District warned against lawsuit|
The Arkansas attorney general's office said Wednesday that if the Little Rock School District files a court motion against the state challenging charter schools in Pulaski County, it may "sound the death knell for settling the desegregation case.”
|3/25/2010 ||Panel OKs school-nutrition bill|
Congress moved a step closer Wednesday to ridding school vending machines of junk food when the Senate Agriculture Committee approved a bill that would allow federal officials to set nutrition guidelines for all school foods.
|3/25/2010 ||Report finds reading levels flat|
Arkansas elementary students' reading proficiency remained flat between 2007 and 2009, according to new data released Wednesday.
|3/24/2010 ||Charters spur draft of motion by LR district|
An attorney has prepared an 80-page draft of a federal court motion accusing the state of Arkansas of violating its desegregation commitments to the Little Rock School District - largely through the approval of independently run charter schools.
|3/21/2010 ||Educators cleared in cell-phone case|
The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday rejected arguments by a Pulaski County high school student that the confiscation of his cell phone was unconstitutional.
|3/21/2010 ||eStem executive a Georgia finalist|
Roy Brooks, the chief executive officer for eStem Public Charter Schools Inc. and former superintendent of the Little Rock School District, is one of three finalists for the superintendent's position in the 5,000-student Sumter County, Ga., district with headquarters in Americus, according to Georgia newspaper reports.
|3/20/2010 ||Desegregation hearing wraps up|
A three-week federal court hearing to determine whether the Pulaski County Special School District has complied with its 2000 desegregation plan all but ended Friday, with the judge leaving the case record open to accept depositions from two School Board members.
|3/19/2010 ||Court backs Dollarway; dismisses lawsuit over 2007 millage election|
The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit against the Dollarway School District that sought to void a 2007 millage election on the grounds that school officials misled voters.
|3/19/2010 ||Hearing's focus put on school buildings|
A grandmother, a local NAACP officer and two desegregation monitors testified Thursday about the condition of school buildings and the Pulaski County Special School District's adherence to its desegregation plan as a three-week hearing in federal court nears an end.
|3/19/2010 ||Junk-food pact targets U.S. schools|
The federal government would be able to keep junk food out of school vending machines under an agreement announced Thursday by Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln and an array of industry, consumer and health groups.
|3/18/2010 ||$478 million expected in lottery ticket sales|
The Arkansas Lottery Commission on Wednesday signed off on a budget projecting $478.5 million in ticket sales and net proceeds of $116.4 million for college scholarships in the fiscal year that starts July 1.
|3/18/2010 ||Finalists for Bryant Superintendent being interviewed this week|
The search for a new superintendent for Bryant Schools to replace Dr. Richard Abernathy has been narrowed to five final candidates. The candidates are being interviewed individually by the Bryant School Board each night this week. According to the district office, on Friday, March 19, immediately following the final interview, the Board will meet for consideration of hiring a superintendent.
|3/18/2010 ||Lawyers wrangle at schools hearing|
A break in testimony Wednesday afternoon during the Pulaski County Special School District desegregation hearing gave way to a spirited exchange among attorneys and a federal judge about the motives of the parties in the long-running school case.
|3/17/2010 ||Desegregation hearing turns to Jacksonville|
U.S. District Judge Brian S. Miller delved briefly Tuesday into the issue of Jacksonville's interest in forming a new public school system that would be independent of the Pulaski County Special School District.
|3/17/2010 ||Judge dismisses school-choice lawsuit|
A federal judge has refused to weigh in on the constitutionality of the Arkansas School Choice Act, which uses race as a factor in limiting students' transfers between districts.
|3/16/2010 ||Testing initiative signs on 8 schools|
Eight more Arkansas high schools are joining a $13.2 million initiative that pays students and teachers for success on annual Advanced Placement exams, officials said Monday.
|3/15/2010 ||"Retired" officials still had job perks; some kept cars, phones|
Some state agency directors and administrators who retired and then returned to the state payroll kept their state-owned vehicles, cell phones and administrative authority during their periods of retirement, an auditor told lawmakers Friday.
|3/15/2010 ||After struggle to stay open, destiny of Turrell school's lies with state board|
Turrell School District Superintendent Alfred Hogan tried to recruit businesses and lure more people to move to the Crittenden County town over the past year in an effort to save his school district.
|3/15/2010 ||Earle school chief still off the job|
Earle School District Superintendent Jack Crumbly, who is also an eastern Arkansas legislator, has been suspended until at least the end of the school year, interim Superintendent Rickey Nicks said Friday.
|3/15/2010 ||Obama intends school law fix; teacher rap No Child redo|
The Obama administration on Saturday called for a broad overhaul of the Bush administration's No Child Left Behind law, proposing to eliminate divisive provisions, including those that have encouraged instructors to teach to tests, crowded out subjects other than math and reading, and labeled one in every three American public schools as failing.
|3/11/2010 ||Editorial: High charter mark: How it's supposed to work|
Rafaela Espinal lives in New York City, specifically Harlem. You might say she's in sales, at least part time. She gives sales pitches, hands out brochures and advertises regularly-even if it's just a sign on her minivan. She sounds like any good businesswoman. Except Rafaela Espinal was featured in the New York Times not because she's selling books or curtain rods, but because she's selling a school. A public school.
|3/11/2010 ||Greenwood rejects school, property tax|
In a 1,360-959 vote, Greenwood School District voters resoundingly said no Tuesday to a 2.8 mill property tax increase to fund construction of a new elementary school.
|3/11/2010 ||Maintaining enrollment is one of biggest charter challenges|
Starting a charter school from scratch has proven to be a challenge. They must often deal with finances, drops in enrollment, and leadership problems.
|3/11/2010 ||Voters in Malvern reject millage|
Voters in Malvern have rejected a millage that would have raised money to build a new high school. In Tuesday's election, the measure failed 1,449 to 1,070.
|3/10/2010 ||KIPP Delta shows off school at board member tour|
Jakerious Smith greeted visitors to the Knowledge is Power Program Delta Public Schools in Helena-West Helena on Tuesday with a firm handshake and a flurry of Spanish.
|3/10/2010 ||National school standards to be proposed|
The nation's governors and state school chiefs will propose standards today for what students should learn in English and math, from kindergarten through high school, a crucial step in President Barack Obama's campaign to raise academic standards across the country.
|3/9/2010 ||3 small districts get merger OK from State Board of Education|
Three small Arkansas school districts will merge with larger districts after getting approval from the Arkansas Board of Education on Monday.
|3/9/2010 ||KIPP's advantage: Better teaching|
The relative decline of American education at the elementary- and high-school levels has long been a national embarrassment as well as a threat to the nation's future. Once upon a time, American students tested better than any other students in the world. Now, ranked against European schoolchildren, America does about as well as Lithuania, behind at least 10 other nations. Within the United States, the achievement gap between white students and poor and minority students stubbornly persists—and as the population of disadvantaged students grows, overall scores continue to sag.
|3/9/2010 ||McGill to be executive director for Academics Plus|
To the surprise of many parents, the acting superintendent of the Pulaski County Special School District has been hired as the executive director of Maumelle's charter school. The board of Academics Plus Charter School voted unanimously Monday to approve Rob McGill's $95,000-a-year contract.
|3/9/2010 ||School of Excellence Charter in debt, board learns|
The School of Excellence, an open-enrollment charter school in Humphrey, is going broke, its director abruptly resigned and a criminal investigation is under way, the state Board of Education learned at its meeting Monday.
|3/8/2010 ||Academics Plus Charter announces new executive director|
Academics Plus Charter School (APCS) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director. The Board voted unanimously to offer the position to Mr. Robert E. McGill, who will assume the position on July 1, 2010.
|3/5/2010 ||State purged in phase 1 of education-grant contest|
The Department of Education chose 15 states and the District of Columbia as finalists to receive grants from a $4.35 billion fund to improve student performance. Arkansas was not one of the finalists.
|3/4/2010 ||Batesville parents learn to prepare children for kindergarten|
Develop a child's fine motor skills Developing a child's fine motor skills between the ages of 3 and 5 is important. Brain development in the areas that control fine motor skills needs practice, and repetitive activities can help develop these skills.
|3/4/2010 ||Smart Step and Smart Future PD available|
In support of the Smart Step and Smart Future Initiatives, the Arkansas Department of Education will provide long-term professional development for teams of middle and high school level administrators and reading/language arts teachers (Grades 4-12).
|3/4/2010 ||Voters to decide Tuesday on mill increase for new Malvern high school|
Malvern voters will go to the polls Tuesday to decide if the Malvern School District will build a new high school, paid for with 6.9 mill increase in school taxes. The increased millage would increase the annual property tax on a $100,000 home by $138.
|3/3/2010 ||Voting starts early in Greenwood millage election|
Early voting starts Tuesday for the March 9 special election asking Greenwood School District voters for a 2.8-mill property tax increase to build a new elementary school.
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