October 1, 2013–As the Thea Foundation enters its eleventh annual scholarship season, it is pleased to announce the inaugural year of its Fashion Design Scholarship competition. Fashion design will make the sixth scholarship category the Foundation offers graduating seniors in Arkansas, joining visual arts, performing arts, creative writing, film and poetry slam, for a total of $80,000 in scholarships across 30 students. For more information, visit www.theafoundation.org/scholarships or call 501.379.9512.Full Story →
Registration is open for the Arkansas School Boards Association 2013 Annual Conference. This year’s theme is “Student Focused Leadership: Educating the Whole Child.” The conference will be held December 11-13, 2013, at the Marriott Hotel and Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.
The registration fee is $275 through November 19. After November 19, the registration fee is $300. The fee includes the general sessions and breakout sessions December 11-13; continental breakfast, refreshments, Exhibit Hall and the Awards Luncheon on December 12; ...Full Story →
September 18, 2013 – Governor Mike Beebe recognized the top four finalists for Arkansas Teacher of the Year at an event Monday at the Capitol.Full Story →
Students in the Drew Central School District are having breakfast in their classrooms thanks to a grant from “No Kid Hungry.”
Tiffany Barnard, child nutrition director, said students and teachers love the program.
According to No Kid Hungry, U.S. teachers with hungry students report spending nearly $40 a month of their own money to feed them. Research indicates students who don’t eat breakfast learn less, have more behavior problems and go to the school nurse more often.
Barnard said her district had seen ...Full Story →
August 27, 2013–Ellen Smith Elementary School in Conway has earned national recognition under the U.S. Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon Schools Program. The national program recognizes public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students perform at high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students’ academic achievement.
District Superintendent Greg Murry said the award reflects the work of teachers, students and ...Full Story →