Arkansas

Arkansas to Focus on Homeless Students

Ginny Monk reports for Arkansas Online that state education officials who work with homeless children say Arkansas’ ESSA plan—which “will rank schools on a variety of factors, including absenteeism”—will “help identify needs and keep more students in school,” including children without stable housing, who “are...

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Arkansas Deploys State School Scoring System

Kaitlyn Rigdon reports for the El Dorado News-Times that the Arkansas Department of Education has released letter grades for the 2016-2017 school year, which are based on the state’s ESSA plan “School Index,” which “is comprised of multiple indicators, including achievement, growth rate, graduation rate,...

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Emergency A-F Rules in Arkansas

According to Arkansas Online, emergency rules for the state’s new A-F grading system recently received approval from the Arkansas Board of Education and will soon be presented to a legislative subcommittee. The “Arkansas Department of Education staff sought to revise the A-F school grading system...

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State Plan Submissions and Drafts

Approved State Plans Alabama: Final Plan Approved (5/7/18) Alaska: Final Plan Approved (5/16/18) Arizona: Final Plan Approved (9/6/17) Arkansas: Final Plan Approved (1/16/18) Colorado: Final Plan Approved (5/7/18) Connecticut: Final Plan Approved (8/15/17) Delaware: Final Plan Approved (8/2/17) District of Columbia: Final Plan Approved (8/28/17) Georgia:...

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AR Dept. of Education Continues Stakeholder Meetings

As part of its ongoing stakeholder meetings, the Arkansas Dept. of Education “will study the feedback, find points of consensus and work to narrow the focus into criteria that can be measured.” A draft of the state’s plan is expected to be ready for public...

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