Arkansas

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 Arizona: Final Plan Approved (9/6/17) Arkansas: Final Plan Approved (1/16/18) Connecticut: Final Plan Approved (8/15/17) Delaware: Final Plan Approved (8/2/17) District of Columbia: Final Plan Approved (8/28/17) Georgia: Final Plan Approved (1/19/18) Hawaii: Final Plan Approved (1/19/18) Idaho: Final Plan Approved (4/3/18) Illinois: Final...

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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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State Leaders Assemble Stakeholder Group

The State Board of Education and Education Commissioner Johnny Key assembled a stakeholder group to help select a consultant that will work to increase collaboration and coordination among traditional public schools and charter schools. One of their first tasks will be to define a “high-quality school,” which...

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