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  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Lawmakers are turning to the Arkansas A Plus program for hope in our children's education.

    House Bill 1689 is being headed up by James McLean; it includes 5 years, $2 million dollars, and 15 new "artsy" curricula in Arkansas' schools. It will be a pilot model, with research to monitor the progress.

    It's in the beginning stages but moving quickly. McLean and Paul Leopoulos, Director of Thea Foundation, don't see many cons in this new bill.

    McLean hopes to have the pilot program created, as well as the appropriation bill next week. He said the goal is to have the bill wrapped up, through the senate, and on the Governor's desk by the end of the legislation session.

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