Education News

    LRSD to end Reading Recovery Program

    6:53 PM, Feb 24, 2014

    The Little Rock School District is ending a longtime reading program for struggling elementary students and parents aren't happy about it.

    Official: Ark. medical school would need 3 years

    3:14 PM, Feb 23, 2014

    Health officials say a proposed medical school in Fort Smith would need three years before becoming financially self-supporting.

    Trumann man pleads guilty to Caraway school attack

    3:27 PM, Feb 22, 2014

    A Trumann man has been sentenced to five years' probation after pleading guilty to attacking three students at an elementary school in Caraway in 2012.

    DonorsChoose.org benefitting local teachers and students

    6:49 PM, Feb 21, 2014

    Pencils, erasers and crayons are school supplies you expect to see in an elementary school classroom, but with budget cuts, some students won't have them unless they're donated.

    Officials vote to ban e-cigarettes on UCA campus

    2:30 PM, Feb 21, 2014

    Officials at UCA voted Friday on to ban e-cigarettes on campus.

    Teachers vote on spring break make-up

    5:39 PM, Feb 19, 2014

    All kids enjoy snow days, but many of them probably don't want to pay the price.

    Little Rock gets funding for homicide study

    2:40 PM, Feb 17, 2014

    A University of Arkansas at Little Rock researcher will receive funding from the National Institute of Justice to study which residents are at greatest risk of becoming a homicide victim.

    LRSD board votes yes to turn Geyer Springs Elementary into school for talented & gifted

    10:41 PM, Feb 13, 2014

    The Little Rock School District board voted Thursday on whether to turn Geyer Springs Elementary School into an academy only for gifted and talented children.

    New interactive classroom resource gets students moving

    5:24 PM, Feb 13, 2014

    Arkansas Children's Hospital and the Blue & You Foundation For A Healthier Arkansas announced today, at Little Rock Bale Elementary School, a co-sponsorship of GoNoodle for elementary schools in Arkansas.

    Archery hitting high school targets

    6:50 PM, Feb 11, 2014

    Sports heroes usually hail from major sports we see on T.V., but here in Arkansas, we see things a little differently.

    Complaint over possible creationism class

    6:42 PM, Feb 11, 2014

    Two Arkansas charter schools are under fire for allegedly violating the U.S. Constitution.

    Arkansas students improve on Advanced Placement exams

    4:00 PM, Feb 11, 2014

    Arkansas students have shown continued improvement in scores on Advanced Placement exams.

    Bryant voters to decide on school millage hike while Searcy votes on sales tax

    10:32 PM, Feb 10, 2014

    Voting is taking place on Tuesday in Bryant and Searcy.

    Arkansas lawmaker calls for Common Core delay

    2:29 PM, Feb 10, 2014

    A Republican lawmaker is proposing that Arkansas delay its implementation of a set of uniform benchmarks for reading, writing and mathematics that have been fully adopted in most states.

    Multiple ACT, LSAT testing centers closed due to weather

    10:52 PM, Feb 7, 2014

    The following testing centers are closed due to inclement weather:

    Schools dismiss early Friday in preparation for weather

    6:01 PM, Feb 7, 2014

    For fear of driving on the roads, several schools decided to let out early Friday to keep the students safe.

    Police: School security guard finds gun in teen's sock

    5:42 PM, Feb 7, 2014

    An 18-year-old has been arrested after a school security guard said they found a gun on him.

    Black History in Arkansas: Sue Cowan Williams

    4:43 PM, Feb 7, 2014

    Amongst all of the buildings in the Little Rock area named after major figures in Arkansas history stands the Sue Cowan Williams Library, named after a woman who took a stand against unequal pay between white and black teachers.

    ACT tests cancelled in Pulaski County Saturday

    2:44 PM, Feb 7, 2014

    ACT tests for students in Pulaski County are cancelled Saturday due to possible winter weather.

    Update: ASU cites study in advocating medical school

    12:44 PM, Feb 5, 2014

    Arkansas State University says a feasibility study it commissioned has confirmed that the northeast Arkansas region needs a medical school.

    Bus carrying FSU track team slides off Arkansas road

    8:05 PM, Feb 2, 2014

    A bus carrying members of Florida State University's track and field team has slid off a state highway in northwest Arkansas, but no one is injured.

    Parents rally against common core

    8:35 PM, Feb 1, 2014

    A group of parents banding gather on the steps of the capitol to rally against common core Saturday.

    Michigan State student, 20, dies after shooting

    4:11 PM, Feb 1, 2014

    One of two Michigan State University students shot in their apartment near campus Friday night has died, police said.

    UAPB, Pine Bluff Arsenal to collaborate for Black History Program

    5:06 PM, Jan 30, 2014

    The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) has collaborated with the Pine Bluff Arsenal to present a Black History program Thursday, February 13 at 11:00 a.m.

    Schools prepare for Common Core Assessment

    10:39 PM, Jan 29, 2014

    The Common Core Assessment begins this year for some Arkansas schools.

    Popular guitar company helps students rock out

    10:16 PM, Jan 29, 2014

    An Arkansas school is rocking out!

    Beebe student wins essay competition and trip to Washington D.C.

    7:11 PM, Jan 28, 2014

    Just days ago, Jessica Kloss received a phone call from Congressman Tim Griffin.

    Drop in required remediation classes in Arkansas

    5:46 PM, Jan 27, 2014

    According to the Arkansas Department of Education, new data shows the number of students not academically prepared for college is growing smaller.

    LRSD opens enrollment for August 2014

    5:46 PM, Jan 27, 2014

    The Little Rock School District opened early enrollment for the 2014 school year on Monday.

    'School Choice Week' begins in Arkansas

    3:13 PM, Jan 27, 2014

    This week is School Choice Week in Arkansas and across the country. More than 30 events are planned across the Natural State, in addition to 5,500 events nationwide.