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Panel tweaks proposal for alternative schools

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

In a special meeting last week, the state Board of Education approved a second public-comment period for a proposed system of assigning A-F letter grades to public schools.

The grading...

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Prison-building on tap for General Assembly

Jul 24, 2014 10:55pm

LITTLE ROCK — To build or not to build?

That’s a question the next governor and General Assembly will face in considering how to address the state’s prison overcrowding problem. State...

David Sanders said he will file a bill in the 2015 session to authorize application for an “innovation waiver.”

Senator to pursue new waiver for health care innovation

Jul 17, 2014 10:35am

A state senator says he plans to file legislation next year that would authorize Arkansas to seek a federal waiver to allow innovations on health care coverage that could go far beyond what the...

Review sought for academic-distress rules for alternative schools

Jul 17, 2014 10:33am

The state Board of Education on Thursday approved academic-distress status for 26 Arkansas schools but chose to postpone a decision on six alternative schools, saying accountability standards for...

Legalized marijuana push falls short

Jul 10, 2014 4:54pm

Supporters of legalized medical marijuana in Arkansas said Monday they lacked enough signatures to make the November election ballot, but plan to try again in 2016.

“We got about 80 percent...

Teachers give low marks to parts of insurance plan

Jul 10, 2014 4:43pm

Organizations that lobby on behalf of Arkansas public school teachers say they are glad the Legislature and the governor took up the issue of rising health insurance costs in last week’s special...

Avoid being bait for phishing

Jul 10, 2014 4:14pm

Online retailer and merchant eBay recently announced that personal information including email addresses of more than 145 million users had been stolen from the company’s databases in a...

Class set on mapping cemeteries

Jul 10, 2014 4:51pm

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program and the Arkansas Archeological Survey will host a free cemetery mapping workshop at Oak Grove Cemetery near Winchester in Drew County on Saturday, July...

Auto recalls spur questions on process

Jul 10, 2014 4:51pm

Motorists depend on reliable and safe vehicles to get them where they are going, so a recent wave of vehicle recalls may lead to questions about the recall process or the safety of certain...

History group seeks nominations

Jul 10, 2014 4:49pm

The Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas will present the Arkansas Preservation Awards at a ceremony and dinner on January 9, 2015. The awards will honor great preservation achievements,...

Guidelines help folks to swim safely

Jul 10, 2014 4:46pm

The Arkansas Department of Health recommends that swimmers take steps to stay healthy and safe by being aware of recreational water illnesses — germs that are spread by swallowing, having contact...

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