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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 06:07:00

Little Rock Central back on top of National Merit semi-finalist list for Arkansas

The annual list of National Merit Scholarship competition semi-finalists is out. Little Rock Central High is back on top with 24 of the 150 in Arkansas, or nearly one in every six.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 06:51:00

Little Rock school district adopts a staff dress code; some grumble

The Little Rock School District has adopted a new staff dress code. But it won't take effect until next school year, after some union objections to the original proposal from new Superintendent Dexter Suggs.

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Monday, September 2, 2013 - 16:19:00

The smoked meat open line

It's Labor Day isn't it? Time to fire up the smoker.

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 06:54:00

UPDATE: New superintendent sets 'imperatives' for Little Rock School District

One more item related to Dr. Dexter Suggs, the new Little Rock school superintendent. The School District's public relations office distributed the following about a district meeting Monday that articulates his broader ideas about the school.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 06:17:00

20-year-old says he'll run for LR School Board

I received this note overnight from Shaun Gains, who said he's 20 and attended Hall High School: For over a year I have been having a conversation with concerned citizens, parents, and educators in the LRSD.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 22:23:49

Shooter hits Parkview bus with airgun pellets; one injured

LRSD tells parents that shooter armed with airgun fired on bus carrying Parkview High School students this afternoon.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 19:58:00

Little Rock School Board names Dexter Suggs new superintendent

Tonight, the LRSD Board voted 6-1 to hire Dr. Dexter Suggs Sr., currently chief of staff for Indianapolis public schools, as its next superintendent.

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013 - 09:34:00

LRSD "meet and greet" with Milton

Little Rock School District superintendent candidate Dr. Walter Milton will take part in a "meet and greet" at 12:30 p.m. today in the district administration building at 810 W. Markham St.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 09:50:14

More on Milton and the LRSD

Parent receives message from Milton wanting to talk.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 18:15:00

School board members question selection of Milton

Emails exchanged last week between members of the Little Rock School Board and the consultants it hired to find a superintendent, McPherson and Jacobson, indicate that at least a couple of board members were unhappy that the search firm had suggested Dr. Walter Milton.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 12:23:46

Little Rock School Board sics lawyer on Facebook page

Blog commenters have mentioned creation of a Facebook page to follow the search for a new school superintendent.

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 07:14:33

Little Rock School Board meets Monday to pick superintendent finalists

The Little Rock School Board meets Monday afternoon to narrow applicants for the school superintendent's job to to finalists.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 09:36:50

Poor vetting of school candidate: Has LRSD noticed?

I linked yesterday to a Wisconsin news article about the withdrawal of an Illinois school superintendent, Walter Milton Jr., from a search for a new leader in Madison.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 08:52:17

LR superintendent candidate withdraws from Wisconsin job search

Walter Milton Jr., school superintendent in Springfield, Ill., and one of the finalists disclosed yesterday in the search for a new Little Rock School District superintendent, has withdrawn from a job search in Madison, Wisc. Report from the Wisconsin State Journal: Walter Milton Jr. pulled his name from consideration for the Madison School District's superintendent job Tuesday evening, according to a statement the Madison School Board provided to the State Journal.The decision comes amid questions about parts of Milton's background and how much the board knew about them before naming him Sunday as one of two finalists for the job.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 08:45:21

Backpack notes: OK with guns?

Little Rock School District parents were surprised in a few cases yesterday at notes that came home in elementary student backpacks.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 16:34:00

UPDATE: McClellan faculty protest principal's transfer

On the agenda at today’s Little Rock School Board meeting is the imminent transfer of McClellan Magnet High School's interim principal, Clausey Myton, to Hamilton Learning Academy.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 12:07:42

LR School Board member Michael Peterson dies

School board member-elect Michael Peterson found dead.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 11:29:53

Three more candidates have filed for LR School Board

The Pulaski clerk's office reports that three more candidates submitted petitions this morning to file for Little Rock School Board, including Zone 7 incumbent Dianne Curry.

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012 - 11:14:10

School board filing deadline draws near

The deadline is noon Tuesday for filing for school board seats and two are still wide open in the Little Rock School District.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 06:40:43

Holmes: Little Rock principal reassignments to stand

Little Rock School Superintendent Morris Holmes has told the School Board he won't consider the reassignment of school principals that prompted some protest from parents.

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