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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 09:22:00

Clinton public schools briefly on lockdown after threat made

Clinton public schools in Van Buren County were briefly on lockdown as a "precautionary measure" this morning after a threat was made against the Clinton School District.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 11:30:00

American Atheists warn Arkansas school superintendents to reject classroom 'In God We Trust' displays

The New Jersey-based American Atheists society has issued a letter to over 260 superintendents across the state, warning them that the group is ready to file suit in federal court if they comply with a new Arkansas law that requires framed copies of the phrase "In God We Trust" to be displayed in every Arkansas public school classroom.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 15:35:00

At 'school choice' rally, Lt. Gov. Griffin voices support for voucher bill

"The lovers of Mr. Status Quo ... are going to do everything they can to kill it," Griffin warned the crowd today.

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 06:59:00

State Board of Education drops votes to stop charter school review

More fallout from the strange decision to call a special state Board of Education meeting today with an agenda that includes motions to rescind earlier decisions to review staff recommendations to approve  eStem and Lisa Academy charter school expansions in Little Rock.The big news appear to be that the rescission votes will not take place after all.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 09:01:00

Jacksonville voters approve millage for new school district

Voters said yes to a 7.6 mill increase to property taxes that will pay for new facilities in the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District.The vote was 55 - 45.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 10:29:00

Russellville High wiseacres in hot water over yearbook quotes

Parental and administrative outrage in Russellville was cranked to 11 after the Russellville High School yearbooks came out recently. Only then was it discovered that the Senior photos of several upperclassmen were paired with inspirational quotes that went a bit beyond your average excerpt from Albert Einstein or Oprah Winfrey.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 10:29:00

B-I-N-G-O spells drama at Conway High School

An official with the Conway School District says the district has "regrets" about a game among teachers at Conway High in which an educator made and distributed bingo cards with each square representing an aspect of a student's physical appearance.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 21:20:00

Controversy in Waldron over school Confederate flag ban

Students in the Scott County town of Waldron paraded pickups flying the Confederate battle flag past Waldron High School this week in response to a ban on the flag on school property. School superintendent Gary Wayman, citing complaints, has asked students to remove Confederate flags from their trucks while parked on school property.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 09:56:00

Teacher speaks out about her resignation over bullying response at Mayflower H.S.

A former science teacher at Mayflower High School has spoken to KATV Channel 7 about her resignation from the school three weeks ago due to the way administrators handled information she'd provided them about bullying at the school. Misty Nix said that a survey she conducted uncovered alarming information about bullying, including students who were "secret cutting" over being made fun of, and one student who talked about a desire to commit suicide. Nix said she was told by administrators to cancel the project and her data was taken by a vice principal at the school, and resigned after she learned she was being called into a disciplinary meeting with school officials.

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 06:54:00

Race and class in America: There is NOT a shared experience

Wonkblog is a regular source of fresh ways of looking at big political themes of the day.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 06:56:29

McCance protest in Pleasant Plains

Protests at the Midland School District in Pleasant Plains are on for today, with organizers saying they plan to keep returning to the school for further protests until controversial board member Clint McCance resigns.

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010 - 11:30:36

School board filings begin

Filed so far at the Pulaski County Clerk's Office: Danny Gililland for re-election to Position 5 on the Pulaski County School Board (one of board members that a petition drive seeks to unseat), and Dorothy Williams, for re-election to Zone 1 on the North Little Rock School Board.

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