This week the Little Rock School District has been presenting plans for “High Ability" and a "STEM" (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Academy for middle and elementary students.
The plans would revamp the Geyer Springs Elementary and Forrest Heights Middle schools and allow gifted students from throughout the district to apply. Though plans have not yet been finalized, district officials have been answering questions from teachers and parents whose children may be affected by the changes.
While all coastal cities face real trouble, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development says Miami is the most vulnerable in its assessment of threats to 50 major cities worldwide. Parts of Miami will be permanently flooded in as few as 15 years.
KUAR will air Ties That Bind: A StoryCorps 10th Anniversary Special this Thanksgiving Day, November 28 at 2 p.m in place of the second hour of Here and Now and again at 9 p.m. after Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour.
Ties That Bind takes a look at StoryCorps' past 10 years with its creator Dave Isay, NPR's Scott Simon and some of the program's most memorable participants just in time for the National Day of Listening.
Lawmakers are trying to figure out how Arkansas' prison system can carry out death sentences.
The House and Senate Judiciary Committees took up the matter when they met Tuesday in Little Rock.
The state hasn't executed a death row inmate since 2005, and that isn't expected to change anytime soon.
Arkansas' prison system has said it plans to rewrite its lethal injection protocol to include a different drug or drugs and some of the state's more than 35 death row inmates are challenging Arkansas' new execution law in court.
Lawmakers want to hear from the head of a state board that voted this year to allow more than a dozen Arkansas school districts to continue using teachers, administrators and other staff as armed guards.
Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, which met jointly with the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
Hutchinson said the head of the Arkansas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies was supposed to meet with the committees on Tuesday. But that board's chairman, Ralph Sims, missed the meeting.