Arkansas Education

Education
10:18 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Bill To Let Districts Count Home Schooled Dies In House Committee

Credit flickr.com

Small school districts teetering on the edge of 350 students won’t be able to count home schoolers as a way to avoid school district consolidation.
 

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Jeb Bush Coming To Little Rock
12:00 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush To Come To Arkansas

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush
Credit politico.com

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who is considered a possible candidate for President in 2016, is the headliner of the School Choice reform rally and summit on Tuesday.

In conjunction with National School Choice Week, activists are pushing for a policy reform on the state’s education system.

Laurie Lee is the Executive Director of the Arkansas Reform Alliance said Arkansas can learn from Florida’s education system which Jeb Bush implemented.

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Local & Regional News
12:19 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Session To Train Arkansans To Respond To Mass Shootings

Ed Monk, co-owner of Last Resort Firearms Training, speaks to a group Tuesday night. Photo: Maggie Carroll

The owner of a central Arkansas gun range is hoping to educate people on how to respond if they find themselves in a mass shooting.

Retired Army Lt. Colonel and former high school teacher Ed Monk hosted the free presentation.

Speaking to a small group of concerned citizens, including those who own guns and those who don't, he spoke about people needing to prepare themselves in the event of a shooting in a place like a school or church.

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Little Rock Students At President's Inauguration
12:00 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Little Rock's Central High Band To Perform At Pres. Inauguration

The Central High Band practices for the inauguration.
Credit Photo: Kezia Nanda

Little Rock’s Central High School marching band is getting geared up to take part in President Barack Obama’s inaugural parade in Washington, D.C.

But with a week and a half to go, they are still working to raise money for the trip.

You can listen to KUAR’s Kezia Nanda’s report above.

"The Battle Hymn of the Republic" is what the band will play at the inauguration on Monday, Jan. 21.

Central was the only school in Arkansas chosen to take part at the ceremony, marking the start of President Obama’s second term.

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Early Childhood Education
10:57 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Program Helps Arkansas Child Care Providers Promote Social-Emotional Development

In the work-driven, hectic world many modern families find themselves in, children are often placed in child care, where parents hope their needs will be adequately met.

But the reality is it isn't always easy for child care providers to deal with the disruptive behavior of some of the students and have complete control of the classroom.

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Local & Regional News
12:00 am
Wed December 12, 2012

ASU Selects New Football Coach

Arkansas State's Football Field
Credit flickr / jimmy emerson

The campus of Arkansas State University is abuzz with the announcement of new head football coach Brian Harsin. Administrators held a press conference today in Jonesboro where Harsin laid out his plan to continue the recent success of the program. "I know that it's not just the football team. It's not just the university. It's an entire community that backs and makes all of this work. And support is what's tremendous and what's huge in continuing to get better and better," said Harsin.

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Kindergarten Teacher Is Named Teacher Of The Year
12:00 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Alexia Weimer Newly Named Arkansas' Teacher Of The Year

Alexia Weimer (in the middle)
Credit Photo: Kezia Nanda

Arkansas’ 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year was honored on Wednesday during a ceremony at the state Capitol.

KUAR’s Kezia Nanda was there. You can listen to her report above.

Alexia (Ali) Weimer was chosen by the state’s Teacher of the Year Selection Committee.

She teaches kindergarten at the Avondale Elementary School in the East Arkansas town of Marion. 

Kim Wilson won 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year and serves on the committee.

She says Weimer deserves the honor.

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Angela Davis in Arkansas
12:03 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Activist Angela Davis Offers Ideas For Overhaul Of Ark. Prison System

Angela Davis at UALR
Credit Malcolm Glover

On Thursday evening, crowds of people stood in long lines and later packed into the University Theatre on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to hear a lecture by longtime social activist, author, and educator Dr. Angela Davis.

Davis was in Little Rock to support new research efforts by members of UALR’s Institute on Race and Ethnicity. The institute has assembled a diverse group of people throughout the state who are all dedicated to making constructive changes to Arkansas’s criminal justice system.

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LRU Alumni
10:26 pm
Mon September 26, 2011

Little Rock University Alumni Come Back To UALR

Alfred Williams at KUAR studio.
Credit Malcolm Glover

State-of-the-art science facilities, new dorms, and the construction of a $13 million student services center are just some of the noteworthy changes on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

For over 80 years, the institution’s alumni have witnessed similar transformations and some of them will return to UALR this weekend to reconnect with former classmates, remember shared experiences, and reunite with an Alma matter that once carried a different name.

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music education
11:10 pm
Tue July 28, 2009

The Pied Piper of Arkansas

William “Woodpecker” Worden at the Little Rock Farmer's Market.
Credit Malcolm Glover

William "Woodpecker" Worden is a modern-day Pied Piper, but instead of leading local children astray, his flute playing and music mentoring helps many youngsters realize their untapped potential.

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