Watch Gov. Hutchinson's COVID-19 update LIVE today at 1:30 p.m. here: https://www.youtube.com/c/GovernorAsaHutchinson/live
Watch this afternoon's COVID-19 update by Governor Hutchinson here: https://www.myarkansaspbs.org/arcan/events/live_events_folder/march_20_covid-19_update_from_governor_hutchinson
Secretary Key states that DESE will request a federal waiver to cancel ACT Aspire testing this spring.
Additional COVID-19 updates: Two additional counties with cases - Benton and Greene, 8 of the 96 cases are children, and three long-term care facilities with cases.
Governor Hutchinson announces 96 cases of COVID-19 in our state. Up from 62 reported yesterday.
Governor Hutchinson and Dr. Nathaniel Smith, Secretary of the AR Dept.of Health, will provide an update to media this afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The news conference will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/c/GovernorAsaHutchinson/live
With schools dismissed through April 17, DESE is expanding the use of AMI days during this additional 3-week period, which will begin after Spring Break next week. The 10-day limit on AMI days is waived, with DESE automatically approving the additional 15 days for each district.
President Trump Signs Coronavirus Bill With Provisions on Paid Leave, Student Meals. http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2020/03/coronavirus-bill-paid-leave-school-closures-student-meals-trump.html
Watch this afternoon's COVID-19 update by Governor Hutchinson here: https://www.myarkansaspbs.org/arcan/events/live_events_folder/march_19_governor_hutchinson_covid-19_update
Secretary Key announces that DESE is looking at all options in regards to state testing, is currently involved in discussions with the USDOE, and an decision regarding testing in AR schools will come in the near future.
Commissioner's Memo LS-20-089 containing guidance for schools regarding COVID-19 has again been re-released with updates. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4328
Governor Hutchinson announces that K-12 public schools in Arkansas will stay closed through April 17.
Commissioner's Memo LIC-20-031 - APPEL Program Application Process: UPDATE due to COVID-19. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4355
Watch Gov. Hutchinson's COVID-19 update LIVE on Arkansas PBS today at 2:30 p.m. https://www.myarkansaspbs.org/arcan
Governor Hutchinson has announced that the state will increase reimbursement for child-care voucher providers who care for children who receive federal child-care assistance and that remain open through March 27.
Governor Hutchinson Announces Relief for Businesses, Child-Care Providers To Ease COVID-19 Impact. https://governor.arkansas.gov/news-media/press-releases/governor-hutchinson-announces-relief-for-businesses-child-care-providers-to-ease-covid-19-impact
Watch this afternoon's COVID-19 update by Governor Hutchinson here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw3WjhURu4o
Governor Hutchinson will provide an update to media this afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The news conference will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/c/GovernorAsaHutchinson/live
The ADE web page dedicated to COVID-19 news includes a section on Special Education. Scroll down to "Considerations for Special Education Instruction." http://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/divisions/communications/covid-19-information
Arkansas Children/s Hospital has a web page dedicated to COVID-19 with regular updates. https://www.archildrens.org/coronavirus