In its Wednesday COVID update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 2,426 new cases; 16,533 active cases; 884 hospitalized, which is up 15 from Tuesday; 142 on ventilators, which is up 1 from Tuesday; deaths added today, 46, for a total of 4,985.
In its Monday COVID update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 1,226 new cases; 16,665 active cases; 889 hospitalized, which is down 24 from Sunday; 146 on ventilators, which is down 2 from Sunday; deaths added today, 27, for a total of 4,895.
Governor Hutchinson has proclaimed the week of February 1-5, 2021 as National School Counselor Week in Arkansas. For more information: http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4657
In its Wednesday COVID update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 1,777 new cases; 17,686 active cases; 1,029 hospitalized, which is down 66 from Tuesday; 157 on ventilators, which is down 19 from Tuesday; deaths added today, 52, for a total of 4,742.
DESE announces the Coordinated School Health (CSH) third quarterly meeting, to be held Wednesday, February 3. For details: http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4652
DESE recently launched a new version of its website. It is anticipated that the new site, which was built internally by the department’s Office of Information Technology, will save the state $50,000 in its first year. https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/
To assist with 20-21 school year planning/ programming, DESE has developed a new Digital Learning webpage. The updates & revisions support the next steps to provide students quality digital learning options. For details: http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4648
DESE released a Abbreviated 2020 School Report Card on January 19. Because of disruptive events in 19-20, some items typically included in accountability and reporting are not available. For details: http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4645
Below are district vacancies posted on the AAEA Job Board for the week of January 11 - 16, 2021.
Scholarships are available! Check out http://theaaea.org under the Menu tab.
In its Thursday COVID update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 2,491 new cases; 24,740 active cases; 1,295 hospitalized, which is down 67 from Wednesday; 241 on ventilators, which is down 14 from Wednesday; deaths added today, 42, for a total of 4,228.
DESE Releases 2020-21 Preliminary ESSER II Allocations. For details: http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4638
DESE will be providing a CARES Act *ESSER II Funds* Webinar January 19, 2021, 12:00 p.m. Details in Commissioner's Memo COM-21-065. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4637
Governor Hutchinson will provide an update to media today 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, Division of Career and Technical Education is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 State Start-Up Awardees. The list of each awardee by school district, program of study, and grant award amount is at this link: https://dcte.ade.arkansas.gov/Page/FundingAndAccountability
DESE releases information on school employee COVID leave. For details: http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4632
Watch this afternoon's COVID-19 update by Governor Hutchinson here: https://www.myarkansaspbs.org/arcan/events/archived_events_folder/january_5_coivd-19_update_by_governor_asa_hutchinson
Governor Hutchinson will provide an update to media today at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. Vaccine distribution and hospitalizations will also be discussed. The news conference will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/c/GovernorAsaHutchinson/live
During today's COVID update, Secretary Key reported an additional $558M in federal relief aid to K-12. Key's remarks start at the 25:02 minute mark. https://www.myarkansaspbs.org/arcan/events/archived_events_folder/december_29_covid-19_update_by_governor_asa_hutchinson
Arkansas minimum wage rate increasing to $11.00 per hour effective January 1, 2021.