The AAEA
DESE Continues the #ARKidsCanCode Enrollment Contest for the 2020-2021 School Year. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4433
41 minutes ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Arkansas Ready for Learning Assessment Options: http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4434
about 13 hours ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Today DESE announced the Arkansas Ready for Learning Model. Visit the Ready for Learning webpage here: http://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/divisions/communications/arkansas-ready-for-learning
about 13 hours ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
about 13 hours ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson will provide an update to media this Thursday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
about 23 hours ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
1 day ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson will hold a news conference at 1:00 today to discuss the unified law enforcement response to protect peaceful protests and last night’s law enforcement work today at 1 p.m. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/c/GovernorAsaHutchinson/live
2 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson will provide an update to media this Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
2 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The CARES Act Steering Committee, created by Governor Hutchinson to recommend the best use of federal COVID-19 aid, will meet virtually at 4 p.m. today. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/c/GovernorAsaHutchinson/live
2 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
3 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson will provide an update to media this Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
3 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
DESE will provide a webinar this Thursday, June 4 at 10:00 a.m. to overview plans and resources for Re-Entry and Re-Engagement to onsite learning. Arkansas’s plan will be outlined as a Ready for Learning Model. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4425
4 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
4 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
TIME CORRECTION: Governor Hutchinson will provide an update to media this Monday afternoon at 1:00 from Rogers regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
4 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson will provide an update to media this Monday afternoon at 1:30 from Rogers regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
4 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson will provide an update to media this Friday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
7 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
7 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson will provide an update to media this Thursday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
8 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
9 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson will provide an update to media this Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 in Jonesboro regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
9 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
10 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson will provide an update to media this Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
10 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The CARES Act Steering Committee, created by Gov. Hutchinson to recommend the best use of federal aid during the COVID-19 pandemic, will meet virtually at 4:00 p.m. today. Watch here: https://youtu.be/JHbHw5lOo6U
10 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
DESE Seeks Input on Proposed Waiver to Law that Limits Participation on Alternate Assessments. Deadline to submit written comments is June 12. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4421
11 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
DESE releases 2020-2021 Final Testing Calendar. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4422
11 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
14 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson will provide an update to media this Friday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
14 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
15 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
In partnership with the Teacher Leader Advisory Group, DESE is providing a COVID-19 Teacher Support Hotline. For more information: http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4416
15 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson releases guidance for community and school team sports effective June 1.
15 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson will provide an update to media this Thursday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
15 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
This flowchart will assist school districts in responding to COVID-19 related questions: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dRAIj_FIX3VxB92c8wmGp1yHIY2vm1AI/view?usp=sharing

15 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Summer Day Camp (including band camps) Guidance - Released May 18, 2020 https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/images/uploads/pdf/directive_covid_summer_day_camps.pdf

15 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
State reports 5 more virus deaths; record testing as cases top 5,000. Guidance for allowing team sports and summer camps to begin will be released on Thursday.
16 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Join us for the 2020 AASEA Special Education Conference without leaving your home or office. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this half-day conference will be held VIRTUALLY on Monday, June 8. Click the link to register now! https://www.theaaea.org/article/243183?org=aaea
16 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The CARES Act Steering Committee, created by Gov. Hutchinson to recommend the best use of federal aid during the COVID-19 pandemic, will meet virtually at 4:00 p.m. today. You can watch here: https://youtu.be/ar3A92cTFbA
16 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
17 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson will provide an update to media this Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
17 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ADE is transforming this year's Summit to a virtual event. The conference is scheduled for June 16-18. For additional information: http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4414
18 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
18 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Nationwide waivers have been approved to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to COVID-19. These waiver extensions apply to the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4412
18 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson will provide an update to media this Monday afternoon at 1:30 from Forrest City regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
18 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
21 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Preliminary school district allocations awarded under the CARES Act, ESSER Funds are now posted to the Arkansas Department of Education, DESE website at: http://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/divisions/fiscal-and-administrative-services/lea-federal-funding/allocations.
21 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson will provide an update to media this Friday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
21 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
22 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson will provide an update to media this Thursday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
22 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
23 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
DESE will provide a webinar on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. to overview the CARES Act – Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds. For additional information: http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4409
23 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson will provide an update to media this Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
23 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The CARES Act Steering Committee created by Gov. Hutchinson to recommend the best use of federal aid during the COVID-19 pandemic will meet virtually today at 4:00 p.m. This meeting will be will be live streamed here: https://youtu.be/2J_gO0rT2ps
23 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
24 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson announced today that a decision on when and how team sports and summer camps may begin will be made on May 20.
24 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson will provide an update to media this Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
24 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Updated Zoom Link for LIC-20-013 - Recruiting and Retaining High Quality Educators. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4405
24 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
25 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson will provide an update to media this Monday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
25 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
28 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson and Dr. Smith, Secretary of the ADH, will provide an update to media this Friday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
28 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
29 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson will provide an update to media this Thursday afternoon at 1:30 from Texarkana regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
29 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Commissioner's Memo LIC-20-040 regarding Beginning Administrator induction and mentoring support can be accessed here: http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4402
30 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The CARES Act Steering Committee created by Governor Hutchinson to recommend the best use of federal aid during the COVID-19 pandemic will meet virtually at 4:00 p.m. today. This meeting will be live streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgeXcDr7O74&feature=youtu.be
30 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson and Dr. Smith, Secretary of the ADH, will provide an update to media this Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
30 days ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson and Dr. Smith, Secretary of the ADH, will provide an update to media this Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
DESE recently released the Professional Licensure Standards Boards, "Making Ethical and Professional Decisions Daily" presentation. See Commissioner's Memo LIC-20-042 for more information. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4401
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson and Dr. Smith, Secretary of the ADH, will provide an update to media this Monday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson and Dr. Smith, Secretary of the ADH, will provide an update to media this Saturday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
After receiving further guidance from the USDOE, DESE is making slight revisions to Commissioner's Memo FIN-20-042 regarding the CARES funding data. Due date remains May 15. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4398
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Commissioner's Memo LS-20-089 containing guidance for schools regarding COVID-19 has been re-released with an update on attendance, summer school, CARES funding, Students with Disabilities, and more. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4328
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson announced today that restrictions on "teen and youth sports" will remain in place for now and be reconsidered in mid to late May.
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Congrats to the 9 Schools and 2 Districts Selected for 4th Year of Professional Learning Communities at Work® Project! Go to this website and scroll down for a complete list. http://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/divisions/special-projects/professional-learning-communities-in-arkansas
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson and Dr. Smith, Secretary of the ADH, will provide an update to media this Thursday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
DESE has identified a list of approved materials, resources, and curriculum programs that meet the criteria in at least one reading component for K-2 face-to-face literacy programs. For additional details see LS-20-104. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4397
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Commissioner's Memo CTE-20-010 provides information on Perkins waiver. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4399
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
UPDATE: DESE Releases CARES Act Funding Data Request. This data is needed very quickly to finalize CARES funding allocation. Deadline to return: May 15. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4398
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson and Dr. Smith, Secretary of the ADH, will provide an update to media this Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
May 1 is the target date for AR state parks to open to Arkansas residents with self-contained RVs. May 15 is the target date for AR restaurants and food service facilities to open to limited capacity with social distancing enforced.
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson and Dr. Smith, Secretary of the ADH, will provide an update to media this Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
2020-2021 Opportunity Culture Grant Opportunity. Intent to apply due May 12. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4396
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
UPDATE: Any non-traditional graduation plan must be submitted to DESE. The plan will be reviewed, in consultation with the Department of Health, for adherence to established public health guidelines. Plans should be emailed to ADE.HighSchoolGraduation@arkansas.gov.
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Commissioner's Memo LS-20-089 containing guidance for schools regarding COVID-19 has been re-released with an update on graduations. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4328
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson and Dr. Smith, Secretary of the ADH, will provide an update to media this Monday at NOON regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Gov. Hutchinson & Sec. Key announce that no traditional graduation ceremonies will be held in AR until after July 1. This date will be re-evaluated as additional public health data becomes available. Districts can submit requests for non-traditional graduations to DESE.
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Watch Saturday afternoon's COVID-19 update by Governor Hutchinson here. Comments on HS graduation start at 14:45 of the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82H2ZDt10SQ
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson and Dr. Smith, Secretary of the ADH, will provide an update to media this Saturday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson and Dr. Smith, Secretary of the ADH, will provide an update to media this Friday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The fiscal session of the 92nd General Assembly continues today at noon and will livestream on AR-CAN – the Arkansas Citizens Access Network. Coverage will also be broadcast on AR PBS WORLD Channel. https://www.myarkansaspbs.org/arcan
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Watch Thursday afternoon's COVID-19 update by Governor Hutchinson here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q334YKr9h3M
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson and Dr. Smith, Secretary of the ADH, will provide an update to media this Thursday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
EFFECTIVE MONDAY APRIL 27, elective surgeries in Arkansas will resume. Only day surgery at first with no overnight stays. Must be tested for COVID-19 within 48 hours prior to surgery and be symptom free, no underlying conditions and no contact with COVID-19 positive individuals.
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
PowerSchool Enrollment Fast-Track Implementation. Deadline to apply is April 27. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4392
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson will provide updates on re-openings according to this schedule: April 29 - restaurants, April 30 - gyms, May 1 - beauty & barber shops, and May 4 - churches and larger venues.
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Watch Wednesday afternoon's COVID-19 update by Governor Hutchinson here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8GFXc1uI10
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson and Dr. Smith, Secretary of the ADH, will provide an update to media this Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson has created the Governor’s COVID-19 Testing Working Group to make recommendations to expand the capacity and performance of COVID-19 testing in the state. The working group will meet virtually for the first time at 3 p.m. today (Tuesday).
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson and Dr. Smith, Secretary of the ADH, will provide an update to media this Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
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
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Watch Monday afternoon's COVID-19 update by Governor Hutchinson here. 1971 confirmed positives and 42 deaths. https://www.myarkansaspbs.org/arcan/events/archived_events_folder/april_20_covid-19_update_by_governor_asa_hutchinson
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson and Dr. Smith, Secretary of the ADH, will provide an update to media this Monday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
HRS Level 2 BYOD (Bring Your Own Data) Zoom Work Session Scheduled for April 21st. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4388
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
DESE Releases Guidance for Special Education Reporting on Cycle 7 for the 2019-20 School Year. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4389
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Gov. Hutchinson has created the Economic Recovery Task Force to develop an industry-specific strategy and make recommendations for Arkansas’s economic recovery from the effects of COVID-19. AAEA Executive Director Dr. Richard Abernathy was selected to serve on this Task Force.
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson and Dr. Smith, Secretary of the ADH, will provide an update to media this Thursday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson & Dr. Smith, Secretary of the ADH, will provide an update to media this Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
ADE/DESE has released "The Arkansas Instructional Guidance for Extended Year AMI" to support schools during this time of extended closure of onsite instruction due to public health concerns. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4386
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
US DOE Announces $3 Billion in Emergency Education Block Grants for Governors. https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/secretary-devos-announces-3-billion-emergency-education-block-grants-governors
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson & Dr. Smith, Secretary of the ADH, will provide an update to media this Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Great News! The Arkansas AMI PBS/ADE resources will continue to be provided to schools through May 22, 2020. Be looking for an official announcement today.
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson & Dr. Smith, Secretary of the ADH, will provide an update to media this Monday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The ADE has announced the finalists for the 2020 Arkansas Computer Science Educator of the Year Award. Congratulations to: Sean Gray - Marion SD, Brenda Qualls - Bryant SD, Kimberly Raup - Conway SD, John Mark Russell - Bentonville SD, Lauren Taylor, Dardanelle SD!
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson & Dr. Smith, Secretary of the ADH, will provide an update to media this Friday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Updated Zoom Link for LIC-20-013 Recruiting and Retaining High Quality Educators. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4382
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant Request for Applications. Deadline is May 20. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4380
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Commissioner's Memo LIC-20-038. Employees Hiring & Licensure Exceptions for the 2020-2021 School Year. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4379
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
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
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Register Now for the 2020 School Law VIRTUAL Conference! This year's conference will have an emphasis on mental health. With the current COVID-19 crisis, there is an even bigger need to focus on mental health for our students. https://www.theaaea.org/article/229540?org=aaea
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson & Dr. Smith, Secretary of the ADH, will provide an update to media this Thursday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Guidance for COVID-19 regarding Arkansas’s background check process for certified and classified employees, as well as new hires. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4376
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
2020 ESSA Waivers for federal funds. The waivers addresses 4 key areas. For more information: http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4377
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
DESE releases TESS/LEADS Summative Guidance in Commissioner's Memo LIC-20-034. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4378
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Advanced Placement Updates in Commissioner's Memo LS-20-099. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4375
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson & Dr. Smith, Secretary of the ADH, will provide an update to media this Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Arkansas superintendents working hard taking care of our students in these difficult times.
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Effective today Kroger is limiting the number of people allowed in store to 1 per 120 sq. ft., also hiring more workers at jobs.kroger.com. Also, DILLARDS is closing approximately 200 out of a total of 285 stores. Dillard’s online store remains open currently.
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Gov. Hutchinson will deliver the State of the State address to the 92nd General Assembly today at 12:30. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
On April 6, 2020, DESE requested a waiver from US DOE for federal fund carry-over restrictions, period of availability of funds, Title IV requirements, and the definition of PD. The waiver was tentatively approved on April 7, 2020 with a formal letter of approval expected soon.
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson & Dr. Smith, Secretary of the ADH, will provide an update to media this Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Watch Gov. Hutchinson's Monday afternoon COVID-19 update and announcement of public schools closing for on-site instruction for the remainder of the school year. https://www.myarkansaspbs.org/arcan/events/archived_events_folder/april_6_covid-19_update_by_governor_asa_hutchinson
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson announces that Arkansas public schools will be closed (to in-school instruction) for the remainder of this school year.
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson & Dr. Smith, Secretary of the ADH, will provide an update to media this Monday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
about 1 month ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson & Dr. Smith, Secretary of the ADH, will provide an update to media this Saturday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson & Dr. Smith, Secretary of the ADH, will provide an update to media this Friday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson & Dr. Smith, Secretary of the ADH, will provide an update to media this Thursday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Special Education allocation amounts are available on DESE’s School Funding Website: http://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/divisions/fiscal-and-administrative-services/lea-federal-funding/allocations .
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson has directed that Arkansas State Parks implement “day use” operations only, effective 8 a.m. on Friday, April 3, a decision he made in consultation with Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism Secretary Stacy Hurst.
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson & Dr. Smith, Secretary of the ADH, will provide an update to media this Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJcNdgp2PMEmiqJEoYzqwQ
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson & Dr. Smith, Secretary of the ADH, will provide an update to media this Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/c/GovernorAsaHutchinson/live
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Gov. Hutchinson expects AR to receive $1.25 billion from the coronavirus aid legislation passed by Congress last week for needs such as adding hospital capacity and buying ventilators and protective medical gear.
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
With General Assembly approval, Gov. Hutchinson has allocated an additional $45 million to the $30 million he authorized earlier for personal protective equipment (PPE) & ventilators for health care professionals & first responders as they test/treat COVID-19 patients.
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The final 2019 Arkansas School Performance Report (School Report Card) has been posted at https://myschoolinfo.arkansas.gov/SRC.
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson and Dr. Smith, Secretary of the ADH, will provide an update to media this Monday afternoon regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The news conference will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/c/GovernorAsaHutchinson/live
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Beginning today at 8 a.m., Arkansas PBS will broadcast “Arkansas AMI” – streamlined, curriculum-based programming for the state’s pre-K - 8th grade students – in partnership with DESE in response to mandatory school closures due to COVID-19.
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Commissioner's Memo LS-20-089 containing guidance for schools regarding COVID-19 has been re-released with updates. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4328
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Gov. Asa Hutchinson will speak this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. from the governor's conference room at the state capitol in Little Rock to give an update on the coronavirus. Watch live statewide on Arkansas PBS, or watch online at: https://www.myarkansaspbs.org/arcan
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
DESE has released an AMI document titled, Arkansas Continuing Education Options for PK-12. This document outlines the various options districts should consider at this time. For more information: http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4361
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
AR-CAN – the Arkansas Citizens Access Network – will live-stream the Special Legislative Session of the 92nd General Assembly today beginning at 1 p.m. at the Jack Stephens Arena on the UA Little Rock campus. Watch here: https://www.myarkansaspbs.org/arcan
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson & Dr. Nathaniel Smith, Secretary of the Arkansas Department of Health, will provide an update to media this Thursday afternoon at 2:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. You can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/c/GovernorAsaHutchinson/live
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson announces that special legislative session will start tomorrow (Thursday) at 1:00 p.m.
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson & Dr. Nathaniel Smith, Secretary of the Arkansas Department of Health, will provide an update to media this Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. https://www.youtube.com/c/GovernorAsaHutchinson/live
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
DESE has received tentative approval from the US DOE for a waiver for 2020 assessment, accountability, and reporting. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4359
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson and Dr. Nathaniel Smith, Secretary of the Arkansas Department of Health, will provide an update to media this afternoon at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/c/GovernorAsaHutchinson/live
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Gov. Hutchinson and Dr. Nathaniel Smith, Secretary of the Arkansas Department of Health, will provide an update to media this Monday afternoon at 2:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. You can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/c/GovernorAsaHutchinson/live
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Watch Gov. Hutchinson's COVID-19 update LIVE today at 1:30 p.m. here: https://www.youtube.com/c/GovernorAsaHutchinson/live
2 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Watch Gov. Hutchinson's COVID-19 update LIVE today at 1:30 p.m. here: https://www.youtube.com/c/GovernorAsaHutchinson/live
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Secretary Key states that DESE will request a federal waiver to cancel ACT Aspire testing this spring.
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
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.
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson announces 96 cases of COVID-19 in our state. Up from 62 reported yesterday.
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
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
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
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.
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
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
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
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.
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
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
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson announces that K-12 public schools in Arkansas will stay closed through April 17.
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Commissioner's Memo LIC-20-031 - APPEL Program Application Process: UPDATE due to COVID-19. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4355
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Watch Gov. Hutchinson's COVID-19 update LIVE on Arkansas PBS today at 2:30 p.m. https://www.myarkansaspbs.org/arcan
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
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.
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Watch this afternoon's COVID-19 update by Governor Hutchinson here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw3WjhURu4o
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
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
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
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
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Arkansas Children/s Hospital has a web page dedicated to COVID-19 with regular updates. https://www.archildrens.org/coronavirus
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Watch this morning's press conference by Governor Hutchinson here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-djIT42-k8
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Beginning March 12 through May 15, EBD will provide additional member benefits of 1. No-cost for in-network coronavirus testing (if provider determines testing is necessary) and 2. No prior authorization needed (if CDC guidelines/requirements are followed)..
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Just a reminder that any ADE updates on COVID-19 will be posted on this web page. http://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/divisions/communications/covid-19-information
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson's press conference from Northwest Arkansas this morning. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_ema0pO8F0
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Dr. Nathaniel Smith, Secretary of the Arkansas Department of Health, will provide an update regarding the state's COVID-19 response at 11:15 a.m. today. The news conference will be live-streamed at https://t.co/AFx1Jix9ek
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Capstone Publishing is sharing some of their digital products for student access from home. These resources will be available to all schools who fill out the required form from this link. https://pebblego.com/free-pebblego-capstone-interactive-access-school-closures
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The Arkansas Department of Health continues to provide updates on COVID-19. https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/novel-coronavirus
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Correct link for the press briefing by Governor Hutchinson. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq8lsfoBGQk&t=332s
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Gov. Hutchinson's March 15 COVID-19 update. (starts at 3:15). Includes information on school closings. https://www.youtube.com/c/governorasahutchinson/live
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
BREAKING NEWS: The Arkansas Department of Education in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Health is closing all public schools STATEWIDE starting Tuesday, March 17th until Monday, March 30th. Districts MAY close on Monday, March 16 if they are prepared to do so.
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issues recommendations on school closures. These recommendations, which are available at the following link, are based on science, reports, and by consulting with school health experts: https://bit.ly/39QxCci.
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Commissioner's Memo LS-20-089 containing guidance for schools regarding COVID-19 has again been re-released with updates, including Governor Hutchinson's press conference on Friday, March 13. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4328
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Commissioner's Memo FT-20-006 has information for school districts regarding the reporting of unused or underutilized public school facilities. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4349
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Commissioner's Memo LS-20-089 containing guidance for schools regarding COVID-19 has been re-released with updates. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4328
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Secretary of State John Thurston is ordering the closure of the AR State Capitol to the public, effective Friday, March 13. Only authorized personnel will be permitted to enter the building for work purposes. Updates to the building's status will be made periodically.
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The Arkansas Department of Education in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Health is closing all public schools in Pulaski, Jefferson, Grant and Saline Counties starting Friday, March 13th until Monday, March 30th. #COVID-19
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Free Online Screening for COVID-19 By answering a series of questions about your symptoms, age, overall health and travel, this screening will provide you with ways to access more information if needed. https://uamshealth.com/
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The Center for Disease Control & Prevention has guidance for schools on preparing for the possibility of community outbreaks of COVID-19. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-for-schools.html
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Any suspected case (with symptoms) of COVID-19 should be reported to the Arkansas Department of Health immediately at 501-537-8969 (M-F 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM) or 1-800-554-5738 (after hours and weekends).
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The Arkansas Department of Health has been designated as the lead agency in coordinating information in response to COVID-19. Get information and updates here: https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/novel-coronavirus
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Additional guidance for Arkansas schools regarding COVID-19 has been released in Commissioner's Memo LS-20-089. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4328
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson declares a public health emergency in response to COVID-19. See Executive Order 20-03 here. https://governor.arkansas.gov/news-media/press-releases/governor-hutchinson-confirms-states-first-presumptive-positive-covid-19-cas
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson has announced that Arkansas has identified its first “presumptive” COVID-19 case. https://talkbusiness.net/2020/03/gov-hutchinson-first-presumptive-coronavirus-case-confirmed-in-arkansas/
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The ADE-DESE Office of Computer Science announces the continuation of the Advanced High School Computer Science Professional Development Bonus (previously stipend) Program. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4346
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The ADE Office of Computer Science announces the continuation and a $200,000 expansion of the K-8 Computer Science Lead Teacher Bonus (previously Stipend) and Training Program for the 2020-2021 school year. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4344
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The ADE-DESE Office of Computer Science releases informational updates to the Arkansas High School Computer Science Teacher Endorsement and Instruction Bonus Program. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4345
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Commissioner's Memo FIN-20-032. The Federal and State Funding Units at the DESE have merged to form the School Funding Unit. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4342
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Commissioner's Memo COM-20-097. Changes are coming to the Computer Science Educator Stipend Programs. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4340
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The APPEL online application is NOW available from March 1 through May 29, 2020, for the June cohort and through July 3, 2020 for the July cohort. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4338
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The ADE will begin accepting nominations for the 2021 AR Teacher of the Year (ATOY) beginning March 13, 2020. Each public-school district in AR may select one teacher of the year and nominate that teacher for the ATOY. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4337
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The 2020 AASBO Conference is still underway! Congratulations to our AASBO members who completed CASBO Certification in the last year. Certification requires 30 hours of coursework and dedication!
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
AAEA Executive Director Dr. Richard Abernathy presenting on issues such as funding, retirement, and education adequacy at the AASBO Conference. @The_AAEA
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Workers Compensation breakout session at the AASBO Conference in Hot Springs.
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
At the AASBO Conference today, Jake Haak, CFO, Rogers School District, was recognized as the 2020 Truett Goatcher AASBO Administrator of the Year. He invited his staff to join him on stage. Congratulations, Jake!
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
STEM Summer Internship for Teachers. Deadline to apply is March 8! http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4329
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
AMI Days extended to 10 days and Opportunity to Submit Application Extended to May 1. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4331
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
NOTICE: DESE, in collaboration with the AR Dept. of Health, releases guidance for schools regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4328
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
February 21, 2020, AASBO/AAFC/DESE Drive-In Conference video recordings and presentation materials now available. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4322
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The DESE Child Nutrition Unit (CNU) is accepting applications from elementary schools that want to participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) for SY 20-21 – pending approval of federal funding. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4321
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Nine out of 10 students attend a public school. Public schools welcome EVERY child—regardless of ability or needs. There has never been a more important time than now to speak out about the value of public education. #PublicSchoolProud #PSW20 www.publicschoolproud.org
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
There is no better time than now to speak out about the value of public education. Take the Pledge for Public Schools and ask others to share their support. #PublicSchoolProud www.publicschoolproud.org
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Strong public schools build the knowledge and skills young people need to succeed. Pledge your support to your local public school: www.publicschoolproud.org #PublicSchoolProud #PSW20
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Census data provide the basis for distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds, including Title I, special ed., and school lunches. .https://www.nassp.org/event/the-census-in-context-what-you-need-to-know-for-2020/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=pu&utm_campaign=sa-0052
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Don't miss the 2020 AASBO Conference. Online registration ends tomorrow, February 26th. Click the link to register now! https://www.theaaea.org/article/173213?org=aaea
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Strong public schools proudly serve their communities and students, backed by the passion and commitment of thousands of educators. Pledge your support for public schools and get involved: www.publicschoolproud.org #PublicSchoolProud
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Public education is the bedrock of our nation's democracy. By strengthening our public schools, we strengthen our country. Celebrate Public Schools Week 2020 Feb. 24-28. #PublicSchoolProud #PSW20 www.publicschoolproud.org
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on a critical piece of anti-vaping legislation this week. Send a message to your Rep. urging them to support H.R. 2339. https://p2a.co/9nS0hpX?MessageRunDetailID=1385850876&PostID=11889351&utm_medium=email&utm_source=rasa_io
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The ADE has released the 2020-2021 preliminary testing calendar. See Commissioner's Memo LS-20-078 for details. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4317
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
On February 13, DESE hosted a webinar titled “Key Components to an Approved FACE Plan”. The training was recorded and serves as the primary support for 2020-21 FACE plans and supports school and district plans.http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4316
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Our nation’s economic and social well-being is tied to public education. Supporting public schools today builds a stronger workforce of tomorrow. #PublicSchoolProud #PSW20 www.publicschoolproud.org
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
At the AAFC/AASBO Collaborative Session on Friday Cabot School District's Aaron Randolph, Melanie Duerkop, Tina Wiley and Paula Russell close the session by sharing how they work together on Federal programs and finance for continuous school improvement.
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
An educated nation is a stronger nation. Pledge your support for strong public schools and support Public Schools Week, Feb. 24- 28, 2020 www.publicschoolproud.org #PublicSchoolProud #PSW20
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Public schools open their doors to every child— regardless of ability, race, wealth, language, or religion. Take the Pledge for Public Schools and get involved at: www.publicschoolproud.org #PublicSchoolProud #PSW20
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Every child in America deserves a great public school-–for their future, and ours. Take the Pledge for Public Schools and get involved: www.publicschoolproud.org #PublicSchoolProud
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Chelsey Moore, DESE, discussing Family Engagement at AAFC/AASBO Collaborative Session.
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Ms. Deb Coffman and Dr.Ginny Stroud from DESE, sharing Needs Assessment Data with Federal Coordinators and School Business Officials at AAFC/AASBO Collaborative Session at Arch Ford Coop. Many on-site and many participating via Zoom.
3 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
On or before March 31, 2020, Cohort 1 Districts, Districts proposing substantial changes to an existing ALE, and all new programs must complete a program description. See Commissioner's memo LS-20-079 for details. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4313
4 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
ADE: DESE is pleased to announce the third year of the NO LIMITS campaign to promote available opportunities through taking the ACT® college entrance exam. Commissioner's Memo LS-20-080 has additional information. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4312
4 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
For the 20/21 school year, no state funding will be provided to public school districts specifically to purchase a panic button alert system. The current contract between the State and Rave Wireless will end June 30, 2020. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4308
4 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The ADE: Division of Career and Technical Education has opened a 60-Day Public Comment Period for the Perkins V State Determined Performance Indicators including Baseline Data for each. Here's the link: https://dcte.ade.arkansas.gov/Page/PerkinsV
4 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Congratulations to Benny Weston representing Arkansas in San Diego at the National AASA Conference.
4 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Registration for the 2020 AAEA Summer Conference is now open! Register now for your early bird discount. https://www.theaaea.org/article/191696?org=aaea
4 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The newly released, enhanced 2019 School Report Card is now available. The school reports are designed to provide a communication framework to encourage dialogue and to inform decisions within each school community. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4303
4 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
National School Breakfast Week is March 2-6, 2020. This is an excellent marketing opportunity to provide students with information about the School Breakfast Program. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4306
4 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Great to see what students in Arkansas are working toward in CTE programs. Congratulations Bryant Jr High, Searcy High School and others
4 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
CTE Day at the Arkansas Capitol. Be Pro! Be Proud!
4 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
It’s Career and Technical Education Day in Arkansas! CTE student groups from around the state assembled in the Capitol and met with Governor Asa Hutchinson and Secretary Johnny Key.
4 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Congratulations to Dr. Hernandez for being selected by the AAEA board as the Executive Director. Dr. Mike Hernandez will work hard for kids and school districts and we are proud to have him lead our association.
4 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
4 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Congratulations to Pine Bluff High School art teacher Shalisha Thomas, Arkansas' 2019-2020 Milken Educator Award winner! https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2020/feb/07/pb-teacher-honored-with-milken-award-20/?news-arkansas
4 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
ADE/DESE will host the 2020 Educator Career Fair on Saturday, April 18, 2020, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel, 2 Riverfront Place in North Little Rock. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4301
4 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Register now for the ArkASPA Drive-In Conference! https://members.theaaea.org/event/2020ArkASPAConference
4 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The ADE Division of CTE has released the 2020-2021 State Start-up Grant Awardees. For more information and a list of awards. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4298
4 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The State Board of Education has released a number of DESE rules for public comment in Commissioner's Memo COM-20-083. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4297
4 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
4 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Governor Hutchinson has proclaimed the week of February 3-7 as National School Counseling Week in Arkansas to focus public attention on the unique contributions of school counselors and their impact on students. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4293
4 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Register now for the 2020 AASBO Conference! https://www.theaaea.org/o/aaea/events/#event_4438232
4 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
We're really enjoying our new app! Download it now and get everything AAEA! Android: http://bit.ly/2MJTkFS or iPhone: https://apple.co/31KbnQC. Click below to tour the new app. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hqn8QICu6YU&feature=youtu.be
4 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Discretionary Grant Application for 2020-2021 for the AR Professional Pathway to Educator Licensure (APPEL) Program. Due date is February 15. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4286
4 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Register Now for the 2020 ArkASPA Drive-In Conference! https://members.theaaea.org/event/2020ArkASPAConference
4 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The Division of Academic Facilities and Transportation has released a summary of changes to rules governing the Partnership Program and the Master Plan. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4284
4 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Guy-Perkins is 1st public school in the state to fully switch to solar power campus-wide. https://www.thecabin.net/news/guy-perkins-is-st-public-school-to-fully-switch-to/article_798d5754-c046-5b35-96fe-a96d32efb783.html
4 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The High Reliability Schools Survey Window is opening soon. Check out Commissioner's Memo COM-20-080 for additional information. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4280
5 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The Letter of Intent to participate in the Professional Learning Communities Project - Cohort 4 is due by January 31. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4276
5 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
DESE recently announced, in Commissioner's Memo OIT-20-018, the data publish of the 2018-2019 Annual Statistical Report on My School Info (MSI) Portal. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4277
5 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The ADE Recently Released the 2018-2019 Annual Statistical Report in Commissioner's Memo FIN-20-028. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4270
5 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
5 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The Stuttgart School District will partner with Scenic Hill Solar to build two solar power plants that will meet 100% of the school district’s electricity demand. https://talkbusiness.net/2020/01/scenic-hill-solar-announces-2-million-solar-project-for-stuttgart-school-district/
5 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
DESE recently announced that applications are being accepted for the 6th year of the AR Declaration of Learning initiative. http://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/divisions/learning-services/curriculum-support/humanities/library-media-services/arkansas-declaration-of-learning-program
5 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
DESE Announces Two Mental Health Regional Forums for School Nurse & School Counselors Team in Commissioner's Memo LS-20-060. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4256
6 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
East End School District in Bigelow surveys community about four-day school weeks. https://www.fox16.com/news/top-stories/east-end-school-district-surveys-community-about-four-day-school-weeks/
6 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
6 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The Policy-Making Subcommittee of the Arkansas Legislative Council meets this morning at 11:00 to consider the contract for an education adequacy study. Here's the agenda and the link for watching the meeting via webcast. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2019/2019R/Pages/Home.aspx
6 months ago, The AAEA
AAEA
Save the Dates - 2020 AASBO Conference March 4-5 at Hot Springs Convention Center and Spring CASBO Classes April 16-17, 2020 at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Little Rock.
6 months ago, AAEA
The AAEA
Congratulations to Kari Kinne, Asst Principal at Leverett Elementary School in the Fayetteville School District, for being named the 2020 Arkansas Elementary School Assistant Principal of the Year.
6 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
A great education is forever. Your grading system shouldn't be. Join us at the 2020 AACIA Conference and break with "grading" tradition! Click the link below for more details and to register now! https://www.theaaea.org/article/162881?org=aaea
6 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
The AASBO Mentoring group is in full-swing this Friday afternoon at the AAEA office!
6 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
We've done the math. Strong Leaders = Strong Schools Start your year off right and join us for the 2020 Superintendent Symposium January 15-16, 2020. Click the link below for more details and to register now! https://www.theaaea.org/article/157244?org=aaea
6 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Marked Tree School District Educates Community on Human Trafficking https://www.kait8.com/video/2019/12/04/marked-tree-school-district-educates-community-human-trafficking/
6 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Register now for the 2020 Assistant Principal's Conference! https://members.theaaea.org/event/2020Assistantprincipalconference
6 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Register Now! Assistant Principal's Conference https://www.theaaea.org/article/163511?org=aaea
7 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Congratulations to Don Eichenberger, Asst Principal at Springdale High School, for being named the 2020 Arkansas Assistant Principal of the Year.
7 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Congratulations to South Pike County School District! Their High School and Elementary School have both been recognized as Apple Distinguished Schools!
7 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Congratulations to Jimmy King, Goza MS in Arkadelphia, Arkansas’ Middle Level Assistant Principal of the Year! #AAMLA #AAEA
7 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
AAEA is excited to partner with organizations across AR to ensure all children have equitable access to health care and education that maximizes their full potential. Learn more about #ExcelByEight here: https://ar-glr.net/excel-by-eight/
7 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
A junior high in the Searcy School District received a national donation for their school pantry program! https://www.thedailycitizen.com/news/feeding-the-hungry-gets-helping-hand/article_ccb24f71-4ca4-5ede-b728-dd32b757f281.html
7 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Congratulations to 5 Economics Teachers in the Hackett, Fort Smith, and Rogers School Districts for Being Honored With a "Bessie" Award! https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2019/nov/15/awards-given-5-teachers-economics/
7 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
It's everything AAEA! We’re thrilled to announce Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators’ new app and website! With the new app, you can access information on professional development opportunities, news updates, registration for upcoming conference and event and much more. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/2MJTkFS or iPhone: https://apple.co/31KbnQC. Click below to tour the new app. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hqn8QICu6YU&feature=youtu.be Click below to view the new website. https://www.theaaea.org/o/aaea
7 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Lincoln School District is a "hidden gem" in the Bright Futures program! https://wcel.nwaonline.com/news/2019/nov/13/a-model-program-lincoln-bright-futures-/
7 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
On Tuesday, we and some participants toured the NEA Career and Technical Center in Jonesboro. Wonderful opportunities for youth in their community!
7 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
Day 2 of Fall CASBO classes are underway! Missy McJunkins Duke, Attorney, Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon, Gal his presents “HR204: FLSA - What You Need to Know About the DOL’s Final Overtime Rule (Again).”
7 months ago, The AAEA
The AAEA
2019 Fall CASBO classes underway in Little Rock! Angie Drummond, CFO, Bryant School District is presenting “IM101: Introduction to Information Management.” #AASBOROCKS
7 months ago, The AAEA