Arkansas
Culture
Griffin tells abortion pill companies to stop advertising in Arkansas

(The Center Square) – Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin said Tuesday he sent cease and desist letters to two abortion pill companies advertising in the state.  “Abortions are prohibited in… Read More

May 22, 2024
Courts
Griffin says process to change Title IX law is outlined on Schoolhouse Rock

(The Center Square) – Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin and Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey are leading four other state attorney generals in the latest lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s changes to the… Read More

May 8, 2024
Public Education
Eight more states join resistance to Biden’s ‘illegal’ expansion of Title IX to include transgenderism

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed an executive order Thursday directing educational institutions to follow state, not federal, guidance on sex discrimination under Title IX. At least eight states have… Read More

May 7, 2024
Public Education
Arkansas will sue Biden administration if state is challenged over Title IX

(The Center Square) – Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Arkansas would sue the Biden administration if it pulls education funding over Title IX. The governor signed an executive order… Read More

May 3, 2024
Public Education
‘Opportunity Arkansas’ launches dashboard to help parents navigate school choice program

Opportunity Arkansas has launched a brand-new dashboard to help parents navigate the state’s school choice program. Arkansas Children’s Educational Freedom Account (EFA) program was… Read More

April 5, 2024
Public Education
Sarah Huckabee Sanders announces major expansion of school choice options for children of veterans, first responders

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Republican Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders of Arkansas announced Monday that the state Department of Education was expanding its education savings program to include veteran and… Read More

April 3, 2024
Legislation
Arkansas expands eligibility for Education Freedom Accounts

(The Center Square) – More Arkansas students will be eligible for Education Freedom Accounts this upcoming school year, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday. The program will expand to children… Read More

April 2, 2024
Legislation
In Arkansas, no more ‘X’ instead of ‘M’ or ‘F’ on driver’s licenses

(The Center Square) – Arkansans can no longer mark “X” instead of “M” or “F” on driver’s licenses forms, the state Legislative Council decided on Friday.  The rule passed as an… Read More

March 19, 2024
Legislation
‘It’s not good for Arkansas kids’: Education policy expert slams proposal to regulate Arkansas private schools

School choice opponents in Arkansas are attempting to regulate private schools through a constitutional amendment proposal. The measure – promoted by the state teachers’ union, an NAACP chapter, and other… Read More

February 29, 2024
Public Education
Gov. Sanders vows to fulfill ‘promise’ for deaf, blind students in Arkansas with push for new facilities

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders vowed to deliver a “quality education” for deaf and blind students in the state in an announcement at the state capitol Wednesday. “…[T]wo schools were built as… Read More

February 15, 2024
Christian Schools
Gov. Huckabee Sanders speaks at Arkansas summit of Christian school leaders, hosted by the Herzog Foundation

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders addressed Christian school leaders from around the state Monday, answering questions about the Arkansas LEARNS Act, which she signed into law last year. The Summit… Read More

January 25, 2024
Legislation
More work needed on school safety, Arkansas lawmakers told

(The Center Square) – Arkansas lawmakers passed some of the most comprehensive school safety legislation in the county, but more work is needed, a joint education committee heard Monday. Dr. Read More

November 8, 2023
Legislation
Poll: Majority of Arkansans say they support ‘educational freedom’

(The Center Square) – The majority of Arkansas voters support school choice, including 43% of Democrats, according to a new poll released this week. The poll, conducted by advocacy and… Read More

November 3, 2023
Culture
Arkansas governor signs executive order against ‘woke nonsense’

The Arkansas government won’t be using any “woke” and “anti-women” terminology, thanks to an executive order signed by the governor. “Today, we’re taking a stand against woke nonsense,” Gov. Sarah… Read More

October 25, 2023
Courts
Arkansas Supreme Court rules in favor of school choice LEARNS Act

(The Center Square) – The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the lawmakers did enact an emergency clause when passing the LEARNS Act earlier this year. A lawsuit filed by… Read More

October 13, 2023
Public Education
Arkansas’ new universal school choice program is thriving, first report reveals

The Arkansas Department of Education released new data on the state’s universal school choice program after its first round of scholarships were dispersed. The first quarter… Read More

October 10, 2023
Public Education
Arkansas approves 5,000 applications in inaugural school choice contingent

Arkansas has approved nearly 5,000 students to participate in its flagship school choice program.  The Arkansas Children’s Educational Freedom Account Program (EFA) passed the state legislature earlier this year and… Read More

August 14, 2023
Public Education
Arkansas school board gives preliminary green light to school safety rules

(The Center Square) – New school safety rules created as part of the Arkansas LEARNS Act will soon be available for public comment, pending the governor’s approval. Lawmakers included school… Read More

August 11, 2023
Public Education
More than 5,400 Arkansas students applied for Education Freedom Accounts

(The Center Square) – Ninety schools and 5,426 students applied for Education Freedom Accounts under Arkansas’ new LEARNS Act, according to information provided to The Center Square by the Arkansas… Read More

August 1, 2023
Public Education
Sanders appoints LEARNS supporter to state education board

(The Center Square) – Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ first appointee to the Arkansas Board of Education is a former Republican lawmaker who helped get the LEARNS Act through, according to… Read More

July 14, 2023