Arkansas lawmakers haggle over teacher pay

(The Center Square) – Lawmakers on the Senate and House Education Committees agree Arkansas teachers should get a pay raise, but just how much remains up for discussion. The education committees… Read More

October 4, 2022
Hutchinson: Proposed Title IX changes violate Arkansas law, bad for girls sports

(The Center Square) – Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday a proposed change to the Title IX rule would “undermine” girls sports and “violate the letter of Title IX itself.”… Read More

September 16, 2022
Public Education
Arkansas lawmakers question claims of teacher shortages

(The Center Square) – Members of the Arkansas Legislative Council grilled officials from the Department of Education on Thursday after they asked for a rule change on teacher licenses. … Read More

August 19, 2022
Public Education
Hutchinson said Legislature didn’t support spending surplus on teacher raises

(The Center Square) – Arkansas legislators designated a $1.6 billion surplus for tax breaks and school safety grants but did not take up teacher pay raises in a special session… Read More

August 12, 2022
Public Education
Hutchinson tags surplus for tax relief, school safety grants

(The Center Square) – Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is asking lawmakers to pass reductions in the corporate and income taxes and establish a $50 million grant program for school safety… Read More

August 8, 2022
Public Education
Arkansas Senate Democrats want $600 million of surplus for teacher pay

(The Center Square) – Arkansas Senate Democrats want to use $600 million of the state’s $1.6 billion surplus to increase teacher salaries. The Raise Act introduced Friday would raise the… Read More

August 1, 2022
Public Education
Arkansas school safety panel revisits hardening campuses

(The Center Square) – The Arkansas School Safety Commission reconvened Tuesday to evaluate progress on its recommendations first made in 2018. It’s the second meeting the commission had held this… Read More

June 23, 2022
Public Education
Arkansas panel looks to harden schools

(The Center Square) – An Arkansas state panel resurrected to recommend school safety measures in light of a mass shooting in Texas is underway. The newly reinstated Arkansas… Read More

June 16, 2022
Public Education
Hutchinson reinstates Arkansas School Safety Commission

(The Center Square) – Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued an executive order Friday reinstating the state’s School Safety Commission.  “The recent violence in Texas was a stark reminder that… Read More

June 13, 2022