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Garland County is committed to pre-K

At a press conference yesterday, Garland County Schools announced big news in their efforts to expand access to quality pre-K in their area. “The Dawson Education Cooperative in Arkadelphia has partnered with the Hot Springs, Cutter Morning Star, Lakeside, Fountain...

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Becoming Your Brain’s CEO

Many of you probably remember the book All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, which, when I read it, took me back to a time in life when my main jobs were to master tying my shoes...

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Closing the Opportunity Gap

Many poor, often minority Arkansas students start school already behind. They face diminishing opportunities when they stay behind. Recognizing this, the Arkansas state legislature put in place a funding stream to ensure that all of our children have the...

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AACF Seeks Director of Education Policy

Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families is searching for a Director of Education Policy to join its team. Qualifications: Master’s degree or the equivalent in education, educational administration, early childhood education, public policy, public administration, economics, law, or related field...

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NIEER Annual Yearbook Released Today

Today, the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) released their annual Yearbook that rates and ranks state’s pre-K programs. There is some good news: enrollment was up by 3,400 children in 2014-2015*, including 3,300 3-year-olds, while maintaining high...

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#PreKstories: Bryant, Arkansas

Quality early education is so important to the development of our youngest Arkansans that more people are speaking up for pre-K programs. We are excited to release the second video of our #preKstories series. You may remember the first...