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AACF Statement on 5-Year Highway Funding Plan

Statement from Rich Huddleston, executive director of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families: Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF) believes Governor Asa Hutchinson’s five-year highway funding plan, HB1009/SB11, doesn’t address our long-term highway funding needs and ultimately siphons...

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5-Year Highway Plan Won’t Get Us Far

Governor Asa Hutchinson’s five-year highway funding plan, which appears on the verge of passing,* is a short-sighted gamble that eats away at funds for our child welfare system, our schools, and other critical services. Because of a refusal to increase...

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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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UPDATED: Funding Arkansas Highways

In a special session beginning later this week, Gov. Hutchinson and Arkansas lawmakers will make decisions on how to fund Arkansas’s highways, many of which are in dire need of repairs. Gov. Hutchinson’s proposal for highway funding works in...

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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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2016 Voter’s Guide

This November, elections are critical to the well-being of Arkansas’s children and families and to the future of this great state. Arkansas voters will help decide which candidates win a number of important public offices, including the U.S. Presidency,...

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Awaken the Force of Quality Pre-K

This May the Fourth, awaken the force … of QUALITY PRE-K. Our little Wookiees’ earliest experiences form the foundation for all of their future learning. In quality pre-K classrooms, they learn to regulate emotions along with their ABC’s, leading...

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AACF Seeks Administrative Director

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families is seeking a new Administrative Director to join its diverse team. Qualifications and more details about the position follow: Job Title: Administrative Director Qualifications: Bachelors degree with experience in book-keeping and daily operations...