Speak Up Arkansas Episode 45 (Back to School)

It is Back to School Time in Arkansas and as we start a new school year there is a lot to talk about. From funding to curriculum there are big education policies that impact kids in our state. In this show, we will be talking about new policy efforts in the early childhood education field, the national education policy ESSA that has replaced No Child Left Behind, Arkansas’s policy for funding K-12 education, and other major education policies.


Richard Abernathy is the executive director of the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators

Shelly Anderson is the President of the Arkansas Parent Teacher Association

Ginny Blankenship, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families