2023 Kids at the Capitol

Kids at the Capitol: 2023 Legislative Summary

Arkansas’s 2023 General Assembly passed 889 bills. Many of these new laws will impact Arkansas’s kids. From depression-screening coverage for pregnant women and new moms to free school meals for more kids, our Kids at the Capitol 2023 Legislative...

AACF Statement on School Safety Grants

On Thursday, the Arkansas Legislature passed SB2, and Gov. Hutchinson signed it into law. The new act will allow the Arkansas Department of Education to receive $50 million in general revenue funds to go toward school safety grants. And...

Students in Classroom

Anti-Equity Bills Narrowly Avoided

skills and gaining the knowledge that will guide them through adulthood. We’re thankful that Arkansas lawmakers adjourned their special session this week without taking up harmful legislation that would have undermined that objective.