The Governor’s Council on Common Core Review has announced a series of listening tour stops around Arkansas to hear public input about the future of Common Core in Arkansas. We encourage our members to take part in these events.
The listening tour stops will be a town hall format with public input encouraged. This week, the listening tour will stop in El Dorado. Here are the details:
Thursday, April 30 – El Dorado
The Governor’s Council on Common Core Review has announced a series of hearings in Little Rock as well as a listening tour around Arkansas to hear public input. We encourage our members to take part in these events.
The format of the hearings will consist of a series of pre-determined panelists commenting on Common Core and fielding questions from the members of the Common Core Review Council. The listening tour stops will be a town hall format with public input encouraged.
The 2015 Legislative Session was full of new faces, new challenges and some major victories. Arkansas has a new Governor, as well as 40 freshmen House members and even a few new faces in the Senate.
A total of 2,190 new bills and resolutions were filed this Session and the AEA legislative team worked around the clock to track, read and analyze bills as well as develop strategies to advocate for our members and advance public education in Arkansas.
Since adopted 12 years ago, ESEA better known as No Child Left Behind has made no significant progress in closing achievement and opportunity gaps for students. Instead, it has perpetuated a system that delivers unequal opportunities and uneven quality to America’s children making it impossible for educators to do what is most important: instill a love of learning in their students.
The Arkansas Department of Education has announced a partnership with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies and the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Reception Rooms to launch the Arkansas Declaration of Learning initiative. Arkansas is the first state to participate in this national program.