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Arkansas Schools

Could This Sign Deter A Potential School Shooter?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

Do you think this sign could deter a potential shooter? A private school in Arkansas apparently hopes it will. Reddit user Jmillerdude poste...

GOP Lawmaker Backs Bill For Bible Course In Public Schools

Posted 01.24.2013 | Education

Arkansas schools could soon have an easier way to teach a Bible course as part of its public curriculum. Republican state Rep. Denny Altes has prop...

Atheist Group Accused Of Waging War On Christmas For Attacking 'Charlie Brown Christmas' School Trip

Posted 01.26.2013 | Education

An atheist group is accused of waging war against Christmas by attacking an Arkansas elementary school for a field trip to see "A Charlie Brown Christ...

Teacher Loses Case Against District On Claims Of Religious Discrimination

Posted 11.19.2012 | Education

An Arkansas teacher has lost a case he lodged against the Watson Chapel School District for religious discrimination, a hostile work environment and r...

Teachers on the Front Lines

Billy Shore | Posted 10.21.2012 | Education
Billy Shore

If you want to know what hunger looks like in America today, listen to what the nation's teachers are telling us.

Home School Students In Arkansas Can Now Play High School Sports

Posted 08.16.2012 | Education

Beginning in the 2013-14 school year, home school students in Arkansas will be eligible to participate in all manners of high school activities -- fro...

Joy Resmovits

More Than Half Of U.S. States Wiggle Out Of Bush Education Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education

The states of Washington and Wisconsin will be allowed to wiggle out of No Child Left Behind's rigorous test requirements, joining two dozen other U.S...

Charter Schools Association Is Using Taxpayer Money to Support ALEC's Radical Agenda

Zaid Jilani | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education
Zaid Jilani

Following the outcry over the group pushing "Stand Your Ground" laws, at least 15 major corporations, foundations, and other organizations have decided to end their funding commitments to ALEC.

Hacking Away at the Pearson Octopus

Alan Singer | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

Pearson is tilting the coverage of U.S. history to win approval by school boards in red states, and in doing this, allowing the most conservative school boards in the nation to determine what gets taught in New York State schools.

Dumb ALEC and Its "Breathtaking Inanity"

Jim Hutchins | Posted 08.21.2012 | Science
Jim Hutchins

There is still some scientific disagreement about man-caused climate change, this much is true. But there is no debate or controversy whatsoever on evolution; it's generally accepted science in broad terms.

The Future of Higher Education in Rural America

Dr. Stephen Schoonmaker | Posted 08.21.2012 | College
Dr. Stephen Schoonmaker

Despite these challenges don't start writing rural America's epitaph quite yet. New opportunities are emerging in a rural America primed by resurgences in rural higher education.

Police Officers Used Pepper Spray To Clear Halls Of Junior High

Posted 08.16.2012 | Education

Nearly 20 students at Jack Robey Junior High School in Pine Bluff, Ark. were injured last Thursday when a police officer used pepper spray to clear th...

Chicago Teacher Sues For The Right To Say N-Word In Class

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education

Lincoln Brown, a 48-year-old Chicago Public Schools teacher, has filed a federal lawsuit against the district after being suspended without pay for fi...

Has Tucson School District Become Little Rock, Arkansas 1954? New Court Suit on Segregation Violations Over Mexican American Studies Crackdown

Jeff Biggers | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education
Jeff Biggers

The questions beg: How much lower and blatantly racist will Tucson school officials go? Will Tucson community leaders, like Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, stand by and watch the reckless measures of "demagogic extremists"?

Arkansas School Provides Clothing, Food For Growing Number Of Homeless Students

Mark Horvath | Posted 08.16.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

This week I was visiting Northwest Arkansas for The Farm's Harvest Festival and my friend Mike Rusch connected me with Marian Riner, Families in Trans...

Black Student Can't Be Valedictorian, Lawsuit Alleges

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.16.2012 | Education

After four years of nearly straight-As, Honors and Advanced Placement classes, 18-year-old Kymberly Wimberly achieved the highest GPA at McGehee Secon...

The State With The Least-Educated Lawmakers

Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark -- The Arkansas legislature has the nation's highest percentage of state lawmakers who have not attended college at all, according to...

Meet Mike Hucksterbee

Maureen Costello | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Maureen Costello

From the standpoint of history, education and democracy, Mike Huckabee's new cartoon series is an appalling product. Make no mistake, this isn't education; it's kiddie-propaganda.

Students Grow Ideas To Green Their Schools

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

In a clear role role reversal, kids across the country are schooling their teachers and communities about reducing waste. These students have come u...

High-Tech Bus Brings Lessons To Rural Ark. Students

Posted 08.16.2012 | Education

In remote rural areas of Arkansas, school buses shuttle some students for over two hours a day. To fill these hours with learning, the Hector Schoo...