University of Arkansas Office for Education Policy

88th General Assembly Convenes

In AR Legislature on January 11, 2011 at 2:40 am

Well, the week started off pretty cold and white. All state government offices closed down on Monday, as did schools all over the state, due to a snow storm that hit the south. The State Board of Education monthly meeting was postponed until Friday, January 14, 2011. (We’ll bring you a full update of that meeting on Friday.) However, all this cold weather didn’t stop the 88th General Assembly from convening. In addition to swearing in new members, new chairmanships were announced. If you’re anything like me, you have been waiting with bated breath to find out who will replace term-limited Representative Bill Abernathy as the Education Committee Chair. Well friends, wait no longer. Representative Eddie Cheatham was announced as the House Education Committee Chair. Keep watching here for updates about the education bills on the docket this legislative session…and of course all other education news in the state.

Upcoming Meetings in Arkansas:

Wednesday, January 12, 2011-Senate Committee on Education (Organizational Meeting), 2:30 PM

Thursday, January 13, 2011-House Committee on Education (Organizational Meeting), 10:00 AM

Friday, January 14, 2011-Arkansas State Board of Education, 9:00 AM

Thursday, February 24, 2011-What Works in Arkansas Conference, Jonesboro, Arkansas

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