University of Arkansas Office for Education Policy

July Education Meetings

In The View from the OEP on July 2, 2013 at 8:52 am

Summer may mean that students get a break, but July is proving to be a busy month for education policy and educator professional development. Here is a list of the upcoming meetings and conferences for educators and policymakers that you may be interested in attending:

Monday, July 8th, 2013: Arkansas State Board of Education Meeting, 9:00 AM @ the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium. Live Streaming is available. You can preview the agenda here. Interesting events to watch for include Jacksonville Community Groups’s petition to detach from Pulaski County Special School District and create a new school district, the appeals of parents whose students were denied transfers into Palestine-Wheatley School District under the Public School Choice Act of 2013, and the final approval of rules governing the Public School Choice Act. To get up to speed, you can view the agenda from last month’s meeting here.


Monday, July 8th-10th, 2013: Arkansas Rural Ed Association (AREA) Summer Conference @ Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs. You can download the agenda here and register here.

Monday, July 22nd, 2013: Interim House and Senate Education Meeting, 10:00 AM @ Committee Room A of the MAC Building in Little Rock.

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013: Interim House and Senate Education Meeting, 9:00 AM @ Committee Room A of the MAC Building in Little Rock.

The agendas are not yet available for the meetings, but the meetings will focus on the implementation of Common Core in Arkansas. The agendas from last month’s meetings can be found here and here.

Monday, July 29th-31st, 2013: Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators (AAEA) Summer Conference @ Little Rock Marriott (formerly Peabody) in Little Rock. You can find the agenda here. Early registration ends Friday, July 5th, and regular registration runs through July 19th.


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