University of Arkansas Office for Education Policy

Recent Happenings in Education Policy in Arkansas

In The View from the OEP on August 7, 2013 at 3:18 pm

back to school

Just like parents, teachers, and students across the nation, the OEP is in full-force back-to-school mode, preparing new databases, policy briefs, and education reports to help inform our readers about the latest happenings in Arkansas education policy. For the time being, we have posted some of our 2012-13 databases and a list of upcoming education meetings in August.

Databases

We will be putting out a policy brief on 2012-13 test scores soon, but, in the meantime, you can start to dig into AR school and district performance and demographics in 2012-2013 on your own using the following databases:

Meetings

Monday, August 12th, 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. The meeting will include more school choice appeals, approval of rules for charters and non-traditional licensure, and more.

 Tuesday, August 19th, 2013: Interim House and Senate Education Meeting, 10:00 AM in Room 171.

 Tuesday, August 20th, 2013: Interim House and Senate Education Meeting, 9:00 AM in Room 171.

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013: Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families Policy Café, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM @ UAMS East, 1393 Highway 242 South, Helena, AR 72342. Registration is required.

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