Aiming for A+ schools

Push for exceptional schools in NW Arkansas continues

Posted: August 18, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Year after year, Northwest Arkansas has received high marks for its growing economy, affordability and expanding trail network. In 2017 alone, the region was named one of the best places to live by U.S. News & World Report and Outside Magazine. But what about our schools? Four out of five of the state's best high schools are located here. And just this May, Education Week named Bentonville the nation's best city for K-12 teachers. As Northwest Arkansas continues to attract talent from all over the world, we must ensure our education system is not only able to compete locally and nationally, but internationally. To accomplish this goal, we must continue to expand high-quality education options across all sectors: traditional districts, public charters and independent schools.

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