Arkansas Board of Education cites 20 schools for gaps in standards

Posted: June 9, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Board Chairman Mireya Reith (left) and board member Jay Barth (right) listen as Bryant Public Schools Deputy Superintendent Karen Walters answers questions Thursday about a requested waiver during a state Board of Education meeting in Little Rock.

The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday placed 20 of the state's 1,065 traditional and charter public schools on first-year probation for violating assorted education standards during the just completed 2016-17 school year.

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