Arkansas Education Board OKs 5 new charter schools, including 3 in Little Rock

Posted: September 15, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Little Rock School District Superintendent Mike Poore tells the state Board of Education on Thursday that a more thorough review was needed for three proposed new charter schools in Little Rock. Despite the call for more study by Poore and others, the board voted to accept the applications. At left is Daniel Davis, chief strategy officer for Einstein Charter Schools.

The Little Rock School District will be home to three new charter schools over the next two years, and Pine Bluff will see two new such schools as a result of state Board of Education action Thursday.

Alexandra Boyd (left), director of public charter schools for the Arkansas Department of Education, and Jennifer Davis, staff attorney for the departm...

Maps showing charter schools in Little Rock and Pine Bluff.

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