Brenda Bernet

Washington County Education Reporter
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New Fayetteville school chief settling in

Wendt having busy summer making contacts, assessing district’s needs

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The new superintendent of the Fayetteville School District wants to develop a stronger partnership with the University of Arkansas. Continue reading...

Wendt begins new role as Fayetteville superintendent

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Matthew Wendt's 11th year as a superintendent falls at the same time he is beginning a new job as the School District's 11th superintendent. Continue reading...

Bentonville board in initial talks on building next schools

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Student growth continues to demand the School Board's attention, even as the School District prepares to open its second high school next month and its 11th elementary and fifth middle school next school year. Continue reading...

PHOTOS: Two Springdale schools near completion

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Work crews are busy putting finishing touches on two campuses opening for students in less than a month. Continue reading...

Bentonville School Board approves fundraising campaign for West stadium expansion

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Bentonville athletics staff plan to begin a campaign to raise at least $6 million to build bleachers, concessions and restrooms for varsity football games at the new West High School stadium. Continue reading...

ACT Aspire results show poverty continues to challenge Benton, Washington districts

Subscriber onlyResults of the new ACT Aspire continue to show an achievement gap between schools with high poverty and low poverty. Continue reading...

Bentonville district hires new superintendent

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Debbie Jones -- a former state Department of Education high-level official -- has been named Bentonville School District superintendent. Continue reading...

Open school board seats in Decatur, Gentry and Greenland fail to draw candidates

Subscriber onlySuperintendent Randy Barrett was surprised when no one filed by Tuesday's deadline to run for an opening on Gentry's School Board. Continue reading...

Arkansas Board of Education approves Haas Hall expansion in Springdale

The Arkansas Board of Education voted 6-2 Thursday afternoon to approve a license for Haas Hall to open a third campus in August 2017 inside the Jones Center in Springdale. Continue reading...

Contested school board races set in Bentonville, Farmington, Fayetteville, Rogers

Subscriber onlyTwenty-five candidates filed to run for 17 positions in 12 Benton and Washington county school districts. Continue reading...

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