Brenda Bernet

Washington County Education Reporter
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VIDEO: Florida mobile classroom makes stop in Springdale for art and literacy project

Subscriber onlyKathy Lopez, 7, wrote on her piece of cloth she's from Austin and dreams of being a famous singer and dancer. Continue reading...

Tyson School of Innovation in Springdale School District prepares to add seventh grade

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- School officials have a short window to let seventh-graders know they can enroll in the Don Tyson School of Innovation for the coming school year. Continue reading...

Fayetteville schools chief restructuring

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE — Changes in the district’s leadership are intended to make the school system more responsive to the needs of students and teachers, Superintendent Matthew Wendt said. Continue reading...

District campaign aims to make Springdale community of readers

Subscriber only Elementary schools in the fall will make sure pupils have 20 to 30 minutes each school day to read books, and a new campaign by the district aims to promote reading across the community. Continue reading...

Springdale board approves staff raises

Subscriber onlyTeacher salaries will get an extra bump in their pay, based on changes approved to the School District's salary schedule. Continue reading...

School Board candidates can begin seeking signatures to run in September elections

Subscriber onlyThose seeking greater influence over their local schools may pursue one of 21 school board seats up for election in Benton and Washington counties this year. Continue reading...

VIDEO: Arkansas educators explore ideas for learning with technology at Springdale's Har-Ber High

Subscriber onlyEaston Baker, who recently finished second grade, stood in a hall at Har-Ber High School showing Sally Newton, a fourth-grade teacher, how to control a robot. Continue reading...

Lottery scholarship deadline approaches

Awards from 2-year, 4-year state schools can increase from $1,000 over time

Subscriber onlyApplications for the state lottery scholarship, the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship, are due in less than 10 days for state residents entering college in the 2017-18 school year. Continue reading...

Fayetteville prepares to hire demographer to study school enrollment

Subscriber onlyRising student numbers on some campuses have led school district officials to search for a company to study enrollment patterns. Continue reading...

Four GT directors remember careers, say GT students need advocates

Subscriber onlyFour retiring education leaders in Northwest Arkansas have helped shape gifted and talented education since it was introduced to the state. Continue reading...

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