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Brenda Bernet

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Fayetteville High School greets incoming Ramay, Woodland eighth-graders

FAYETTEVILLE -- Eighth-graders from Ramay and Woodland junior high schools exited buses in front of Fayetteville High School on Tuesday morning and found an inflated purple and gray Bulldog-shaped tunnel awaiting their arrival. Continue reading...

School officials await clarification of dyslexia law

Subscriber onlySchool administrators across Northwest Arkansas have asked legislators to clarify a law requiring early identification and services for children with symptoms of dyslexia. Continue reading...

School officials await clarification of dyslexia law

Subscriber onlySchool administrators across Northwest Arkansas have asked legislators to clarify a law requiring early identification and services for children with symptoms of dyslexia. Continue reading...

Springdale Superintendent Jim Rollins asks for community involvement in schools

ROGERS -- Springdale Superintendent Jim Rollins urged business professionals to consider how to participate in the education of children in Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

For education co-op's longtime chief, time to retire

Subscriber onlyGuy Fenter still remembers when a group of superintendents wanted a regional career center to provide more options for high school students nearing graduation. Continue reading...

Arkansas 36th in education ranking

Drop from No. 5 tied to system’s changes, not state’s decline, center says

Subscriber onlyArkansas ranked 36th among 50 states in a national report card on education that two years ago listed Arkansas as fifth in the nation. Continue reading...

Springdale superintendent attends State of the Union address in Washington

SPRINGDALE -- Jim Rollins, Springdale schools superintendent, was U.S. Rep. Steve Womack's guest Tuesday night at the president's State of the Union address. Continue reading...

Montessori charter prepares for August opening

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- A new public Montessori charter school set to open in Springdale in August already has received applications equal to half of its enrollment for next school year. Continue reading...

Springdale Har-Ber's O'Brien aces ACT

SPRINGDALE -- Har-Ber High School senior Alex O'Brien was one point shy of the top score on the ACT when he took the exam for college-bound students as a sophomore. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas educators discuss plans for computer science requirement

FARMINGTON -- State education officials anticipate all high schools will need to offer a computer science course this fall, based on a promise Gov. Asa Hutchinson made during his campaign. Continue reading...

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