Brenda Bernet

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New leader shares plans for opening Catholic high school in Northwest Arkansas

Subscriber onlyThe new head of a planned Northwest Arkansas Catholic high school aims to raise $500,000 by December. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas high schools report performance on ACT for Class of 2016

Subscriber onlyHaas Hall Academy of Fayetteville earned the highest average ACT score among 16 high schools reporting results for the Class of 2016. Continue reading...

Fayetteville School Board approves $114.95 million budget

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The School Board unanimously approved an overall budget totaling $114.95 million for 2016-17. Continue reading...

Fayetteville board prepares to adopt budget

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- School District spending would increase less than half a percent for the 2016-17, under a budget School Board members will take up for a vote Thursday. Continue reading...

New report for Northwest Arkansas Council focuses on gaps in training programs for workforce

Subscriber onlySatisfying the demand for workers in business, the trades, manufacturing and production will take time, but a new study offers some hope, a regional workforce expert said. Continue reading...

Group takes steps toward starting Catholic high school in Northwest Arkansas

Subscriber onlyEfforts continue toward opening Northwest Arkansas' first Catholic high school in the fall of 2018. Continue reading...

Fayetteville's first day includes beginning of online school

Subscriber onlyMaddox Benard, 12, and Ava Benard, 10, spent the morning of the first day of school at the new Fayetteville Virtual Academy thinking about what to make out of painted cardboard 3D shapes, LED lights and paper vellum. Continue reading...

Two new Springdale schools make debut

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The wait for a campus ended Monday with the opening of the permanent home for the Don Tyson School of Innovation. Continue reading...

Voters meet Fayetteville School Board candidates

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Four candidates running in the Sept. 20 School Board election introduced themselves to voters Sunday. Continue reading...

New Fayetteville superintendent rallies teachers, staff for another school year

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Superintendent Matthew Wendt's back-to-school rally Friday provided a moment of recognition for all 1,400 employees who work with students in the School District. Continue reading...

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