Brenda Bernet

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Bills aim to develop workforce

Subscriber onlyAn ongoing push for high school students to earn industry certifications has educators, business representatives and lawmakers working to pass a bill to support the development of regional workforce centers. Continue reading...

Fayetteville board approves departures of two administrators

Subscriber onlyThe district's chief financial officer has resigned, and the retirement of a technology director has shifted to from June to March. Continue reading...

Board calls for millage election

Proposal would generate $35 million in bonds to build schools

Subscriber only The School Board unanimously voted Tuesday to ask voters in May for a property tax increase of 3.5 mills to build two elementary schools. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas charter schools prepare for lotteries

Subscriber onlyStudents applying for Northwest Arkansas open-enrollment charter schools will find out over the next few weeks whether they have a spot for the 2017-18 school year. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas students miss school, businesses close for A Day Without Immigrants

Subscriber onlyNearly half the students of Springdale's Jones Elementary School missed school Thursday. Continue reading...

Springdale School Board studying debt refinancing

Subscriber onlyThe School District has $128.86 million in debt up for refinancing. Continue reading...

Springdale school's growth studied

Enrolling 2,000 in alternative-learning campus envisioned

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- School district leaders are contemplating the expansion of the Don Tyson School of Innovation. Continue reading...

Outsourcing shorts teacher retiree system

Legislation aims to make up for decreasing contributors

Subscriber onlyA rise in school districts hiring private companies to provide substitute teachers and clean buildings means fewer school district workers are contributing to the state's retirement system for public school employees. Continue reading...

Fayetteville virtual school adds 4 grades for 2017-18

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- High school students in Fayetteville will have more options in the next school year with the expansion of the School District's online charter school. Continue reading...

Governor, Tyson family participate in Springdale school dedication

Subscriber onlySchool District leaders are contemplating expanding the Don Tyson School of Innovation on the heels of the school's official dedication Thursday. Continue reading...

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