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Fit pupils grant’s aim in Mansfield district

Subscriber onlySecond-grade teacher Barb Root first thought that beginning the school day with exercise in the Tiger Den gymnasium at Mansfield Elementary School would result in hyper children and chaotic mornings. Continue reading...

Make water payments, judge orders Lead Hill

Subscriber onlyA circuit judge has directed Lead Hill to begin making monthly minimum payments to the Ozark Mountain Public Regional Water Authority while a lawsuit over the water contract is pending. Continue reading...

Schools study safety plans for tornadoes

Safe rooms, underground or interior spaces advised

Subscriber onlyIn schools that lack safe rooms, the safest place to seek shelter during a tornado is sometimes a hallway, a Fayetteville School District administrator said. Continue reading...

240 get taste of S. Korean culture

Subscriber onlyWhen someone in South Korea asks for a mixer, he isn’t talking about a kitchen appliance with beaters that’s used to make cake batter. Continue reading...

Boy sits out state tests

Dad says teaching too geared toward exams

Subscriber onlyA Fayetteville father who teaches in the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas kept his fourth-grade son out of school during Benchmark testing this week. Continue reading...

Arkansas pupils’ test scores climb

But state still lags nation

Subscriber onlyResults of state and national standardized tests show a long-term upward trend in public school students’ performance, according to the sixth annual Arkansas Report Card from the Office of Education Policy at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Schools altering when kids learn advanced math

New standards delay start

Subscriber onlySome school districts are adjusting the sequence in which they offer math courses to their highest achievers because of changes under the new Common Core State Standards for middle school and high school students. Continue reading...

Flat Stanley returns home from Iraq war

‘You’ll be all right,’ vet tells youth

Subscriber onlyHuntsville High School senior Alan Orduna remembers how much he liked the colors orange and blue when he colored a paper Flat Stanley as a third-grader in Luella Wood’s class in Huntsville. Continue reading...

New superintendent sought in Huntsville

Subscriber onlyHuntsville School District officials plan to hire a new superintendent for the 2014-15 school year, with the current superintendent stepping into an assistant superintendent role until he retires. Continue reading...

Census: NW up by most in state

Jonesboro, LR areas are next

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas continued to lead in population growth among the state’s metropolitan statistical areas, followed by the Jonesboro and Little Rock areas, according to new estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Continue reading...

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